The human cost of the war

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The Russian death toll was significant

  • At least 10% of the Russian population died between 1941 and 1945
  • Conservative estimates suggest that 20 million Russians died as a result of the conflict, but the figure rises to more than 30 million when the numbers of those who died in gulags or as a result of war-related injuries are included

Many Russians lived under German control for much of the war

  • 85 million Russians (roughly 45% of the population) were under German control for much of the war

Many Russians were forced to relocate due to the war

  • 20 million Russians fled west to escape communist repression
  • The Kalmyk people were moved from the Stalingrad and Rostov provinces in Siberia to prevent collaboration with the Germans - approximately 130,000 Kalmyks were relocated in this way, but because


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