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Another great addition to your collection Bob.

And another reminder to get my booklets off the shelf and get the research going. :whistle:

Jan

Jan - yes, by all means - I'd love to see more on this forum!

With that in mind, here's an example of the power of google... a picture of our friend Sorkin!

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Bingo! Just got a mail from Nota Bene, more than 10 pages of background on Sorkin from the Russian archives - and also another, more clear, picture of him.

Will get translation rolling and post later (apparently 3 soviet orders of red banner, 2 orders of red star, etc).

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Step by step will share research as it comes available.

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PERSONAL FILE

Individual number: A-763166

1. Full name: Sorkin Naum Semyonovich

2. DoB: February 11, 1899

3. Place of birth: Town Zoporojie

4. Nationality: Jewish

5. Party membership: Member of CPSU since 1919

6. Education:

• General, political or special civil: Staff course of diplomatic workers in Moscow in 1933.

• Military including military-political: The first Moscow Soviet Course of Artillery for Commanding officers in 1920. Highest Artillery school having specialized in commanding the platoons and Artillery gun units in 1923. Highest academic course under the Military Academy named after Voroshilov in Moscow in 1952.

7. Possession of foreign languages including the languages of other Soviet nations: No

8. Military ranks bestowed:

Rank Bestowing Authority Serial number of the decree Date of the decree

Regiment commissar People’s Commissariat of Defense 00689/p 15.12.1936

Brigade Commissar People’s Commissariat of Defense 003037 09.07.1940

Colonel People’s Commissariat of Defense 07718 10.12.1942

Major General Council of People’s Commissars 02.11.1944

9. Participation in frontlines and partisan’s units:

Participated in Civil war from May 1919 to October 1919; August 15, 1920 to October 15, 1920.

Participated in Great Patriotic War against Japan from August 9, 1945 to September 3, 1945.

10. Marital status: Married.

Spouse: Klavdia Georgievna Sorkina (dob 1901).

Special Registration

13. Full name: Sorkin Naum Semyonovich

14. Commissioned: (blank)

15. Registered: Jdanov district military commissariat in Leningrad

16. Military rank: Major General

17. Level: Commanding Officer

18. Type of troops: General military

19. Code of military specialization: 8

20. Reservists age level: 3

21. Health condition: Central Military Medical Commission of the Ministry of Defense of USSR of April 15, 1958. Considered as unfit for military service during the peace time and limited fit (2nd level) for the military service during the wartime by the Decree of #110 dated 1956 of the Ministry of Defense.

22. Reservists’ retreat attendance: (blank)

23. Place of work and the rank: Retired according to the Decree# 100.

24. Home address: Decembrists’ street, apartment 6, flat 10.

25. Type of the Military reservists ID card: B.D. SN: 00749

Issued: July 23, 1958

26. Miscellaneous Notes: (blank)

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I guess the red stars and 2 of the red banners would be worth researching with the third red banner probably being long service. Anybody know whether the Lenin could be researchable?

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Award Card

Order booklet # 532872

Identification card #

1. Surname: SORKIN

2. First and parental name: Naum Semyonovich

3. Military rank: Major-General

4. Sex: Male

5. DOB: 1899

6. Place of birth: Zaporojye town, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic

7. Party membership (since): a member of All-Soviet Communist Party (of Bolsheviks) since 1919

8. Education: Secondary

9. Nationality: Jewish

10. Drafted to the Red Army (since): 1919-26; 1933-35 and since 1936

11. The place of service (the name of the unit) and the position held at the moment of awarding: the Staff of the second Far-Eastern Front, Deputy Chief of Staff-Chief of Intelligence Division

12. The place of service and the position held at the moment: the Staff of the Far-Eastern Military District, Deputy Chief of Staff-Chief of Intelligence Division

13. Home address of the awarded: Town Toyohara

14. List of all decorations awarded:

The name of the orders and medals Serial numbers Serial numbers of documents Number and date of decree of the award

The Order of Lenin 133190 Uk 17-5-51

Order of the Red Banner 247548 Z #497635 Decree of the Commander of Soviet Army in Far-East # 06/11 dated Aug 27, 1945

