Position of the Russian Prisoners of War in the Years of World War I: Sketch of Daily Reality

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In the article on the basis of archival documents daily occurrence of military captivity of soldiers and officers of the Russian army in the years of World War I – from the capture moment in the battlefield to conditions of the maintenance in camps reveals. The measures taken by the military country leaders for prevention of voluntary mass delivery in captivity are considered. The policy of official structures and departments concerning military captivity, their relation to attempts of public organizations to assist the compatriots who have got to trouble is shown.

E S Seniavskaya

Institute of Russian History of Russian Academy of Sciences

Email: senyavsky@mtu-net.ru
Center of Studying of the Contemporary History of Russia and Political Science

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