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A project that collects and presents materials about the experience of Baptist and Pentecostal communities in the USSR.
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Oral history interviews with victims and witnesses of Soviet political repressions.
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Russian Perspectives on Islam documents the encounter and evolving relationship between the secular/Orthodox state and the Islamic regions, groups, individuals, and ideologies on the territory of the former Soviet Union and neighboring countries. This set of unique materials illuminates the…
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A civic project that collects and presents oral history interviews, photographs, archival documents, and other materials related to Soviet political repressions in Belarus.
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A website with a large number of digital copies of publications on Uzbek language, literature, and folklore. Many of these publications are contemporary works, but there is also a large amount of Soviet publications on the website. Apart from literary works and literary scholarship, the website also…
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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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A website dedicated to mosaics in Tajikistan's architecture and artwork. On this site, users can browse photos of Tajikistan's mosaic artworks, locate them on a digital map, and learn about the artists and history of the mosaics.
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The official archive of Sakharov, containing scientific works, journalism, epistolary heritage, documents of social and political activity, memoirs, personal and property documents, as well as materials for evaluating the social activities of A. Sakharov and E. Bonner (discussion materials and…
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A website that collects personal accounts, old photographs, and other types of materials on the city of Tashkent. A lot of posts on the website are dedicated to the city's history.
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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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An online exhibit of digitized Soviet and Russian newspaper editions from the 1980s through the 1990s that illuminate the transformation of Russian society in that period.
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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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Russian Archives Online (RAO) is an online collection of Russian and Soviet-related archives and other sources of film footage, photographs, and fine art featuring support materials and robust archival search engine.
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Digitized manuscripts of Aleksandr Blok, Andrei Belyi, Innokentii Annenskii, Marina Tsvetaeva, and Fedor Sologub.
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The digital library of the Institute of Russian Literature of the RAS, providing free access to digital copies of the Institute's publications and other literary studies publications.
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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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The collection consists of Russian-language works, correspondence, and printed matter of Mandelʹshtam. It contains holograph and typed manuscripts of his poems, reviews, articles, and essays, often in draft form representing different stages of his work, many of which are in the hand of his wife,…
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A collection of Russian and early Soviet music scores published from 1904 to 1938.
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An online library of laws and legal studies. It provides open access to Soviet and Russian legal sources and legal literature.
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Online database of the official texts of legislation of Uzbekistan from 1925 till today.
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Online database of legal acts of Kazakhstan adopted from 1948 till today.
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A digital collection of extensive Soviet legal acts (transcripts), covering the whole Soviet period.
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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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The digital library of the Parliamentary Library of Russia, containing documents and publications of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, including published official laws, meeting records, published law collections, and works of legal studies. Many digital copies are available online.
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Digital library of the Russian National Library, providing free access to a large number of digitized pre-revolution and Soviet literature.
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Database of biographical information of the members of the Russian Academy of Sciences from the 17th century till today.
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Document collections and other publications of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Russia, based on the agency's declassified archival documents. Currently, this page provides free access to one document collection dedicated to Europe and the USSR during 1935-1945.
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The digital library of the Russian Geographical Society, containing thousands of digitized books, maps, atlases, periodicals, expedition reports, and other types of materials of the Society.
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The database of Latvian State Archives that contains all descriptions and historical records of the Communist Party fonds (9083 items) and provides free access to many original documents.
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A digital project that presents more than 1000 archival records of the 19th-20th centuries about Germans living in Georgia and Transcaucasia.
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Online exhibitions and collections of archival documents from the State Archive of Minsk Oblast.
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A digital collection of key legal documents, including constitutional laws, international agreements, criminal laws, and economic laws, in the history of Belarus.
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A database of more than 3,500 officially published legal acts of the BSSR.
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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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A digital collection consisting of early Soviet periodicals in Tyumen and a book on the history of administrative-territorial delimitation in Tyumen oblast.
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A collection of digital copies of old books and document collections prepared by the State Archive of Tyumen Oblast.
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Digital archival information system for the State Archive of Novgorod Oblast and State Archive of Contemporary History of Novgorod Oblast, where users can search for documents and fonds information, and view digital copies of original documents without registration.
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Online exhibitions and digital document collections published by the Moscow Oblast Archival Center.
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Archival information portal for archives in Leningrad Oblast. You can find useful sources under "Projects" (on homepage), "Thematic Databases" (under the "LOGAV" tab), and "Electronic Exhibitions" sections.
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Numerous well-organized online exhibits of archival documents from Leningrad oblast, covering various topics in the region's history.
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Online exhibits on the old website of the Agency on Archival Affairs of Astrakhan Oblast.
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Over 150 propaganda posters from the early years of the Soviet Union (1920s-1930s). These posters have been digitized and the images placed in a database with information about each poster. The text included in some of the posters has been translated into English.
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140 posters, Krokodil covers, and clippings, most created by members of the Fighting Pencil (Boevoi karandash) artists’ collective, satirizing bureaucratic abuses and inefficiencies during the last decades of the Soviet period.
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A Russian federal digital library that contains tens of thousands of documents related to medicine and health. One can find extensive Soviet scholarly literature on medical science in the library.
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A digital library consisting of digitized records from different libraries in Kyrgyzstan.
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The official YouTube channel of the Russian State Archive of Film and Photo Documents, currently containing more than 160 historical movie clips.
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