Order of the Red Star 656998 A#467635 Decree of the Presidium of Supreme Soviet of USSR dated June 4, 1944

Order of the Red Star 876273 G3092946 Decree of the Presidium of Supreme Soviet of USSR dated Nov 3, 1944

Medal “XX years to Worker’s and Peasant’s Red Army” #000496 Decree of the Presidium of Supreme Soviet of USSR dated Feb 22, 1938

Medal for “Victory over Germany in Great Patriotic War 1941-1945” B#08017004 Decree of the Presidium of Supreme Soviet of USSR dated May 9, 1945

Order of the Red Banner 530435 Uk 30-12-56

Order of the Red Banner 258082 Uk 5-11-46

Signature: Sorkin (signed)

Above information and the signature of the awarded is certified by: Assistant of the Chief of Intelligence Division of the Staff of the Far-Eastern Military District (signed) Major Samarchenko

(Stamped) Stamp bearing the Seal of USSR titled “Intelligence Division of the Staff of the Far-Eastern Military District”

Date: March 2, 1946

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1. Full name: Sorkin Naum Semyonovich

2. DOB: 1899

3. Nationality: Jewish

4. Possession of foreign languages: English (good)

5. Place of birth: Town Zoporojie, Dnepropetrovskaya Oblast

6. Social status, origin: civil servant

7. Party membership:

• Member of CPSU since 1919.

• Candidate to a member of CPSU since (blank)

• Member of All Soviet Communist Youth Council since (blank)

• Not a member of the party: (blank)

• Former membership in other political parties: (blank)

• Party reprimands and change in party membership: (blank)

8. Education (Indicate the name of the school, number of classes attended or courses completed, date of the graduation):

 General: Four classes of high primary school in 1914;

 Military: The first Moscow command artillery course in 1920; Highest Artillery School in 1923.

 Political: (blank)

9. Service in Old (Tsarist) army: (blank)

10. Service in White Guard (blank)

11. Record of captivity or encirclement, when and for how long (for those who have been in enemy encirclement, the information is to be provided by those only who broke the encirclement in non-assigned units) No

12.

Rank bestowed Bestowing Authority Serial number of the decree Date of the decree

Colonel People’s Commissariat of Defense 07718 10.12.1942

13. Participation in the War Fronts: Did not participate

14. Wounds and traumas: No

15. State awards (order and medals): No

16. Family status and address:

Married. Spouse: Orlovskaya Vera Nikolaevna, town of Habarovsk

17. Type and serial number of Officer’s ID card: DN 175575. Issue date: May 16, 1944

Stamp: Card database of Department of Cadres of Artillery

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1. Full name: Sorkin Naum Semyonovich

2. DOB: 1899

3. Nationality: Jewish

4. Place of birth (according to the latest administrative division): Dnepropetrovskaya Oblast

5. Party membership:

• Member of CPSU since 1919.

• Candidate to a member of CPSU since (blank)

• Member of All Soviet Communist Youth Council since (blank)

• Not a member of the party: (blank)

6. Education (Indicate the name of the school, number of classes attended or courses completed, date of the graduation):

 The first Moscow command artillery course in 1920;

 Highest Artillery School in 1923.

7.

Rank bestowed Bestowing Authority Serial number of the decree Date of the decree

Colonel

8. Marital status, family members and address (blank)

9. Record of active military service in Soviet Army and Navy. In the Armed Forces since: (blank)

Order of the Red Banner

Medal “XX years to Worker’s and Peasant’s Red Army”

Post and place of service-unit (organization), division, army, front or district, fleet or flotilla. The dislocation of the unit in peace time Bestowing Authority Serial number of the decree Date of the decree

Chief of Intelligence Division and Deputy Chief of Staff of Far-Eastern Front Far-Eastern Front

Chief of Special Rifle Brigade # 18, Far-Eastern Front Far-Eastern Front 0308 March 9, 1943

Chief of Intelligence Division and Deputy Chief of Staff of Far-Eastern Front

Chief of Intelligence Division and Deputy Chief of Staff of Far-Eastern Front People’s Commissariat of Defense 02439 April 9, 1943

