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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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Digital library containing books, periodicals, and other types of materials related to Abkhazia.
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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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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.
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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 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…
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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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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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 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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Audio recording of memoirs on the secret celebration of Easter in Soviet Solovki prison camp.
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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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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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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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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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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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Digital archive that holds plenty of US documents related to the Soviet Union.
Digital archive of audio and visual materials of the Latvian State Archives of Audiovisual Documents.
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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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A huge digital library dedicated to Marxism around the world.
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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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A set of oral history and memory projects on Soviet political repression and terror.
Digital collection of audio recordings of Soviet politicians (mostly Lenin).
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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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Digital film and sound archive of the National Archives of Estonia. Here you can find thousands of Soviet Estonian movies as well as sound recordings. Movies can be played on the website directly.
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Information portal of the National Archives of Estonia, where you can find links to various digital archives, digital libraries, online databases, and digital projects of Estonian archives.
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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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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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A multi-media archive of primary source materials designed to introduce students and the general public to the richness and contradictions of Soviet history. It provides a cross-section of Soviet life in seventeen different years, following the title of a beloved television spy serial from the…
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Information portal developed by the National Library of Latvia for searching and accessing digital materials from different sources.
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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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A huge digital library of the National Parliamentary Library of Georgia, containing extensive materials in different languages of various types.
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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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A very helpful digital portal that includes various digital projects, databases, and online exhibitions based on archival materials from the Perm region. Both thematic and chronological coverages of the projects in the digital reading room are quite extensive.
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An information portal that contains extensive data on the WWⅡ experience of the Perm region.
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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…
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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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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 audio recordings from prominent Soviet military officers.
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Online projects of the Russian State Archive of Phonodocuments covering various topics, such as the October Revolution, the Russian Russian Civil War, two World Wars, the Russian Arctic and Antarctic, leaders' speeches, the Soviet space program, and Soviet cinema.
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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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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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Online exibition of audio recordings of performances from major Russian theaters in the 1940s and 1950s.
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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.
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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Online exhibitions of the Russian State Military Archive.
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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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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 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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