RKKA in World War II

(Russian project)

AMVAS's project RKKA in World War II




    The aim of this project is to provide information to the English-speaking community about the role of the Soviet Army (RKKA) in World War II and to provide you with translated information from the Eastern side. While constructing this site, I took into account wishes of the "EAST FRONT 2" game scenario designers.

    In this website you can find maps, useful info about strength and order of battles of the soviet troops, images of different vehicles, brief information about weapons, uniform, etc. I use information from Russian sites and literature. I'm not a professional interpreter, so apologies in advance for any mistakes in my English.

    Some figures may vary, as I take them from different sources and unfortunately I can't pay time to analyze each one to make sure they are 100% correct. Except some cases I try to use more or less believable sources.

    I'm trying to avoid conflicts with copyright law. For any image or translated article all references are given. If you think that any of the publications on this site breaks your rights, please feel free to contact me.

    All materials posted on this site are restricted only for private - not for commercial use.

    This site's development depends on you too! Your wishes and remarks are taken into account in my work.

    Please, don't ask me to give large amounts of translated text (i.e. battle descriptions, detailed OOBs of large formations etc.). It's a very time-consuming operation for me. If I am able in the future, I'll upload more information about this. Also I have to say that at least until autumn 2005 I have very hot time. So, I apologize, if I can't help somebody. Traffic of my site is several hundreds visitors per day and even if only few of them asks me some questions, you can guess how much time I need to answer all of them....

   Also I need any advices about getting sponsor support. Last time my finances are in very poor state, as number of materials to buy (scan or copy) increased much, while my income remained constant. Any help in this is greatly appreciated!

I also am trying to fix some financial problems using banner affiliate advertisement programs. Not sure it'll help much, but it's worth to try to get some money in any way....

One kinda request to all my correspondents, especially who writes me for the first time - to confirm receiving my replies. Sometimes mails from my address are blocked by your mail daemons for SPAM and not every time I can trace such type of problems

I'm also searching for anybody who knows Russian to help me in the translation of (at least) tables or list of abbreviations! If you don't know Russian, but want to help you may take part in grammar correction of existing texts, or to donate a sum of money which I will use to provide new materials for the website.


    I obtain much materials, so I need an enormous amount of time for translating alone! In the past 2004 year their amount again increased. To my calculations, I'll need ~10 years to upload all of them myself!!! (No, I was too optimistic...)


As I have many problems with free time, I'll concentrate on several sections.
Updates of other sections will be more infrequent and likely only in the second half of the year. I'm speaking here about my own efforts. If anybody would care to contribute something in the development of the other sections, this is welcomed.
Among the battles I will try to pay more attention to will be the Hungarian conflicts.
And at last I hope to finish a large-scale internal reconstruction of site, which started several months ago. You may be unaware of it, as I perform this process without much difference between old and new appearances. 95 HTML pages out of roughly 260 have not been improved yet.

I also have plans to make an automatic system of OOB tables' translation, but I need to create large database of abbreviations for this. At least the primitive code of such a program (written on VBA for WORD) already exists. Maybe I will even improve it with time... The only problem is the database.

Now briefly about myself. The great shortage of time is caused by my work on two jobs and work on my thesis. I kindly ask you to avoid long discussions with me either in the forum or by e-mail. This correspondence takes away from the time I have available for the site's development!...

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RKKA in World War II

I appreciate the invaluable help:

...for presenting materials:

  • M. Kolomiets
  • "Condor"
  • E. Drig
  • A. Kiyan
  • K. Shishkin
  • I. Ivlev
  • D. Burgdorf
  • V. Dyunov
  • L. Tonioli
  • A. Bryukh
  • O. Gubarev

... for help in translation and grammar correction:

  • Y. Mann
  • A. Nakhabov
  • G. Smithson
  • G. Dickson
  • B. Tarkulich
  • S. Greer
  • P.R. Banner
  • "von Niemack"
  • M. Kase

...for universal support:

  • L. Nemedi
  • B. King
  • A. Nepochatov
  • R. Pukalo
  • J. Mark


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