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USSR in WW2

Russian casualties in world war 2?

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08/26/2008

In September 1939, before the 'annexing' of areas in eastern Europe, USSR population was 170.5 million (as per "The Oxford Companion to World War Two").

USSR losses - within *postwar* borders - are estimated at 26.6 million (as per Michael Ellman; Soviet Deaths in the Great Patriotic War; Europe Asia Studies, July 1994).