In Moscow will present the portal of the Russian soldiers in the First world war

© Photoresistive troops, October 1916. Archive photoIn Moscow will present the portal of the Russian soldiers in the First world war© Photo

On Tuesday in Moscow under the auspices of the Russian historical society (RIO) will host events dedicated to the memory of the First world war: an exhibition on the state of pre-war Russia, and will be a presentation of the Internet portal that contains information about the soldiers of the Russian army participating in this war.

The first of August marks the Day of memory of Russian soldiers who died in the First world war.

Exposition «Russia on the eve of the great upheaval» illustrates the cultural, economic and socio-political situation of the country on the eve of the First world war and the great Russian revolution.

«The materials of the exhibition, which focuses on the statistics convincingly show that the economic growth accumulated by Russia as a result of the Stolypin reforms, established by 1914, a significant margin of safety. This helped put the economy on a war footing, and until the revolution quite successfully to keep it afloat,» — noted on the website RIO.

The portal «Memory of the heroes of the great war 1914-1918» is a joint project of the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation and the Federal archival Agency, conducted under the auspices of RIO.

«The idea of the Internet project is to enable anyone who wishes to access documents from the period of the First world war, to information about servicemen of the Russian army,» explains RIO.

To date, the portal contains about 2.5 million cards containing information about the dead, wounded, captured and missing soldiers. The 100th anniversary of the First world war it is planned to open access to the entire file Cabinet, which will include more than 9 million cards. The first of August the portal will be accessible to everyone, and everyone will be able to learn about the fate of the war heroes, the victories and lessons of the tragic events of those years.

It is planned that the event will be attended by the Chairman of the RIO, the Director of the foreign intelligence Service of the Russian Federation Sergey Naryshkin, representatives of the Ministry of defense, head of the Federal archival Agency Andrey Artizov, the Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Gennady Gatilov, Director of Department of culture of Moscow Alexander Kibovsky, head of the office of the President of the Russian Federation on public projects Sergey Novikov, Director of the Institute of Russian history, Yuri Petrov.

The reason for the start of armed clashes was the attack of a member of the organization «Mlada Bosna» schoolboy Gavrilo Principle, which on 28 June (new style), 1914 in Sarajevo had been killed the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife. Russia entered the war on 1 August 1914. The main land fronts were Western (French) and Eastern (Russian) fronts, the main Maritime theaters of military operations in the North, the Mediterranean and the Baltic sea.

War, for the first time in the history of mankind swept the two continents (Eurasia, Africa) and huge Maritime area, which radically redrew the political map of the world and became one of the most ambitious and bloody. During the war the armies were mobilized 70 million people; killed and died of wounds 9.5 million, more than 20 million were wounded and 3.5 million were left crippled. The greatest losses in Germany, Russia, France and Austria-Hungary (66.6% of all losses). The war ceased to exist four empires: Russian, Austro-Hungarian, Ottoman and German.

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