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

This is an open source project aimed at a comprehensive study of documents from the funds of the Central Research Institute of the Russian Federation, the Russian Navy, as well as foreign archives, to create the first open public Catalog of information in Russia to obtain information about the fate of each plane produced at the factories of Western countries-allies of the USSR in the anti-Hitler coalition (USA, Canada, Great Britain) and supplied to the USSR during World War II