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:
2020/2021: Award from the St. Grigor Narekatsi Foundation for remarkable achievements, acts or services in the past years pertaining to Armenia, Armenians or the Armenian community in the Netherlands.
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.