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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 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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A branch of the ImWerden digital library focusing on publications of Russian emigrants. Here you can find books and periodicals published by Russian emigrants throughout the 20th century, as well as publications aimed at the Russian diaspora communities around the world. Besides, the website…
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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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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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Digital archive that holds plenty of US documents related to the Soviet Union.
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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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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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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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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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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.
Digital collection of audio recordings of Soviet politicians (mostly Lenin).
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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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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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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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Information portal developed by the National Library of Latvia for searching and accessing digital materials from different sources.
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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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The collection contains 58 unique audio files that were produced and/or broadcast by RFE/RL’s Russian Service.
Digital archive of audio and visual materials of the Latvian State Archives of Audiovisual Documents.
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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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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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A VK (V Kontakte) group dedicated to Soviet funk, soul, jazz, and disco.
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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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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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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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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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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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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 exhibitions of the Russian State Military Archive.
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Collection of audio recordings from prominent Soviet military officers.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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A set of oral history and memory projects on Soviet political repression and terror.
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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 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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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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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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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 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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