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Interesting:

* confirmation of the mongolian award (at least one of them)

* info on where he fought in 1919-1920... more on that in next post

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Card # (blank) Personal File # 872

1. Full name: Sorkin Naum Semyonovich

2. Nationality: Jewish

3. Possession of foreign languages: English with the help of dictionary

4. DoB: February 11, 1899

5. Place of birth: Town Zoporojie, Dnepropetrovskaya oblast

6. Social status, profession (prior to being drafted to the armed Forces): civil servant

7. Party membership:

• Member of CPSU since 1919. Serial number of the Party Membership ID card: 2205698

• Member of All Soviet Communist Youth Council since (blank)

• Not a member of the party: (blank)

• Former membership in other political parties: No

• Party reprimands and change in party membership: No

8. Education (Indicate the name of the school, number of classes attended or courses completed, date of the graduation):

 General: Four classes of high primary school in 1914;

 Military: The first Moscow command artillery course in 1920; Highest Artillery School in 1923.

 Political: No

9. Service in Old (Tsarist) army, the latest post and rank: No

10. Service in White Guard and foreign armies (service in foreign armies is indicated in case if the officer has not been concurrently in service of the Soviet Amy) No

11.

Rank bestowed Bestowing Authority Serial number of the decree Date of the decree

Regiment commissar People’s Commissariat of Defense 00689/p 15.12.1936

Brigade Commissar People’s Commissariat of Defense 003037 09.07.1940

Colonel People’s Commissariat of Defense 07718 10.12.1942

Major General Council of People’s Commissars 02.11.1944

12. Participation in the Great Patriotic War (when, where and duration):

From May 1919 to October 1919: Deninkin Front

From August 1920 to October 1920: Polish Front

13. Participation in military campaign for the defense of the USSR prior to the Great Patriotic War (where, duration, date): (blank)

14. Record of captivity or encirclement, when and for how long (for those who have been in enemy encirclement, the information is to be provided by those only who broke the encirclement in non-assigned units) No

15. State awards and date the awards were bestowed:

Order of the Red Banner -1945 Mongolian Order of Red Banner - 1931

Order of the Red Banner - 1946 Medal “XX years to Worker’s and Peasant’s Red Army”

Order of the Red Star- 1944 Medal for “Victory over Germany in Great Patriotic War 1941-1945”

Order of the Red Star-1944 Medal for “Victory over Japan”

16. Type and number of Officer’s ID card: MR-000001 #3086

17. When drafted to the Armed Forces and which post appointed: Drafted to the Armed Forces on a voluntary basis and appointed as a student to Kharkov artillery command courses on May 12, 1919. Drafted from reserve in June 1933 and again drafted in June 1936.

18. Service record in the Armed Forces:

Photo of Sorkin N.S.

Post and place of service-unit (organisation), division, army, front or district, fleet or flotilla. The dislocation of the unit in peace time Bestowing Authority Serial number of the decree Date of the decree

Student of Kharkov artillery command courses at Denikin Front May 1919-October 1919

Student of the First Moscow artillery courses July 1920

Commander of Platoon of 11th Horse-artillery Squad, 11th Cavalry Division of 1st Cavalry Army October 1920

Commander of Platoon of Reserve Artillery Squad of 1st Cavalry Army February 1921

Assistant to Commander of Artillery Squad of 1st Cavalry Army June 1921

Assistant to Commander of 16th Special Artillery Squad of Sevastopol Fortress August 1921

Commander of 16th Special Artillery Squad of Sevastopol Fortress March 1922

Commander of 15th Special Artillery Squad of Sevastopol Fortress July 1922

Student of Highest Artillery School July 1923

Chief of Artillery School of Mongolian People’s Revolutionary Army July 1926

Assigned to the Cadre Division of General Department of the Red Army Revolutionary Military Council of USSR 570 August 25, 1926

In reserve

Drafted to the Red Army Revolutionary Military Council of USSR 1201 June 7, 1933

Discharged to a prolonged leave People’s Commissariat of Defense 1658 June 28, 1935

