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- "Documents in Russian History": The site, set up by Nathaniel Knight, Seton Hall University, aims at making available on-line excerpts from important historical texts for use in teaching. Among the sources on this site you will find excerpts from Catherine the Great's Nakaz, Radishchev's Journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow, Chaadaev's First Philosophical Letter, Pobedonotsev's Reflections of a Russian Statesman, and Lenin's What is to be Done. All of the documents are either the author's original translations or are in the public domain. The main focus of the site is Imperial Russia, but it may include occasional documents from the Soviet period if they are readily available.
- Igor Sikorsky Historical Archives: This Foundation is dedicated to acquisition, preservation and protection of the historical materials that chronicle the aviation careers of Igor Sikorsky, the company he founded and the accomplishments of its employees. The collection dates from the latter part of the nineteenth century to the present.
- 1939 Man of the year: Josef Stalin (Time magazine): Western appraisal of Stalin before Russia's entry into World War II.
- 1942 Man of the year: Josef Stalin (Time magazine): Western appraisal of Stalin after Russia's entry into World War II.
- Marxists Internet Archive: All sorts of Marxist materials.
- Nikita S. Khrushchev: Special Report to the 20th Congress of the CPSU, February, 24-25, 1956.
- Revelations from the Russian Archives Exibit: A joint project between Russian Archival Committee and Library of Congress to make available secret archives of the Central Committee of the Communist Party for the first time for public study.
- Russian Biographical Dictionary: The Russian Biographical Dictionnary (based on the work of Brockhaus and Efron) is available online and free, in multimedia format (photos, even lots of brief audio clips). It includes a special portrait gallery and an audio section, with hundreds of brief audio clips. It uses Java and it is in Russian.
- Russian Imperial Bureaucracy, 1762-1881: This site gives access to raw data and documentation on Russian Administrative elites, providing the following and other information on ca. 415 governors: dates of incumbency in different central administrative, territorial, foreign trade, Imperial Court, top Moscow and St. Petersburg posts; dates of attaining each of the top four civil and military ranks; dates of birth, death and entrance into civil service. The data are made available as a downloadable file by the Data and Program Library Service: free registration is required.
- Slavic and Eastern European Studies Research Guides from the University of California, Berkeley: Useful lists of reference materials for the study of Russia, the Former Soviet Union, and Eastern Europe prepared by the UC Berkeley library.
- Soviet Archives collected by Vladimir Bukovsky: Huge collection of documents directly copied from the archives of the KPSS, including KGB reports to the Central Committee (all documents are in Russian, but the document titles are both in Russian and English).
- Soviet defense industry, 1927-1967, Part 1: Soviet factories and shypyards: This document lists almost 1,000 factories of the Soviet defence-industry complex with brief details of location, history, production profile, relocations, reorganisations, and affiliations (author: Department of Economics, University of Warwick, England)
- Soviet defense industry, 1927-1967, Part II: Research and design establishments: This document lists nearly 1,500 design bureaux, institutes and other scientific and technical installations of the Soviet defence industry complex with brief details of location, history, production profile, leading design personnel, relocations, reorganisations, and affiliations. (author: Department of Economics, University of Warwick, England)
- Soviet Nationalities Data: 1926 and 1959 Censuses : The Soviet Data on Nationalities from the Censuses of 1926 and 1959 represent an attempt to compile as much of the systematically arranged quantitative data on Soviet nationalities as could be garnered from published sources. The principal sources were the 1926 and 1959 Soviet census reports and other statistical handbooks. These data are provided by the Data and Program Library Service and to download them registration (free) is required.
- Uralskoe Istoriko-Rodoslovnoe Obschestvo: The official site of the Historical-Genealogical Society of Urals. Contains genealogical research on Ural familys, publications of historical sources (in Russian).
- Genealogy: Genealogy of peasants and workers of the Nizhnetagilskij, Nev'ianskij, Visimo-Shajtanskij and other Demidov's factories. Publication of genealogical sources. Maintained by Y.V. Sharipov (graduate of the Ural State Technical University, member of the Uralskoe Istoriko-Rodoslovnoe Obschestvo).
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About the Russian History Index
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Last updated the 20 of April 2001.