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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 website that collects personal accounts, old photographs, and other types of materials on the city of Tashkent. A lot of posts on the website are dedicated to the city's history.
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The Blavatnik Archive is a nonprofit foundation dedicated to preserving and disseminating materials that contribute to the study of 20th-century Jewish and world history, with a special emphasis on World War I, World War II, and Soviet Russia. This digital archive now contains over 113,000 items of…
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Online exhibitions, databases, and listings of documents of the Central Archive of the Ministry of Defence of Russia. The resources are mostly dedicated to the Great Patriotic War.
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The digital archive and library of the Ukrainian Information Service (UIS London), an information bureau established in London during the 1970s as the successor of the Ukrainian Publishers. It contains archival fonds related to the OUN and collections of books, periodicals, and other types of…
Several digital exhibitions of archival documents from archives in Kyrgyzstan.
A project of the State Archive of Tver Oblast that collects personal narratives from archival materials on the Great Patriotic War.
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Online exhibitions, downloadable PDF document collections, and digital projects of the State Archive of Murmansk Oblast. There are many interesting materials under the "Выставки" and "Сборники архивных документов, справочники" sections. Notebly, "МУРМАНСКИЙ НЭП" is a digital project dedicated to the…
Mediazona's oral history interview with Uyghur emigrants from China to the USSR.
Thematic document collection on the Revolution and Civil War in the Altai region.
Digital collection of various materials (books, memoirs, samizdat, fictions) on the Soviet Union from an anti-Soviet perspective.
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Several digital projects of the Gorbachev Foundation focusing on the collapse of the USSR and the life of Mikhail Gorbachev, largely based on personal accounts and old photographs.
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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 project developed by the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes aimed at documenting political repression against Czechoslovaks in the Soviet Union. Currently, the project website has published testimonies of survivors, specialist and popularising articles, databases, exhibitions…
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Many downloadable document collections published by the State Archive of Eastern-Kazakhstan Oblast on various interesting topics, such as Kazakh migration to China in the 1920s and the collectivization of agriculture in the region.
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Digital collection of documents and materials about Vladimir Vernadsky, including his publications, personal correspondence, diary entries, memoirs, relevant archival documents, etc.
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Four digital collections of historical materials dedicated to the Great Patriotic War, including one archival document collection, one section on war participants from Sevastopol, one photo collection, and one collection of periodicals published during wartime. There are quite a few interesting…
Online downloadable publications of the State Archive of Contemporary History of Ulyanovsk Oblast, among which several are document collections on different topics of Russian and Soviet history.
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This page has several downloadable document collections dedicated to the Great Patriotic War.
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Several freely downloadable document collections published by the State Archive of Novgorod Oblast, most of which are dedicated to the Great Patriotic War.
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Several online downloadable document collections published by the State Archive of Kuzbass, dedicated to topics such as WWⅡ memory, administrative-territorial division of Kuzbass, local Komsomol organizations, and Soviet-era regional leaders.
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Online downloadable publications of the State Archive of Irkutsk Oblast, among which several are document collections on Soviet history covering topics like the Great Patriotic War, local life, Kolchak in Siberia, etc.
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An extensive collection of publications of the Perm State Archive of socio-political History, among which many are freely downloadable document collections and memoirs on various topics.
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An information portal that contains extensive data on the WWⅡ experience of the Perm region.
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Publication of the State Archive of Perm Krai, most of which are freely downloadable online. There are several good document collections on local history, religion, education, the 1917 Revolution, etc.
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Digital project dedicated to the participation of people from Khakassia in the Great Patriotic War. The project presents a considerable number of archival documents, photographs, and veterans' memoirs.
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Memoirs about the Jewish Autonomous Oblast and the city of Birobidzhan.
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English transcription of the memoir of Chiang Ching-kuo (Chiang Kai-shek's son) on his study experience in Soviet Russia during 1925-1937.
Diary entries of a deported Kurgan peasant from 1932.
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Digital collection of Nestor Makhn's works, including his memoirs, articles, and studies on him.
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Memoirs of Lieutenant Colonel Morozov D.A. on the defense and defeat of the Germans in the Soviet Arctic in October 1944.
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Archival documents on the Semirechye Revolt in Russian Turkestan in 1916.
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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 memory project conducted among families from Moscow, Saint Petersburg, and Perm. In each family extensive interviews were carried out with the oldest relatives, who were able to explain the context of their family archives and relate them to the family history. This represents a unique collection…
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Website dedicated to Andrei Shingarev, one of the leaders of the Russian Constitutional Democratic party.
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Digital project dedicated to the creators of Soviet front-line films during the Second World War. On this web page you can find archival documents, photographs, and video clips about Soviet front-line filmmaking.
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Three online available document collections published by the International Memorial on Soviet-era political repressions and ostarbeiters.
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A site that contains digital texts of many Russian historiographical works, as well as memoirs and diaries on the Russian Revolution and Civil War.
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Digital archive of documents related to Andrei Ershov, a prominent Soviet academic of information science.
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A site of digitized rare primary source books on Jewish, including Russian Jewish, history.
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Collection of articles, documents, and books related to Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's literary career, with download links to his published works.
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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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Site dedicated to the Moscow metro and containing resources about its construction and history. It includes contemporaneous newspaper articles and personal accounts by various people (architects, engineers, builders) associated with the metro.
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Commemorative site with interviews of veterans of the Great Patriotic War supported by the Russian Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communication. It also includes soldiers' letters and audio recordings of veterans' narratives.
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Memorial site devoted to the victims of Soviet political repression. It is primarily devoted to collecting information about victims, but also includes numerous archival documents and photographs of use to historians.
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Site about the local history of St. Petersburg and surrounding areas. It provides access to numerous primary source materials (orders, memoir collections, etc.) about important events in the region as well as about the history of Soviet-Finnish relations.
A site with numerous memoirs of white officers. It also contains a few photographs and images of archival documents on the same theme.
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Digitized document collection of war memoirs from the Great Patriotic War. It is a collaboration between the Academy of Military-Historical Sciences and the Council of Veterans of the Fourth Guard Tank Army to preserve the memoirs of the veterans of this army.
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Commemorative page for the 75th anniversary of the Great Patriotic War on the official site of the Administration of the Ordzhonikidze Raion. It contains a few resources about the experience of the war by citizens of the district, as well as a few reference sources about the contents of relevant…
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