Drafted to the Red Army People’s Commissariat of Defense 00524 June 19, 1936

Deputy Chief of Division #9 of Intelligence Department of Red Army People’s Commissariat of Defense 00524 June 19, 1936

Acting Chief of Division #9 of Intelligence Department of Red Army Intelligence Department of Red Army 0256 December 22, 1937

Acting Chief of Division #5 of Intelligence Department of Red Army Intelligence Department of Red Army 045 March 11, 1938

Commissioned to Department #5, General Staff of Red Army Department #5 00119 July 9, 1939

Commissioned to Division #11, General Staff of Red Army 0220 August 9, 1939

Acting Chief of Special Assignment Division, General Staff of Red Army People’s Commissariat of Defense 05082 December 23, 1939

Chief of Special Assignment Division, General Staff of Red Army People’s Commissariat of Defense 03036 July 9, 1940

Chief of Intelligence Division at the Staff of Far-Eastern Military District People’s Commissariat of Defense 0461 February 17, 1941

Chief of Intelligence Division and Deputy Chief of Staff of Far-Eastern Front Far-Eastern Front 01834 December 30, 1942

Acting Chief of Special Rifle Brigade # 18, Far-Eastern Front Far-Eastern Front 0308 March 9, 1943

Chief of Intelligence Division and Deputy Chief of Staff of Far-Eastern Front Far-Eastern Front 0497 May 7, 1943

Commissioned to General Intelligence Department, General Staff of Red Army General Intelligence Department 0437 April 24, 1947

Acting Chief of Training Division of Military Diplomatic Academy of Armed Forces of USSR Military Diplomatic Academy 0130 February 2, 1947

Chief of Intelligence Division and Deputy Chief of Staff of Far-Eastern Military District MoD 1862 September 28, 1948

Chief of Intelligence and Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence of Far-Eastern Military District MoD 0634 April 14, 1950

Highest academic course under the Military Academy named after Voroshilov MoD 05048 December 15, 1951

Deputy Chief of Operative-Tactical Training Faculty at Leningrad Air Force Engineering Academy MoD of USSR 05188 15.11.1952

Deputy Chief of Faculty of Tactics and History of War Art at Leningrad Air Force Engineering Academy named after Mojaiskyi Commander in Chief of Air Force 040 13.01.1956

Assigned to the Cadre Division Commander in Chief of Air Force 0532 04.04.1958

Discharged from the active military service by the Decree of Ministry of Defense #594, June 4, 1958 and registered as reservist at Jdanov Military Commissariat of Leningrad in May, 1959.

19. Wounds and traumas (when, where): No

20. Academic posts: No

21. Academic degrees: No

22. Record of travel abroad (where, when) and for how long: Special trip

23. Record of conviction, if “yes”, when, which Court and the length of sentence: No

24. Family status, full name and DOB of the spouse and children:

Married. Spouse: Klavdia Georgievna Sorkina (dob 1901).

Address: Moscow- 57, Peschanay street, DNS-2, flat #37.

25. Special notes: (blank)

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In Ulaan Baatar right now, and i MAY have found out a little bit more on Sorkin in a local museum - the museum is the "Victims of Political Persecution Memorial Museum"... so that should give a hint (think Cambodian killing fields but on smaller scale)... pics to be posted when I'm back home.

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Some pics from the mentioned museum (i'll spare you the room with skulls with bullet holes...). Sorkin had interesting "friends" in high places...

First the museum, the former house of Peljidiin Genden who was the second President (1924 to 1927) and the ninth Prime Minister (1932–1936) of Mongolia. He was purged and executed in Russia in 1937 - interesting story: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peljidiin_Genden

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Back to Sorkin - a picture from the museum (he is on far right, his name is spelled incorrectly as Sorokin)

Choibalsan is a few seats to the left

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What's even better, I got to meet up with a fellow forum member in UB who is also the author of a great recent book on Mongolian awards. More on that later, as he was able to show me some real treasures!, but he also found another photo of Sorkin in his own collection.

