from a report on inter-ethnic Relations in the 639th Attack Aircraft Regiment.
"On the measures for improvement and the work done among non-Russian servicemen"
"There are a total of 105 servicemen in the regiment (sic!).
Their ethnic breakdown is: Russians – 76; Ukrainians – 18; Belorussians – 2; Jews – 6; Georgians – 2; Mordovians – 1.
Despite the multi-ethnic composition of the regiment, there is no ethnic antagonism, and no abnormal or hostile relations on a national [i.e., ethnic] basis have been noted. All the personnel form one friendly family… An example of this friendship is the love and respect of all the personnel for the pilot Senior Lieutenant Kardava, a Georgian by nationality. The whole flight- and technical staff was grieved by his failure to return from a mission. There is the same attitude toward the young pilot Rappoport, a Jew by nationality, who has made 16 attack sorties and was wounded twice, and who showed fearlessness and skill in combat, for which the command of the regiment recommended him for a state award..."
[The document is cited from the website "Remember the War", (http://www.pomnivoinu.ru/home/reports/1323/)]