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Oral history interview with Mr. Denys Stavnychyi by St. Andrew's Episcopal School Student Conrad Osipowicz. In this interview Stavnychyi, who lived in the Ukraine at the time of the Chernobyl disaster in 1986, reiterates the seriousness of the tragedy and reflects on the inefficiency of the…
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Kogu Me Lugu (translates into Collect Our Story, We're Collecting The Story, also Our Entire Story) is an online oral history portal that collects, preserves and shares the family stories of Estonians from around the world in video format. The project focuses on the memories of people who were…
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Project "J-Doc" focuses on state policies of the USSR that affected Jews. It provides free access to various types of sources, including archival documents, periodicals, and oral history interviews.
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Blinken OSA Library houses a non-circulating reference library of books related to the Cold War, Communism, international human rights, history of broadcasting and the archival profession as well as a collection of more than 7.300 dailies and journals published from the 1950s onwards in 40…
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The Blavatnik Archive is a nonprofit foundation dedicated to preserving and disseminating materials that contribute to the study of 20th-century Jewish and world history, with a special emphasis on World War I, World War II, and Soviet Russia. This digital archive now contains over 113,000 items of…
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Online database of legal acts of Lithuania, containing the official texts of legislation adopted in Lithuania during its Soviet period. It also contains texts of international laws and international agreements that involved Lithuania.
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Document collections on various topics based on Ukrainian foreign intelligence service records.
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A significant number of digitized documents from the fonds of the State Archive of Kherson Oblast.
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Online exhibitions of archival documents from the State Archive of Poltava Oblast.
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Digital archive containing thousands of digitized files from four fonds of the Central State Historical Archive of Ukraine in Lviv, mainly covering topics on local education and church activities.
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Online exhibitions, databases, and listings of documents of the Central Archive of the Ministry of Defence of Russia. The resources are mostly dedicated to the Great Patriotic War.
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The Telegram channel of a digital project of the same name that shares digitized imperial Russian and Soviet rare books (always on very niche topics), as well as thousands of illustrations and citations from these books.
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Digital project that provides open access to about 1000 digitized Soviet rare books (always on very niche topics), as well as thousands of illustrations and citations from these books.
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A VK (V Kontakte) group that shares digitized old books printed during the 5th and the 20th centuries.
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Digital collection of around 6000 black and white photos intended to document the reconstruction of the Soviet Union following World War II. These photos provide a visual record of daily life, culture, and news at the start of the Cold War. The collection also contains a few earlier photographs.
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A YouTube channel that presents Soviet films, TV programs, and theater productions.
A YouTube playlist of 140 Soviet and Ukrainian comedies produced by the Odesa Film Studio.
A YouTube channel dedicated to Soviet films. Here one can find hundreds of films of various genres produced in different regions of the USSR. Most films on this channel were produced before the 1950s.
A YouTube playlist of more than 200 Soviet films and TV series produced by Dovzhenko Film Studio in Ukraine.
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A comprehensive YouTube playlist of more than 800 Soviet films produced by different film studios.
Digital archive of Foreign Affairs editions from 1922 till today, including many articles related to the Soviet Union.
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Russian and Eurasian collections at the Hoover Institution Library and Archives. Though most items in the collections are not available online, users can still access thousands of Soviet posters and western radio broadcast records related to the USSR online.
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The digital archive and library of the Ukrainian Information Service (UIS London), an information bureau established in London during the 1970s as the successor of the Ukrainian Publishers. It contains archival fonds related to the OUN and collections of books, periodicals, and other types of…
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Collection of primary source materials related to the history of Zaprozhzhia. Soviet-era documents include local periodicals, construction plans, photographs, and archival documents from city administrations.
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Publications of the State Archive of Odessa Oblast, among which many are downloadable document collections dedicated to important historical events in the region, such as Holodomor and the Second World War.
Online library of the Russian Federal Archival Agency that provides downloadable PDFs of several document collections.
Online exhibits of documents from the Russian State Archive of Contemporary History as well as several other archives, covering topics such as the Great Patriotic War, Moscow Olympics, and two Soviet leaders - Brezhnev and Andropov.
This encyclopedia provides the most complete picture of the history and culture of Jews in Eastern Europe from the beginnings of their settlement in the region to the present. It provides access to various historical materials related to Soviet Jews.
Digital photo archive of the Russian State Archive of Film and Photo Documents.
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A site devoted to 1980s resistance movements in Eastern Europe and the events leading up to 1989. It contains official documents, American intelligence files, photographs, posters, and other documents.
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Digital copy of historian Omeljan Pritsak's inaugural lecture on the Origin of Rus' at Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute in 1975, shared by Steven Seegel on Twitter.
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Digital project that lists monuments for the victims of Soviet political repression in the territory of the former Soviet Union.
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Digital library of Ukrainian literature maintained by Maxim Tarnawsky, Professor of Ukrainian Literature at the University of Toronto. The library provides free access to digital copies of Ukrainian literary works published in different periods.
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From 1939 to 1953, nearly a million people from the European territories annexed by the USSR were deported to the Gulag. This digital project is a compilation of testimony from former deportees, photographs taken during their lives, private and public archival material, and films, collected by an…
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A few digital archival projects developed by various Russian archival institutions.
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Online database developed by the International Memorial, providing information about the personnel of the Soviet NKVD during 1935 and 1939.
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A collection of TV and radio programs in Russia, the former Soviet Union, as well as other world countries from 1950 till today. Data on Russia are the most comprehensive, while data on other countries are inconsistent.
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Digitized finding aids and some documents of the State Archive of Chernihiv Oblast. The digital archive contains a lot of documents, but they are not organized in a clear way. Users may read the finding aids first, and then check out digitized "SPRAVI" to access original documents.
Digital archive of the State Archive of Chernivtsi Oblast, consisting of a collection of old photos and a collection of the digital copies of the newspaper "Soviet Bukovyna" from 1940 to 1944.
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Digital archive of the State Archive of Ternopil Oblast, consisting of a digital reading room for reading finding aids and digitalized documents, and an online exhibition section.
Digital archive of the State Archive of Mykolaiv Oblast that contains digital copies of imperial-era metric books and Soviet-era house books from the 1920s to the 1940s.
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Digital collection of civil status registration records of the Luhansk region between 1939-1945, as well as imperial-era metric books.
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This digital collection presents visual and textual materials relating to the creative practices and material culture of the religious underground within the archives of the secret police in Central and Eastern Europe. This collection features confiscated photographs, surveillance photographs,…
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Online database of victims of Soviet-era political repressions in Ukraine.
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