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Digital library of the Tomsk State University, providing open access to digitized university publications, archival documents, and other types of materials.
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Digital archive of the Ural Federal University, containing digitized publications of the university, including monographs, textbooks, articles, dissertations, etc. The archive also has digital copies of Soviet-era local newspapers and journals, such as "Stalinets" and "Za industrial'nye kadry".
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Full catalog of books and monographs published by the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Many of the publications are freely downloadable from the website.
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Full catalog of publications of the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Many of the publications are freely downloadable from the website.
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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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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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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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Digital library of various types of published materials from the Moldova SSR.
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Digital library that contains digital books, periodicals, photographs, videos, and audio materials on the history, people, and culture of the Jewish Autonomous Oblast and the city of Birobidzhan.
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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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Digital library of the National Library of the Republic of Buryatia, containing many digitized local publications of the Soviet period. Notably, it has a lot of publications and manuscripts in Buryat.
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Digital library of the National Library of the Republic of Khakassia, containing many interesting publications in Russian and Khakassian languages: local publications from the Soviet period, materials on Khakassian folklore and local cultural development, etc.
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Digital library of the National Library of the Chechen Republic, containing books and periodicals published locally during the Soviet times.
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Digital Library of the Stavropol Krai Lermontov Universal Scientific Library, which contains abundant publications on the region and the Caucasus from the imperial through Soviet times.
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Digital library of the Kamchatka Krasheninnikov Regional Scientific Library. It is a very region-specific project and provides access to digitized imperial Russian, Soviet, and contemporary publications on Kamchatka and the people there.
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Digital library of the State Library of Yurga, containing plentiful local publications from the Soviet era.
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Digital Library of the Birobidzhan Oblast Universal Scientific Library that contains a lof of interesting books, periodicals, as well as archival documents related to the Jewish Autonomous Oblast. Apart from Soviet-era academic and popular publications on the region, the digital library also…
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The Digital library of Astrakhan Oblast Scientific Library contains more than 5000 documents and publications on the region's history, culture, peoples, and other aspects of life. It also provides access to digitized issues of Soviet-era regional periodicals.
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Digital library of the Belgorod State Universal Scientific Library, containing extensive regional publications, as well as materials from beyond the oblast.
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Digital library of Lipetsk Oblast Universal Scientific Library, consisting of book collections and periodical collections. Most books are from imperial Russia, but there are also some Soviet publications on the region, especially some statistical reports. The periodical collections have not only…
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Full-text databases of Novgorod Oblast Universal Scientific Library, containing more than 200 downloadable Soviet publications from/about Novgorod Oblast.
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Digital collection of Sverdlovsk Oblast Belinsky Library, containing digital copies of many Soviet books in various categories.
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Digital library of Tver Oblast Gorky Universal Scientific Library, containing digital copies of many Soviet-era local publications, mostly books.
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Digital library of Tomsk Oblast Pushkin Universal Scientific Library, providing access to extensive digital copies of Soviet-era local publications.
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Digital library of the Central Scientific Library of the Republic of Kazakhstan, containing many digitized Soviet publications, manuscripts in different languages, archival documents, as well as video materials.
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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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A huge online database dedicated to the 500th anniversary of Armenian book printing. It provides public online access to digital copies of Armenian publications. The database is in Armenian and most of the items in the database are books in Armenian. Armenian speakers would find this database…
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A database of digital copies of Armenian books printed between 1901-1920.
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Online database of Armenian periodicals and serial publications from the pre-revolution period through the contemporary times. It includes many Soviet-era journal issues and book series.
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A huge digital library of the National Parliamentary Library of Georgia, containing extensive materials in different languages of various types.
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Digital project developed by the National Library of Ukraine named after Yaroslav the Wise, presenting digital copies of rare publications from/on Ukraine.
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Digital library of the National Library of Ukraine named after V. I. Vernadskyi, containing digital copies of extensive old publications on Ukrainian culture and history.
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Digital project that provides open access to digitized academic serials of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences published during 1919-1931.
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Digital library of the Historical Library of Ukraine, containing digital copies of old publications on Ukrainian culture and history.
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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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The largest digital cultural heritage portal in Lithuania which has been in operation for more than 15 years. Currently, it contains over 280,000 items of cultural heritage. Its content is created and new additions to the portal are made by 24 institutions including libraries, museums, and archives.
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Digital library that contains digital copies of Ukrainian diaspora publications from the pre-revolution period through the post-Soviet era.
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Official website of the Institute of History of Ukraine, which presents a lot of useful digital resources. It provides access to digitized encyclopedias of the history of Ukraine published in different years. Its digital library contains full-text academic publications - books and periodicals - on…
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Digital archive collectively developed by a series of Ukrainian cultural and academic institutions dedicated to Mykhailo Hrushevsky. The digital archive contains a library section, where you can download digitized copies of works of M. Hrushevsky and studies on him. In the archival section, you can…
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Ukrainica is a national reference information and documentary resource of archival, handwritten, and printed sources created in Ukraine or other countries about Ukraine, its history, economy, culture, and people. The digital library now provides open access to tons of digitized books and other types…
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Digital library that provides free access to a great number of digital copies of Russian books and periodicals. You can also find audio recordings of authors reading their own works on this website.
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Thematic collections of the digital library of the National Library of Yakutia, containing a great number of Soviet publications on local culture, ethnic groups, political institution, socio-economic development, etc.
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A database of information about editions of classic Soviet samizdat, 1956-1986. The Database includes approximately 300 titles, representing all known types of samizdat periodical editions from this late Soviet era, including human rights bulletins, poetry anthologies, rock zines, religious and…
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Digital library containing books, periodicals, and other types of materials related to Abkhazia.
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Digital library of the Udmurt Republic, containing tens of thousands of digital copies of various publications from several local libraries and organizations.
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Digital library of the Russian Academy of Sciences that provides open access to extensive digitized academic publications as well as relevant archival documents, museum objects, and photographs.
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Digital library that provides open access to thousands of Soviet academic publications related to science and technology.
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Digital library of the National Library of the Republic of Karelia, containing many digitized local publications of the Soviet period. It also has a lot of publications and manuscripts in Finnish language.
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Digital library of Voronezh Oblast Universal Scientific Library, containing a considerable number of digitized books and periodicals. Particularly, it has not only oblast-level but also raion-level periodicals.
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Digital collection of Nizhny Novgorod Oblast Universal Scientific Library on the history of Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, containing extensive books and periodicals from and on the region.
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