One of the key exploratory researches carried out by the specialists of the Center for Contemporary History is the work on the search, study, and identification of the Second World War aircraft, carried out, among other things, within the framework of the project of the Search Movement of Russia “Homeland sky”. The study of archival materials is a crucial element of this work. Over the years, we have accumulated considerable experience in archival work and created a database that allows

The search project ” Homeland sky ” was created to perpetuate the memory of the dead and missing pilots during the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, as well as local conflicts of the 1930s on Hasan, Khalkhin Gol, in Spain and Finland. The project is based on the principles of a scientific approach, starting from fieldwork carried out using the latest technologies (such as GPR and magnetometric surveys), the most complete documentation of field and technical aspects up to the