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- Drevlekhranilische (The depositary of the oldprinted books and manuscripts): The laboratory of archeografic research of the Ural State University offers an electronic description of its collection of manoscropts and oldprinted books.
- Libnet Russian Libraries on the Internet.
- Libraries in Russia: A very good list of links with State, Regional, National, and High School Libraries in Russia from the Novosibirsk State Regional Scientific Library.
- Library for Foreign Literature (VGBIL, Moscow): VGBIL is a major international cultural and research centre whose activities are based on a publicly available multilingual collection covering the broad area of the humanities. Over the last three years it has broadened its role as a cross-cultural centre, and opened up new specialised reading rooms: the American literature reading room, the USIA/IREX research exchanges centre, the Centre Culturel Francais library, the Japanese Embassy Information Department reading room, the BBC sound stand, and the British Council reference library.
- Libweb (Russia): Libweb connects you to web pages of libraries all over the world.
- Lib.ru-Maksim Moshkov's Library: Maksim Moshkov' Library is one of the best known electronic libraries in the RUNET- science fiction, literature, politics, history, philosophy, Russian rock, tourism etc.
- Meeting of Frontiers - Vstrecha na granitsakh: This site was developed in 1999 at the Library of Congress. Meeting of Frontiers is a bilingual, multimedia English-Russian digital library that tells the story of the American exploration and settlement of the West, the parallel exploration and settlement of Siberia and the Russian Far East, and the meeting of the Russian-American frontier in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. It is intended for use in U.S. and Russian schools and libraries and by the general public in both countries. Scholars, particularly those who do not have ready access to major research libraries, also will benefit from the mass of primary material included in Meeting of Frontiers, much of which has never been published, or is extremely rare.
- Moscow Independent Public Library (MNOB) contains more than 7000 holdings on philosophy, ethnography, human rights. The emphasis lies on Russian history and in particular on its communist period (in Russian).
- Moscow Center for Gender Studies - Library: The collection of the Moscow Center for Gender Studies Library is open to Russian and foreign researchers. A subject and alphabetical catalogue can be consulted on line.
- The MSU Scientific Library - Nauchnaya Biblioteka MGU: The MSU Scientific Library is a subdivision of of Moscow Lomonosov State University (MGU) and the biggest university library in Russia.
- Natsionalnaia electronnaia biblioteka (National Electronic Library): The national Electronic Library is a collection of publicly accessible information sources in Russia. Created as a project of the National Information Service, the National Electronic Library has been constantly updated by current publications & aquisitions of exisiting informational archives. The collection contains materials from newspapers, journals, agencies, and informational-analytical institutes.
- REECA resources in Memorial Library (University of Wisconsin, Madison): The policy of the Slavic Area Studies Department of the Memorial Library is to acquire material of research value published in all Slavic and East European languages and covering subjects in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Wisconsin's collection on the region is considered one of the best in the U.S.A. The Slavic, East European, and Central Asian holdings in the Memorial library now total over 555,000 volumes. The Memorial Library has been collecting materials from the region since the early 1920s, and intensive, systematic collecting began in the late 1950s.
- Russian National Library (St.Petersburg)
- Russian State Library imeni Lenina (Moscow): The Russian State Library is one of the biggest national libraries in Europe and the general State depository of printed publications of the Russian Federation.
- Russian State Public Historical Library: The Russian State Historical Library is one of the country's biggest academic libraries with a specialisation in history. It has about 4 mlns volumes in Russian as well as in foreign languages. The site itself is in Russian.
- Russkij Kurier: Russkij Kurjer (Russian Courrier) is a special department of
electronic document delivery of the Russian State Library in Moscow ("Leninka"). They scan documents (paper and microfilms) and send them per Internet, the service and khowledge of Enflish are excellent. They had a booth at AAASS in Denver. This is by far the best service of its kind in Russia today. (Results can be emailed, FTP'd, snail-mailed.)
- Schweizerischen Osteuropabibliothek(Stadt und Universitaetsbibliothek Bern): The Online catalogue (in German).
- Slavic and East European Library: The Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has over eight million volumes. Holdings in Slavic and East European languages now total about 560,000 volumes.
- The State Russian Museum Art Library: The collections of the library includes all human sciences but the profile of the library-collection corresponds to that of the museum itself (Russian Art).
- University of Michigan Graduate Library, Slavic and Eastern European Division: The Slavic and East European Division of the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library maintains collections of materials in all formats from and about Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Its permanent staff of two librarians and three technical library assistants helps researchers use the collection, one that is especially strong in history, political science, economics, sociology, ethnography, geography, literatures, linguistics, art history, and bibliography. The best-represented languages are Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Polish, Czech and Slovak.
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About the Russian History Index
The Russian History Index is made of different pages which are always under
construction. You will find Virtual Resources produced in Russia together with
world-wide Resources if they are dealing with the history of Russia.
The URL of this page is
The Russian History Index is a joint project between
SocietÓ Italiana per lo Studio della Storia Contemporanea
Web Site), the
European University Institute's Library
History & Civilisation Department
The Russian History Index was created in April 2000
About the WWW VL History Network
The World Wide Web Virtual Library is a collection of related Websites maintained by institutions throughout the world. For more information on the History Network Project, go to
About the Maintainer
The site is managed by Daria Khlestkina [firstname.lastname@example.org].
Please direct your notices of new
URL's or inoperative links to her here.
Natalia Kopelyanskaya (Cultural History)
Gijs Kessler (General Assistance)
Last updated the 25 of October 2001.