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Digital repository of four state libraries in Siberia and the Altai region, which provides free access to abundant digitized regional publications.
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Digital collections of extensive published and unpublished materials at the Presidential Library of Russia.
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Webpage with resources for the study of Soviet history on the site of the Brigham University Harold B. Lee Library. It contains a list of links to various open access resources with documents, photographs, and audio recordings in both Russian and English.
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Database of the Central Archive of Film and Photographic Documents of Georgia, where you can search and browse historical photographs of the country.
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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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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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A digital project with 1000 key documents in Russian and Soviet history.
Electronic archive of Novosibirsk Oblast archive. It contains photographs of aspects of economic and social life in Novosibirsk and a number of maps of the region, as well as a few other documents on the Soviet period.
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An electronic library of books, brochures, and periodicals from the Tambov oblast on local history and social, economic, and political life.
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Collection of digitized books, brochures, and periodicals on Russian and Soviet history from the Karelian Republic.
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A site with a huge number of diaries and memoirs from the Soviet period from a variety of people, including masses of ordinary citizens, on daily economic, social, cultural, and political life.
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A site with a variety of documents and objects relating to Europe and its history and culture. The Russian collections contain a sporadic group of materials on Soviet daily life and culture.
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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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The virtual reading room of the National Security Archive (George Washington University), containing documents about American-Soviet relations, the Cold War, and other Soviet events relevant to U.S. national security.
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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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A page with primary documents on 20th century Russia on the site of the History Faculty of M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, including numerous major official documents.
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Digital collection of a number of Soviet newspapers.
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Digital library of Irkutsk Oblast State Universal Scientific Molchanov-Sibirskii Library, containing a huge number of digital copies of Soviet books, periodicals, and photographs about the Irkutsk region.
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Digital collection of periodicals of the Irkutsk region.
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LiveJournal page of a website "Istoriia gosudarstva", dedicated to the study of Russian and Soviet history. The LiveJournal blog often shares primary source materials on various topics.
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The link takes one to the page of the Library of Congress collections for the keyword "Soviet Union" filtered by those materials available online. One can also search this library for other keywords using various filters (on the left) in order to narrow the search.
A huge digital library of the Library of Congress, containing many files from Russia and the former Soviet Union, including books, periodicals, photographs, paintings, maps, etc.
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Digital exhibits of the State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia.
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Digital exhibits of the Museum of the Political History of Russia.
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A web-archive containing photos, videos, books, periodicals, manuscripts, maps, and other types of materials related to Abkhazia.
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A database of more than 3,500 officially published legal acts of the BSSR.
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National Electronic Library of Russia, containing tons of digitized books. maps, musical scores, periodicals, and other types of materials. It can also be used as a unified bibliographic system for identifying and locating published materials in Russia.
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Digital library of the National Library of Estonia, containing tens of thousands of digital copies of Soviet-era Estonian publications.
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Digital archive of tens of thousands of film clips from various Russian/Soviet film studios.
Digital archive of the editions of The New York Times from 1851 till today, containing many Soviet-related reports.
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Images, photographs, and video material on Russia, East and Southeast Europe.
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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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Virtual exhibitions of rare books, manuscripts, maps, and other published and unpublished materials from the Russian National Library.
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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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Collection of digital open-access published materials from between 1917 and 1991 in the Russian State Library. In the link, the filter "otkrytii dostup" is already selected; if it is not, one should select it in order to view publicly available books.
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Selections of Russian newspaper clippings on various issues in the early 20th century.
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English-language journal published by the Soviet Union Information Bureau in Washington D.C.
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Online newspaper collections published by the State Archival Service of Novosibirsk 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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Digital library of the State Public Historical Library of Russia, containing more than 20 thousand digital copies of various publications. Users can use different indicators and the search function to search for publications they want.
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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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The entirely digitize League of Nations Archives, estimated to contain some 15 million pages of content. The archives include tons of Soviet-related documents on a variety of topics.
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