Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme SovietThe Soviet government never restored the Volga German ASSR. Along with the Crimean ASSR it was only one of two national territories at the ASSR level in the USSR belonging to deported peoples that was never reconstituted. The ethnic Germans in the Russian Federation still suffer from inequality and discrimination on the basis of natsional'nost due to their lack of a national territory to protect and promote their rights.
On the administrative construction of the territory of the former Volga German Republic
In connection with the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR from 28 August 1941 "On resettling Germans living in the region of the Volga", it is deemed necessary to:
1. Include in the composition of Saratov Oblast the following districts of the former Volga German Republic: - Balzer, Solotoje, Kamenka, Ternowka, Kukkus, Seelmann, Krasnojar, Marxstadt, Unterwalden, Fjodorowka, Gnadenflur, Krasny-Kut, Lizenderg, Mariental, Ekheim
2. Include in the composition of Stalingrad Oblast the following districts of the former Volga German Republic: Frank, Erlenbach, Dobrinka, Pallasowka, Gmelinskaja, Old-Poltawka, Ilowatka.
Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR
Secretary of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR
Moscow, Kremlin, 7 September 1941
Source: V.A. Auman and V.G. Chebatoreva, Istoriia rossiiskikh nemtsev v dokumentakh (1763-1992),(Moscow: MIGP, 1993), p. 163.