ASU Students Examine Records of Astrakhan Citizens’ War Labour Valour
This spring, second-year students of the Historical Faculty of Astrakhan State University have undertaken a traineeship at the State Archives of Astrakhan Region. One of the tasks was to participate in the search for certificates of awarding the citizens with medals “For Valiant Labour in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945”.
The work was carried out to prepare a package of documents for conferring honorary title “City of Labour Valour” to Astrakhan.
The trainees examined R-2233 collection (Astrakhan Regional Council of People’s Deputies and its Executive Committee) and the cases about the Astrakhan citizens who distinguished themselves during the war years.
The students learned how to use the scientific and reference apparatus of the archive, compare and summarize the information of documents, and also learned a lot about the structure of the certificate for awarding medals. Ekaterina Shalatskaya, supervisor of the traineeship at the state archive, helped young historians to cope with this task.
Student Zarina Nugmanova noted that the trainees continue their active work in the archive, learning something new every day.
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