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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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A digital project with 1000 key documents in Russian and Soviet history.
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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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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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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 exhibits of the State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia.
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Images, photographs, and video material on Russia, East and Southeast Europe.
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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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Online newspaper collections published by the State Archival Service of Novosibirsk Oblast.
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Digital collections of extensive published and unpublished materials at the Presidential Library of Russia.
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This website contains a large amount of material about the history of St. Petersburg. Particularly useful are the "knigi o peterburge" and the "online-biblioteka" tabs. In the online library, the "kollektsii" and "Peterburg v gazetnykh illiustratsiiakh" are particularly interesting.
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A private digital collection of extensive imperial Russian and Soviet documents on various topics.
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A private digital collection of extensive imperial Russian and Soviet documents on various topics.
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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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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 repository of four state libraries in Siberia and the Altai region, which provides free access to abundant digitized regional publications.
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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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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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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.
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Digital exhibits of the Museum of the Political History of Russia.
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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.
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.
Digital archive of the editions of The New York Times from 1851 till today, containing many Soviet-related reports.
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Yabloko party's digital collection of historical articles and books on Russian liberalism, culture, intelligentsia, and other political topics.
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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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Selections of Russian newspaper clippings on various issues in the early 20th century.
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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.
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 archive of tens of thousands of film clips from various Russian/Soviet film studios.
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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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English-language journal published by the Soviet Union Information Bureau in Washington D.C.
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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.
A VK (V Kontakte) group that shares both primary historical sources and secondary literature, as well as news and other posts related to historical studies.
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A VK (V Kontakte) group that shares digitized rare books and other types of materials, many of which are Soviet academic publications.
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A VK (V Kontakte) group that shares digitized old books, many of which are Soviet publications of various types.
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A VK (V Kontakte) group created by the students of the history department of Moscow State University. The group shares materials, both primary sources and secondary literature, for studying various subjects, including Soviet history.
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