Caption below photograph in book:

"Some commanders of the Mongolian People's Revolutionary army with a group of Red Army instructors. From left to right: 1st in the 1st row-Chief of General Staff MPRA V.A. Kangelara, 4th in the same row-Chief Inspector of the MPRA Kh. Choibalsan and 6th in the same row-Chief of the Mobilization Division of MPRA Myagmar". 1925."

Sorkin is (our guess) bottom row, third from the left

Many more pic's of my trip to UB to follow, incl. many orders/medals related!

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Thumbing through more pictures i took in the aforementioned museum, turns out Sorkin was involved in the so called "Lhumbe affair" in which "311 people were convicted of being counter-revolutionaries and political dissidents and accused of a conspiring to overthrow the communist government with the help and under the instruction of the imperialist government of Japan." Will post pic referring to this later, but some more hints below.

And, from:

http://en.epochtimes.com/news/3-9-22/6877.html

Key text: "The purge of 1933-1934 had been carefully planned by OGPU advisers Chibisov and Grigoriev, and it was OGPU officers Ratuzov, Iliev, Badmayan, and Sorokin who interrogated Lhumbe in the Soviet Union."

Sorkin may not be as friendly as he looks...

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Abbreviated service record card

1. Full name: Sorkin Naum Semyonovich

2. DOB: 1899

3. Nationality: Jewish

4. Place of birth (according to the latest administrative division): Dnepropetrovskaya Oblast

5. Party membership:

• Member of CPSU since 1919.

• Candidate to a member of CPSU since (blank)

• Member of All Soviet Communist Youth Council since (blank)

• Not a member of the party: (blank)

6. Education (Indicate the name of the school, number of classes attended or courses completed, date of the graduation):

 The first Moscow command artillery course in 1920;

 Highest Artillery School in 1923.

7.

Rank bestowed Bestowing Authority Serial number of the decree Date of the decree

Colonel

8. Marital status, family members and address (blank)

9. Record of active military service in Soviet Army and Navy. In the Armed Forces since: (blank)

Order of the Red Banner

Medal “XX years to Worker’s and Peasant’s Red Army”

Post and place of service-unit (organization), division, army, front or district, fleet or flotilla. The dislocation of the unit in peace time Bestowing Authority Serial number of the decree Date of the decree

Chief of Intelligence Division and Deputy Chief of Staff of Far-Eastern Front Far-Eastern Front

Chief of Special Rifle Brigade # 18, Far-Eastern Front Far-Eastern Front 0308 March 9, 1943

Chief of Intelligence Division and Deputy Chief of Staff of Far-Eastern Front

Chief of Intelligence Division and Deputy Chief of Staff of Far-Eastern Front People’s Commissariat of Defense 02439 April 9, 1943

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Abbreviated service record card

1. Full name: Sorkin Naum Semyonovich

2. DOB: 1899

3. Nationality: Jewish

4. Possession of foreign languages: English (good)

5. Place of birth: Town Zoporojie, Dnepropetrovskaya Oblast

6. Social status, origin: civil servant

7. Party membership:

• Member of CPSU since 1919.

• Candidate to a member of CPSU since (blank)

• Member of All Soviet Communist Youth Council since (blank)

• Not a member of the party: (blank)

• Former membership in other political parties: (blank)

• Party reprimands and change in party membership: (blank)

8. Education (Indicate the name of the school, number of classes attended or courses completed, date of the graduation):

 General: Four classes of high primary school in 1914;

 Military: The first Moscow command artillery course in 1920; Highest Artillery School in 1923.

 Political: (blank)

9. Service in Old (Tsarist) army: (blank)

10. Service in White Guard (blank)

11. Record of captivity or encirclement, when and for how long (for those who have been in enemy encirclement, the information is to be provided by those only who broke the encirclement in non-assigned units) No

12.

