Table 1: Number of Leading NKVD Staff Members - by Nationality
(absolute numbers and percentage of total, listed by dates)

Nationality

10. July '34

1. Oct. '36

1. March '37

1. July' 37

1. Jan '38.

1. Sept '38.

1. July '39

1. Jan. '40

26. Feb. '41

Russians

30

33

35

38

58

85

102

111

118

Russians %

31.25 %

30.00 %

31.53 %

33.63 %

45.31 %

56.67 %

56.67 %

64.53 %

64.84 %

Jews

37

43

42

36

35

32

6

6

10

Jews

38.54 %

39.09 %

37.84 %

31.86 %

27.34 %

21.33 %

3.92 %

3.49 %

5.49 %

Ukrainians

5

6

6

5

4

10

19

29

28

Ukrainians %

5.21 %

5.45 %

5.41 %

4.42 %

3.13 %

6.67 %

12.42 %

16.86 %

15.38 %

Poles

4

5

5

4

1

1

-

-

-

Poles %

4.17 %

4.55 %

4.50 %

3.54 %

0.78 %

0.67 %

-

-

-

Latvians

7

9

8

7

5

-

-

-

1

Latvians %

7.29 %

8.18 %

7.21 %

6.19 %

3.91 %

-

-

-

0.55 %

Germans

2

2

2

2

2

1

-

-

-

Germans %

2.08 %

1.82 %

1.80 %

1.77 %

1.56 %

0.67 %

-

-

-

Georgians

3

4

5

4

4

5

12

12

12

Georgians

3.13 %

3.64 %

4.50 %

3.54 %

3.13 %

3.33 %

7.84 %

6.98 %

6.59 %

Armenians

1

1

1

1

1

1

2

2

2

Armenians

1.04 %

0.91 %

0.90 %

0.88 %

0.78 %

0.67 %

1.31 %

1.16 %

1.10 %

Aserbaijanians

1

1

1

1

-

-

-

-

-

Aserbaijanians

1.04 %

0.91 %

0.90 %

0.88 %

-

-

-

-

-

Belorussians

3

2

3

3

2

3

1

3

4

Belorussians

3.13 %

1.82 %

2.70 %

2.65 %

1.56 %

2.00 %

0.65 %

1.74 %

2.20 %

Others

1

1

-

1

1

3

1

1

3

Others

1.04 %

0.91 %

-

0.88 %

0.78 %

2.00 %

0.65 %

0.58 %

1.65 %

No data

2

2

3

11

15

9

10

8

4

No data

2.08 %

1.82 %

2.70 %

9.73 %

11.72 %

6.00 %

6.54 %

4.65 %

2.20 %