Distinctions

Since 1998 Remco Reiding (1976) has been engaged in clearing up the fate of Soviet war victims in the Netherlands, especially those buried at the Soviet Military Cemetery in Leusden. For his efforts in tracing their relatives he received multiple honours from both the Dutch and Russian authorities. The Soviet Military Cemetery Foundation was also granted an award:

2020: Golden Terebinth for Soviet War Cemetery Foundation

2019: Annie de Beaufort Speld, municipality of Leusden

2015: Certificate of Gratitude of the President of the Russian Federation, V.V. Putin

2014: Knight in the Order of Orange-Nassau; Medal “For Merits” by the “Searching Movement of Russia”

2006: Rus Prix Charter ‘as a gesture of appreciation for special merits in promoting the Dutch-Russian relations’

2003: Award by the general staff of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation ‘For active searching work’; Honorary diploma of the International Association of Public Searching Organizations

2000: Honorary Citizenship of Dalniy, Russia

Reiding was associated with the Netherlands Institute for War Documentation (Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences) as an associated researcher. In 2000 and 2004 he was nominated for the Gouden Pennetje (Golden Pencil) and in 2000 for the Heemschut Press Prize.