Since 1998 Remco Reiding (1976) has been engaged in clearing the fate of Soviet war victims in the Netherlands, especially those buried on the Soviet War Cemetery in Leusden. For tracing their relatives he was repeatedly distinguished by the Russian authorities:
Knight in the Order of Orange-Nassau
Medal “For Merits” by the “Searching Movement of Russia”
Rus Prix Charter ‘as a gesture of appreciation for special merits in promoting the Dutch-Russian relations’
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
Honorary Citizenship of Dalniy, Russia
Since 2009 Reiding is 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.