Центральный архив Министерства обороны Российской Федерации

  • Central Archive of the Ministry of Defense
  • Tsentralnyi arkhiv Ministerstva oborony RF
  • TsAMO


The archive was established in Moscow in 1936 and changed its name several times. Since 1992 it is called the Central Archive of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

In 1941 following the German invasion onto Soviet Union, the archive was evacuated to the town of Buzuluk in Orenburg Oblast. In 1943 it was moved to Podolsk were it is located until today.

Geographical and Cultural Context

The archive contains documents relating to all of the activities of Soviet and Russian armed forces from 1941 to the present.

Archival and Other Holdings

Archive contains following documents:

  • Documents of the Central Headquarters and all other authorities of the armed forces from the years 1941-1945

  • Service and personal records of the officers of Soviet and Russian army. from the years 1941 until the present.

  • Personnel records of military administration bodies, formations, units and other organizations of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation;

  • Records of people sentenced by military courts

Opening Times

Monday to Thursday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. 3.45 p.m.

Conditions of Access

Prior visit notice and ID document.


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