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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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The Wende Museum is an art museum and historical archive dedicated to the Cold War. Its online collections consist of artworks, artifacts, documents, films, and historical witness interviews related to the subject.
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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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A VK (V Kontakte) group that shares historical agitational materials (mostly Soviet), including advertisements, posters, caricatures, and other types of materials.
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The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Here you can find numerous free-access materials produced in or related to the Soviet Union, including tons of English-language files.
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HathiTrust is a partnership of academic and research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world. Here you can find hundreds of thousands of documents and publications, in various languages, that were published in the Soviet Union or about the…
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Open-access digital collections of Harvard Library, containing many digitized books, periodicals, maps, archival documents, photographs, and other types of primary source materials for researching Soviet history in various languages.
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The Harvard Law School Library's Nuremberg Trials Project is an open-access initiative to create and present digitized images or full-text versions of the Library's Nuremberg documents, descriptions of each document, and general information about the trials.
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Digital collection of films, writings, photographs, posters, and other materials relating to (and created by) the Soviet filmmaking pioneer and theorist Dziga Vertov (1896–1954).
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The collection contains 58 unique audio files that were produced and/or broadcast by RFE/RL’s Russian Service.
Documentary film on the liberation of Austria in the Second World War, in which Russian archival documents are presented.
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A site collecting Soviet and Russian films. This site links to numerous free sites with Russian/Soviet films that can be watched online, sometimes with subtitles in English and a variety of other global languages.
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A site created by Russian enthusiast of Volga German history Alexander Spak containing detailed information on the history of Volga German settlements until 1941, when the mass deportation of Soviet Germans to Siberia and Central Asia began amid the Nazi German invasion of the U.S.S.R., and on the…
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A module on the website of the German Federal Agency for Civic Education that contains information on the history of German-speaking populations in Russia (and the Soviet Union more broadly) during the 20th century. A section of this module contains primary source documents from the post-World War…
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Selected covers of the German satirical magazine Simplicissimus that reflect historical events in Eastern Europe in the 20th century.
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Newspaper reports from different countries in different languages on the Russian Revolution in 1917.
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This is a site linking to multiple digitized collections of resources that include Eastern European/Russian materials. Most of these collections are pan-European, and some of them are cited elsewhere in this guide.
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A digital project, mostly for educational purposes, where a new primary document pertaining to the history of Germans in Russia is posted each month.
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Huge digital archive containing extensive archival documents from all over the world.
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The former East German State Security (Stasi) Archive. Thousands of documents and items are available online now, many of which are related to Soviet-East German relations.
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This collection of open access sources provides links to primary historical documents that are transcribed, reproduced in facsimile, or translated. The documents cover a broad range of historical events (political, economic, social, and cultural) in each of the 49 European countries, including 10…
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Digital archive containing more than 130,000 pages of digitized OSHR documents from the fonds of the Central State Archives of Supreme Bodies of Power and Government of Ukraine.
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Digital archive that provides open access to a large body of Ukrainian historical periodicals. Currently, the project has digitized more than 600 periodical editions in Ukrainian, Polish, German, Romanian, Yiddish, Crimean Tatar, and Russian languages published in various regions in Ukraine and…
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Full-text databases of the scientific library of the Kazakh National University named after Al-Farabi. Here you can find digital copies of many Soviet Kazakhstani academic publications.
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Digital library of the N.A. Nekrasov Library, containing tons of digitized pre- and post-1917 publications that can be viewed online.
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Images, photographs, and video material on Russia, East and Southeast Europe.
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Digital map collections and geographical databases on Russia, East and Southeast Europe
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A huge digital library dedicated to Turkic-related topics. The website has four versions in Arabic, Turkish, English, and Uyghur, and each version presents books and periodicals in its respective language. One can find plentiful interesting publications on Muslims and Islam in Central Asia and the…
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A huge digital library dedicated to Marxism around the world.
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A digital map preservation project which presents numerous digitized high-resolution maps of the USSR.
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