Did the Soviet military intentionally send Armenian soldiers to the most precarious fronts during WWII?

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Some 50 million were killed during WWII. In percentages, more Armenians were killed than any other nationality. In the Soviet Union Armenians had the most victims.

About 11% of the population was killed. Belorussia was second with 6.8%. Why were so many Armenians killed? Did the Soviet military intentionally send Armenian soldiers to the most precarious fronts?

In 1939 the population of Artsakh was 150,838 of which 90% were Armenian. During WWII over 45,000 people or 32% of the population of Armenians were drafted. In percentage, more people were mobilized in Artsakh than even in Germany.

By Jirair Tutunjian, Toronto keghart.org

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2 thoughts on “Did the Soviet military intentionally send Armenian soldiers to the most precarious fronts during WWII?”

  1. Gregory Ketabgian

    According to the memoir of an Armenian soldier drafted from Yerevan, when he was in basic training in Georgia he and others noted that not significant number of Georgians were drafted compared to them. Noted that Stalin and Beria were Georgians and protected them.

  2. Kevork Papazian

    I am absolutely positive that the Soviets intentionally did send the Armenian soldiers to the front positions to die in their place, otherwise how come a small country with a small population, suffered 300 thousand casualties??…!!

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