Rank bestowed Bestowing Authority Serial number of the decree Date of the decree

Colonel People’s Commissariat of Defense 07718 10.12.1942

13. Participation in the War Fronts: Did not participate

14. Wounds and traumas: No

15. State awards (order and medals): No

16. Family status and address:

Married. Spouse: Orlovskaya Vera Nikolaevna, town of Habarovsk

17. Type and serial number of Officer’s ID card: DN 175575. Issue date: May 16, 1944

Stamp: Card database of Department of Cadres of Artillery

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Abbreviated service record card

1. Full name: Sorkin Naum Semyonovich

2. DOB: 1899

3. Nationality: Jewish

4. Possession of foreign languages: English (good)

5. Place of birth: Town Zoporojie, Dnepropetrovskaya Oblast

6. Social status, origin: civil servant

7. Party membership:

• Member of CPSU since 1919.

• Candidate to a member of CPSU since (blank)

• Member of All Soviet Communist Youth Council since (blank)

• Not a member of the party: (blank)

• Former membership in other political parties: (blank)

• Party reprimands and change in party membership: (blank)

8. Education (Indicate the name of the school, number of classes attended or courses completed, date of the graduation):

 General: Four classes of high primary school in 1914;

 Military: The first Moscow command artillery course in 1920; Highest Artillery School in 1923.

 Political: (blank)

9. Service in Old (Tsarist) army: (blank)

10. Service in White Guard (blank)

11. Record of captivity or encirclement, when and for how long (for those who have been in enemy encirclement, the information is to be provided by those only who broke the encirclement in non-assigned units) No

12.

Rank bestowed Bestowing Authority Serial number of the decree Date of the decree

Colonel People’s Commissariat of Defense 07718 10.12.1942

13. Participation in the War Fronts: Did not participate

14. Wounds and traumas: No

15. State awards (order and medals): No

16. Family status and address:

Married. Spouse: Orlovskaya Vera Nikolaevna, town of Habarovsk

17. Type and serial number of Officer’s ID card: DN 175575. Issue date: May 16, 1944

18. When drafted to the Armed Forces and which post appointed: since 1919. Appointed to the officer’s post in August 1920.

19. Active Service in the Red Army:

Title of the post Name of the unit Bestowing Authority Serial number of the decree Date of the decree

Chief of division Far-Eastern Front / decree # 19851 B

Stamp: Card database of Department of Cadres of Artillery

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Abbreviated service record card

1. Full name: Sorkin Naum Semyonovich

2. DOB: 1899

3. Nationality: (blank)

4. Possession of foreign languages: (blank)

5. Place of birth: Town Zoporojie

6. Social status, origin: (blank)

7. Party membership:

• Member of CPSU since (blank)

• Candidate to a member of CPSU since (blank)

• Member of All Soviet Communist Youth Council since (blank)

• Not a member of the party: (blank)

• Former membership in other political parties: (blank)

• Party reprimands and change in party membership: (blank)

8. Education:

 General: (blank)

 Military (Indicate the name of the all military schools, full date of the graduation, the complete and shortened cources): Highest academic course under the Military Academy named after Voroshilov, Ministry of Defense. 05005-52

 Political: (blank)

9. Service in Old (Tsarist) army: (blank)

10. Service in White Guard (blank)

11. Record of captivity or encirclement, when and for how long (for those who have been in enemy encirclement, the information is to be provided by those only who broke the encirclement in non-assigned units) (blank)

12.

Rank bestowed Bestowing Authority Serial number of the decree Date of the decree

Major General

13. Participation in the War Fronts: (blank)

14. Wounds and traumas: (blank)

15. State awards (order and medals): (blank)

16. Family status and address: (blank)

17. Type and serial number of Officer’s ID card: (blank). Issue date: (blank)

18. When drafted to the Armed Forces and which post appointed: (blank)

19. Service in the Red Army:

Title of the post Bestowing Authority Serial number of the decree Date of the decree

Highest academic course under the Military Academy named after Voroshilov

Discharged to the reserves based on 59 “B” (illness) MoD 594 June 4, 1958

20. Discharged with the rank (from the post): (blank)

21. Reasons for discharging: (blank)

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Award List

Full name: SORKIN Naum Semyonovich

Military rank, post, military unit, army: Colonel, Chief of Intelligence Division of Staff of the Far-Eastern Front

