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A unique project of the Main archival city Department of Moscow and igsc “My documents” will tell about how the capital has experienced years of war.

In the capital earned unique online Museum “Moscow with concern for history”. This is a joint project The main archival city Department of Moscow and igsc “My documents”.

Website visitors are not leaving the house to study the documents and unique artifacts collected by specialists during the year. About how it was created, the exposition, to whom it will be interesting and some unique finds in it — in the material

From the family archive — the archive of the city

“The idea of the virtual Museum was created in April last year. In preparation for the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Victory we launched the project “Moscow — caring for history.” We were motivated by the desire to introduce into scientific circulation and make available to the public materials about the great Patriotic war from the family archives of Muscovites,” — says the Deputy head of the Department for the storage of documents after 1917 Glavarhiva of the city of Moscow Mikhail morukov.

As a result, over the years managed to collect almost 7.5 thousand exhibits. They are now stored in the Glavarhiva, information about them, and historians brought in a special register. Scanned copies of documents and photos of things graded and provided detailed descriptions. In the future, these data will be able to use researchers, educators and people interested in history.

“Going to the site, any visitor has at his disposal a kind of encyclopedia of life in Moscow during the great Patriotic war. Since all events are closely interlinked, he has the broadest view of what was happening in this moment and at the front and in the rear”, — says Mikhail morukov.

History in maps, notes and chart

The project “Moscow — caring for history,” as says the expert, — this site is a Museum with many sections and interactive elements.

All information is sorted in chronological order, from January 1941 to December 1945. In addition, there are thematic blocks: “the Military and political events”, “Moscow news”, “Culture, education, religion, Economics, science, medicine”. In the units the authors of the project placed notes Metropolitan Newspapers. From them visitors can learn that, for example, on 17 February 1941 in Moscow took place the championship of the USSR in speed skating, and in April, the city undertook a decade of Tajik art. Many of the documents and newspaper articles in these sections are published for the first time.

Another important part of the card. They, as well as aerial photographs and explanatory documents are collected in a separate section.

“In fact, on a modern map of Moscow imposed maps and aerial photography of the war. Moreover, each card is a specially marked object, which is the photographic information. Open the map, any visitor may make multiple trips into the past,” explains Mikhail morukov.

Users will be able to see panoramas of streets of the city during the war, photographs of buildings and interiors. So, to recreate the appearance of the metro developers to use the unique documents of the early 40-ies of XX century: economic and technical report with photos and infographics. There in the section and unique data Goskomstata on the number of births, deaths, marriages or terminated its citizens.

“This interesting document, which are often invisible to users,” — says the expert.

Presented on the site and data from archive of Management of FSB of Russia in Moscow and Moscow region. You can learn from them about the work of the NKVD of Moscow and the Moscow region for front line combat operations assault battalions. Also on this page you can find other military records: military ID, red army books, flight books.

“People can see how was the life of a soldier in the war. For example, the collection includes military ID Boris Konstantinovich Komkova. There are reported all the biographical information of the person referring to all stages of military service, degrees, awards, liens, property, weapons, and physical data. These Krasnoarmeyskaya books we can make a sociological slice”, — says Mikhail morukov.

Another rare exhibit, which entered the Museum’s collection, a small pocket of the album format. Inside, reproductions of graphics, depicting a squadron of the Baltic fleet during combat duty in 1941. Under the assumptions of the historian, in the creation of the album involved taking the artists of the Studio of political Department of the Navy, including Yakov Romas — designer of the metro station “Krasnoselskaya”.

“This is most likely a mock draft edition of the defense of Tallinn and Hanko Peninsula, on the defense of Kronstadt and Leningrad. In fact, an artistic chronicle of the history of the Baltic fleet in the defense of Leningrad during the most difficult period of the great Patriotic war”, — says Mikhail morukov.

Letters of Victory and gramophone trophy

Another section of the virtual Museum composed entirely of the documents submitted by the Muscovites, called “Letters of Victory”. Letters and memories of soldiers, their families and friends read Russian artists.

In the video participated Vasily Lanovoy, Irina Kupchenko, Sergey Nikonenko, Aleksandr Mikhailov, S. Doinikov, Boris Shcherbakov, Alena Babenko, Evgeniy Gerasimov, Andrey Merzlikin, Zakhar Prilepin and others.

“Thanks to their talent, these very dramatic materials get a new life”, — says Mikhail morukov.

Unique and exposure of the items collected in the Museum. It presents more than a thousand artifacts. They include awards, clocks, cameras, equipment, and unusual exhibits. For example, the website visitors will be able to examine in detail a real phonograph with a set of plates. According to Michael Morukova, despite its venerable age, it is in excellent condition and works.

The Museum exposition is constantly updated. Documents and wartime artifacts Muscovites can pass through the centres of public services “My documents”.

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