Izvestiya of Saratov University.
ISSN 1819-4907 (Print)
ISSN 2542-1913 (Online)

I. Stalin

Repressive Policy of the Soviet State and Destiny of Prisoners of War of Red Army – Participants of the Soviet-Finnish War of 1939–1940

In the article it is proved that in the Soviet-Finnish war of 1939– 1940 the state and political management of the USSR tried to write off failures on the Soviet prisoners of war who have appeared in Finnish to captivity. The relation of the state and its high-ranking officials to the military personnel, got to the Finnish captivity, was characterized by antihumanity, monstrous neglect to human life, absence of desire objectively to understand each fact of capture of the Soviet serviceman, his behavior in captivity.

Czechoslovak Corps in the Volga region in 1918

The article deals with the causes of separate parts of the Czechoslovak Army corps in the Middle Volga region, the impact on the consolidation of the anti-Bolshevik forces in the region and the course of the fighting in the summer of 1918. The author of this article identifies a number of features that differentiate Povolzhskoe groups of Czechoslovak Corps from similar military units that took part in the Civil War.