Recommended for: the Order of the Red Banner

1. DOB: 1899

2. Nationality: Russian

3. Drafted to the Red Army: 1919-1926 and since 1933

4. Party membership (since): Member of the All-Union Party of Communists (Bolsheviks) since 1919

5. Participation in the combat operations (where and when): Participant of the Civil War

Wounds and contusions (specify): No

6. Awards record: Jubilee Medal “XX years to Worker’s and Peasant’s Red Army” and the Order of the Mongolian People’s Republic

7. Drafted to the Armed Forces by which Revolutionary Military Committee: In Kharkov. Volunteered.

8. Service address: HQ of the Far-Eastern Front

Permanent residence address of 1) the award candidate (blank) 2) his family: (blank)

I. Brief and concrete description of the personal

combat feat and merit

Colonel Sorkin N. S. is a well trained and experienced officer. He skillfully organized the work of his subordinates for the accomplishment of the assignments set by the Command. In 1943, the units under his command demonstrated good results in preparing and implementing the assignments.

He possesses a good knowledge of the nature of his work and gained needed skills. He skillfully manages the subordinates in units. He is dedicated to the cause of the Party of Lenin-Stalin and the Socialist Motherland.

Comrade Sorkin is well developed in all aspects. He is an honest commander and works under extensive work load. He deserves to be recommended for the government award: the Order of the Red Banner.

Chief of Staff of the Far Eastern Front Major General (Signed) Schevchenko

January 5, 1944.

II. Conclusion of the higher position chiefs

Blank

III. Conclusion of the Military Council of the Army

Recommendation for the Order of the Red Banner is backed by Chief of Intelligence Directorate Lt. General Kuznetsov (letter # 08328. April 3, 1944) Signed. (Text handwritten)

IV. Conclusion of the Military Council (District)

Deserves the awarding of the Order of the Red Banner

Commander of the troops of the Far Eastern Front Colonel General Purkaev (Signed)

(For) Member of the Military Council of the Far Eastern Front Major General Yakovlev (Signed by a different person)

Chief of Staff of the Far Eastern Front Major General Schevchenko (Signed)

January…, 1944.

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Award List

1. Full name: SORKIN Naum Semyonovich

2. Military rank, post, military unit, army: Major-General, Chief of Intelligence Division- Deputy Chief of Staff, Second Far-Eastern Front

DOB and Place of Birth: 1899. Zaporojye town, Dnepropetrovsk oblast, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic

Nationality: Jewish

3. Party membership (since): since November 1919

4. Drafted to the Red Army (dd/mm/yy): May 1919

Promoted to officers (since): 1920

5. Participation in the combat operations (where and when): Participant of the Civil War from 1919-1920; fought on the Denikin and Polish Fronts.

Wounds and contusions (specify): No

6. Awards record: Jubilee Medal “XX years to Worker’s and Peasant’s Red Army” in 1938; Order of the Red Banner of the Mongolian People’s Republic; two Orders of the Red Star;

7. Drafted to the Armed Forces by which Revolutionary Military Committee: May 12, 1919; on a voluntary basis as a student to Kharkov artillery command courses.

8. Permanent residence address of 1) the award candidate: Town of Khabarovsk, Sershev’s street, Apartment #5, Flat 50a 2) his family: Town of Khabarovsk, Sershev’s street, Apartment #5, Flat 50a

I. Brief and concrete description of the personal

combat feat and merit

As a result of Major General SORKIN’s personal work and that of his division, the Command of the Front has been supplied with needed information for making the decisions during the preparatory period of offensive operations and during the actual process of the operation.

For the work performed, he deserves the Order of the Red Banner.

Chief of Staff of the Second Far-Eastern Front

Lt. General (signed) Shevchenko

28 August 1945.

II. Conclusion of the higher position chiefs

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III. Conclusion of the Military Council of the Army

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IV. Conclusion of the Military Council (District)

Deserves the awarding of the Order of the Red Banner

Commander of the troops of the Far Eastern Front Army General Purkaev (Signed) (Stamped)

(For) Member of the Military Council of the Far Eastern Front Lt. General Leonov (Signed by a different person)

29 August 1945.

V. Conclusion of the Award commission of People’s

Commissariat of Defense

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