NKVD Census

Information about the Number of Contingents Whose Census was Conducted by the NKVD, as of February 1, 1939. February 2, 1939

 

Original Source: Perepis’ 1939 goda: Dokumental’nye istochniki Tsentral’nogo gosudarstvennogo arkhiva narodnogo khoziaistva (TSGANKh) SSSR (Materialy k serii “Narody Sovetskogo Soiuza”). Moscow: Institut etnologii i etnicheskoi antropologii AN SSSR, 1990.

N47 (Top Secret) Form N. 1
Top Secret

(Information about the Number of Contingents Whose Census Was Conducted by the NKVD, As of February 1, 1939)

No. Name of NKVD Area Men Women Both Sexes Including 18 & Over
1 NKVD USSR Center 12,345 4,206 16,551 15,783
2 NKVD Azerbaijan 23,803 1,979 25,782 23,931
3 NKVD Armenia 7,083 638 7,731 7,393
4 NKVD Belorussia 41,268 3,993 45,261 42,212
5 NKVD Georgia 23,585 2,977 26,562 24,257
6 NKVD Kazakhstan 112,157 74,980 187,137 135,499
7 NKVD Kirghizia 14,827 633 15,460 15,099
8 NKVD Tadzhikistan 15,390 5,688 21,078 16,831
9 NKVD Turkmenia 25,669 2,042 27,711 26,060
10 NKVD Ukraine 165,906 27,641 193,547 173,157
11 NKVD Uzbekistan 76,400 14,865 91,265 79,822
12 NKVD Bashkiria 22,563 9,809 32,372 23,457
13 NKVD Bur-Mongolia 44,790 1,680 46,470 45,872
14 NKVD Daghestan 5,730 342 6,072 5,800
15 NKVD Kalmykia 669 512 1,181 796
16 NKVD Karelia 131,413 26,696 158,109 140,882
17 NKVD Kab-Balkar 2,589 230 2,819 2,661
18 NKVD Komi 113,283 18,647 131,930 121,658
19 NKVD Crimea 11,050 1,059 12,109 11,560
20 NKVD Mari 2,328 247 2,575 2,469
21 NKVD Mordovia 21,446 7,907 29,353 27,400
22 NKVD Volga-Germans 2,306 368 2,674 2,483
23 NKVD North Ossetia 4,178 669 4,847 4,402
24 NKVD Tataria 14,773 2,604 17,377 15,264
25 NKVD Udmurtia 6,264 467 6,731 6,395
26 NKVD Chuvashiia 4,742 967 5,709 5,261
27 NKVD Chech-Ingush 5,112 408 5,510 5,487
28 NKVD Yakutiia See below.
29 UNKVD Altai 14,719 4,245 18,964 17,383
30 UNKVD Khabarovsk 402,186 52,446 454,631 408,866 & Primorsk
31 UNKVD Krasnoiarsk 49,721 20,501 70,222 53,151
32 UNKVD Krasnodar 19,073 2,547 21,620 19,665
33 UNKVD Ordzhonikidze 32,434 25,779 58,213 36,152
34 UNKVD Arkhangelsk 131,752 23,549 155,301 140,566
35 UNKVD Voronezh 12,837 1,564 14,401 13,591
36 UNKVD Vologda 23,029 4,718 27,747 25,066
37 UNKVD Gorky 35,926 3,706 39,632 36,665
38 UNKVD Ivanovo 14,483 1,850 16,333 14,044
39 UNKVD Irkutsk 69,938 20,326 90,264 74,138
40 UNKVD Kalinin 27,926 3,830 31,756 29,825
41 UNKVD Kirov 31,386 6,861 38,247 31,290
42 UNKVD Kursk 7,084 811 7,895 7,052
43 UNKVD Kuibyshev 61,157 8,748 69,905 65,101
44 UNKVD Leningrad obl 90,716 12,595 103,311 94,439
45 UNKVD Moscow obl 81,779 9,301 91,080 85,698
46 UNKVD Novosibirsk 150,048 107,745 257,793 174,228
47 UNKVD Omsk 18,203 3,121 26,621 18,720
48 UNKVD Chkalov 12,162 8,418 15,283 13,076
49 UNKVD Orel 12,769 1,580 14,349 13,097
50 UNKVD Rostov 23,342 2,690 26,032 24,456
51 UNKVD Riazan 5,968 486 6,454 6,186
52 UNKVD Saratov 16,060 2,549 18,609 17,250
53 UNKVD Sverdlovsk 127,956 71,545 199,491 146,675
54 UNKVD Smolensk 29,575 1,722 31,297 30,625
55 UNKVD Stalingrad 17,773 3,688 21,461 19,953
56 UNKVD Tambov 8,335 1,173 9,508 9,480
57 UNKVD Tula 15,771 1,396 17,167 16,389
58 UNKVD Cheliabinsk 54,533 34,864 89,397 61,962
59 UNKVD Chita 105,842 25,204 131,046 114,500
60 UNKVD Yaroslavl 76,730 10,857 87,587 81,566
61 UNKVD Murmansk 9,101 673 9,774 9,493
62 UNKVD Perm 72,296 36,278 108,574 84,065
63 Chief Prison Adm. 10,886 1,750 12,636 12,229
64 UKMK 2,878 862 3,740 3,657
65 Chita (done beforehand) 450 309 769 548
TOW 2,788,502 732,531 3,521,033 2,992,738

Signature illegible

Central Census Bureau
NKVD USSR Captain of State Security
February 2, 1939
Secret section TSUNKhU USSR
Gosplan Feb. 2, 1939

Source: Journal of Soviet Nationalities (Durham, N.C.: The Center, 1990-), Vol. I (Winter 1990-1991), p. 4.

 

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