Sergei Chekhonin USSR passport + French ID card

Sergei Chekhonin USSR passport + French ID card

Who was Sergei Chekhonin? Sergei Chekhonin USSR passport Sergey Vasil’evich Tchehonine (Chekhonin) (born in Valdayka, Novgorod province [now Lykoshino, Tver’ region], 2 February 1878; died on the way from Germany to Paris, 23 February 1936) was a Russian graphic artist,  portrait miniaturist, ceramicist, and illustrator. Together with Narbut and Vasili Mitrokhin, Chekhonin belongs to the second…

USSR Passport of an Afghanistan War Participant

USSR Passport of an Afghanistan War Participant

USSR Passport Afghanistan War The following USSR Service passport was issued in 1986 to an officer who participated in the AFGHANISTAN WAR. The stamps on page 9/10 are evidence he was indeed in Afghanistan. A passport you don’t see every…

Lost documents of the USSR – A yellow ticket

Lost documents of the USSR – A yellow ticket

Albert Bayburin is a Russian Anthropologist at the European University in Sankt Petersburg, and he wrote some interesting articles on passports. Albert also published a book about the USSR passport system. He allowed me to use this article on my…

German Passport Of A Jewish Widow Of A German Consul

German Passport Of A Jewish Widow Of A German Consul

Jewish Widow German Consul The occupation in the passport says “Konsulswitwe” (widow of a consul). I couldn’t find any data during my research on who this consul was. But what is even more interesting is that she was Jewish, as…

Passports of an East German Nuclear Scientist

Passports of an East German Nuclear Scientist

Passports of an East German Nuclear Scientist Here is an impressive set of two East German passports. One document is from 1958 and another from 1969. Both travel documents issued to Horst Sodan, a nuclear physicist educated in the USSR….

USSR Passport for Mother and Son issued in Berlin 1934

USSR Passport for Mother and Son issued in Berlin 1934

USSR passport berlin 1934 This USSR passport was issued in Berlin in 1934 and was valid until 1947. Marie and her son, who is seen in the passport but crossed out, seem to have lived in Nazi Germany for quite…

USSR Passport, Ukraine 1925 Jewish Girl and Man To Palestine

USSR Passport, Ukraine 1925 Jewish Girl and Man To Palestine

USSR Passport, Ukraine 1925 Jewish Girl and Man To Palestine Here is a USSR-UKRAINE passport which is pretty rare. Issued to Yosef and Roselli Sander, leaving from the port of Odesa in 1925, arriving in Palestine on October 5, 1925, also bearing the…

JFK Assassination and Lee Harveys Passport with East German stamp

JFK Assassination and Lee Harveys Passport with East German stamp

JFK Assassination and Lee Harveys Passport with East German stamp Recently, over 3,800 CIA and FBI documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy were released to the public. Few events in American history have been the subject of…