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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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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 library of the Russian National Library, providing free access to a large number of digitized pre-revolution and Soviet literature.
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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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The VK page of a digital scholarly-educational project of the same name, dedicated to Russian and Soviet history, as well as world history. On the VK wall the project team shares various kinds of primary source materials on Soviet history.
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A VK (V Kontakte) group that shares Soviet films, cartoons, TV and radio shows, music, photographs, paintings, and works of literature.
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A VK (V Kontakte) group dedicated to Buryat national literature, art, and culture in general. The group shares digitized works of Buryat writers and artists, and their biographic information.
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The official VK page of the Russian State Fond of Television and Radio Programs, where you can find numerous video and audio materials of the Soviet era.
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A VK (V Kontakte) group that shares Soviet and post-Soviet post-punk, psychedelia, industrial, noise rock, underground, and other types of niche music.
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A website dedicated to Soviet rock music, where you can search Soviet rock bands, listen to their music, and watch old video recordings.
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A VK (V Kontakte) group that shares rare video and audio recordings of Soviet rock music.
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A VK (V Kontakte) group that features a huge collection of Soviet movies and movie-related media products (posters, music, etc.).
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A website dedicated to Soviet films, where users can watch Soviet movies and cartoons online, listen to radio plays and music from films, and browse relevant posters and photographs.
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A VK (V Kontakte) group dedicated to Soviet funk, soul, jazz, and disco.
A VK (V Kontakte) group dedicated to Soviet films. It shares online watchable Soviet films, as well as soundtracks and information about the Soviet film industry.
The official YouTube channel of the Russian State Fond of Television and Radio programs. It presents audio recordings of Soviet radio programs, including various radio plays, readings of Russian and Soviet literature works, programs for children, etc.
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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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Russian and Eurasian collections at the Hoover Institution Library and Archives. Though most items in the collections are not available online, users can still access thousands of Soviet posters and western radio broadcast records related to the USSR online.
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Online audio archive of Soviet and Russian history, consisting of audio recordings of Soviet and world leaders' speeches, radio broadcasts, and other audio materials.
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Audio recording of memoirs on the secret celebration of Easter in Soviet Solovki prison camp.
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A digital archive of oral histories on everyday life, science, technology, and the experiences of the technical-intellectual elite in the USSR.
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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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From 1939 to 1953, nearly a million people from the European territories annexed by the USSR were deported to the Gulag. This digital project is a compilation of testimony from former deportees, photographs taken during their lives, private and public archival material, and films, collected by an…
Digital archive of audio and visual materials of the Latvian State Archives of Audiovisual Documents.
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An information portal that contains extensive data on the WWⅡ experience of the Perm region.
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Online exhibits of documents from the Russian State Archive of Scientific and Technical Documentation, mostly dedicated to Soviet scientists in the fields of astronautics.
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Online exibition of audio recordings of performances from major Russian theaters in the 1940s and 1950s.
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Online exhibition of audio recordings about the city of Moscow, its streets and people, from Imperial Russia through the Soviet times.
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Collective online project by the Russian State Photo Archive and the Russian State Documentary Film & Photo Archive that presents audio recordings and photos of the participants of the building of the Red Army.
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Website dedicated to Sergei Dovlatov, where you can find digitized texts of his works, photographs, drawings, and memoirs on the writer.
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The collection contains 58 unique audio files that were produced and/or broadcast by RFE/RL’s Russian Service.
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Digital archive of the Oxford Russian Life History Project, providing access to transcripts and audio recordings of the project's oral history interviews.
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A private database of socialist realist music and popular music related to ideology and patriotism. The section "rechi" (bottom left in white) includes some audio recordings of speeches by Soviet leaders.
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Online exhibitions of the Russian State Military Archive.
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Collection of audio recordings from prominent Soviet military officers.
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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.
Digital collection of audio recordings of Soviet politicians (mostly Lenin).
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A set of oral history and memory projects on Soviet political repression and terror.
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Online archive of interviews with former Ostarbeiters, prisoners of war, and prisoners of German camps and a publication site for materials related to this topic.
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Digital collections of Hoover Institution Library and Archives, containing many Soviet posters, paintings, and English-language audio recordings related to Soviet topics from the 20th century.
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A collection of audio clips with the voices of Russian and Soviet literary and cultural figures from the late 19th and 20th centuries exhibited by the Russian State Archive of Phono Documents.
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Annotated bibliography of a number of digitized sources on the Russian Revolution. It links to a number of sites with documents, charts, posters, and photographs (among other resources) about the revolution.
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 interesting media resource. On the website, you can search for information about films, photographs, and audio materials at Kazakhstan's Central State Archive of Film-Photo Documents and Audio Recording. The digital copies of some photographs and audio recordings are directly accessible from the…
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Digital collections of Russian National Library that provide open access to extensive pre- and post-1917 publications on a variety of themes.
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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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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 library containing books, periodicals, and other types of materials related to Abkhazia.
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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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