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  • 1936 Moscow Trials(1930 clicks)
  • An American Engineer in Stalin's Russia: The Memoirs of Zara Witkin, 1932-1934(967 clicks)
    Scholarly book edited with an Introduction by Michael Gelb
  • And Now My Soul Is Hardened: Abandoned Children in Soviet Russia, 1918-1930(869 clicks)
    Scholarly book by Alan M. Ball
  • Antisemitism in the Former Soviet Union: 1995 - 1997(1669 clicks)
  • Apis Tornacensis(1056 clicks)
    Historic and bibliographic database about Tournai, Belgium
  • At Cold War's End: US Intelligence on the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, 1989-1991(1655 clicks)
    The CIA declassified these documents
  • Brief History of Russia and the Soviet Union(1739 clicks)
    "May 1971 * DEFENSE LANGUAGE INSTITUTE * FOREIGN LANGUAGE CENTER This publication is to be used primarily in support of training military personnel as part of the Defense Language Program (resident and nonresident)."
  • Chronology of the Soviet Union(1639 clicks)
    Part of the Bucknell site on Russian history.
  • Creation of the Comintern(1551 clicks)
    Lecture by Professor Gerhard Rempel.
  • Diary of Anatoly Chernyaev, 1990(478 clicks)
    Washington, D.C., May 25, 2010 - Today the National Security Archive publishes its fifth installment of the diary of Anatoly Chernyaev, the man who was behind some of the most momentous transformations in Soviet foreign policy at the end of the 1980s in his role as Mikhail Gorbachev's chief foreign policy aide. In addition to his contributions to perestroika and new thinking, Anatoly Sergeevich Chernyaev was and remains a strong proponent of openness and transparency, providing his diaries and notes to historians trying to understand the end of the Cold War. This section of the diary, covering 1990—a tragic year, according to Chernyaev—is published here in English for the first time.
  • Early Soviet History(1606 clicks)
  • Gulag: Many Days, Many Lives(1449 clicks)
    Gulag: Many Days, Many Lives presents an in-depth look at life in the Gulag through exhibits featuring original documentaries and prisoner voices; an archive filled with documents and images; and teaching and bibliographic resources that encourage further study. Visitors also are encouraged to reflect and share their thoughts about the Gulag system.
  • Leningrad: Shaping a Soviet City(1239 clicks)
    Scholarly book by Blair A. Ruble
  • Leon Trotsky: Love, Death and Exile in Mexico(612 clicks)
  • Modernization from the Other Shore(796 clicks)
    American Observers and the Costs of Soviet Economic Development by David C. Engerman
  • Par ade on Red Square(607 clicks)
  • Population Displacement, State-Building and Social Identity in the Lands of the Former Russian Empir(968 clicks)
    The project started in September 1999 and will finish in September 2004. The Director of Research is Professor Peter Gatrell, of the School of History and Classics, University of Manchester, supported by Dr. Nick Baron of the School of History, University of Nottingham, UK. The project also includes twelve Research Assistants and Consultants locally based in Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Belarus, Ukraine and in several Russian regions (for details, please see list of participants). The project is funded by the United Kingdom Arts and Humanities Research Board (see here) On this web site you will find details of our research, the members of our project, our publications and events related to the project. The core of this site is our resources section, which contains a huge and ever increasing amount of invaluable information for researchers, including archive and library guides, bibliographies, web links and other materials. So you can give us feedback and participate in project discussions, you will also find details of our won internet discussion list "forced-migration-history".
  • Red Steel(1605 clicks)
    Soviet tanks
  • Revelations from the russian Archives(1858 clicks)
    Documents of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
  • Revelations from the Soviet Archives(1694 clicks)
    This site was "the first public display of the hitherto highly secret internal record of Soviet Communist rule. The legendary secretiveness and general inaccessibility of the entire Soviet archival system was maintained throughout the Gorbachev era. The willingness of the new Russian Archival Committee under Pikhoya to cooperate in preparing this exhibit with the Library of Congress dramatizes the break that a newly democratic Russia is attempting to make with the entire Soviet past. They are helping to turn material long used for one-sided political combat into material for shared historical investigation in the post-Cold War era."
  • Russia Web Page(460 clicks)
    In Russian. Original documents
  • Russian Photography(1530 clicks)
  • Shallow Graves in Siberia(1369 clicks)
    "For Michael [Krupa], almost uniquely, the camps were not the literal and metaphorical terminus at the end of the line, as they were for most inmates, but a station en route during an epic journey of thousands of miles from Southern Poland to Afghanistan through the heart of Stalin's Russia during the Second World War."
  • Soviet Archives Exhibit(1330 clicks)
    Welcome to the Library of Congress's Soviet Archives exhibit
  • Soviet Archives Exhibit(1351 clicks)
    Excellent site from the Library of Congress. Has two parts: "Internal Workings of the Soviet System" and "The Soviet Union and the United States."
  • Soviet Leaders(1363 clicks)
    Bios of some Soviet leaders.
  • Soviet Photography(1042 clicks)
  • Stalin and the Spanish Civil War(447 clicks)
    Book by Daniel Kowalsky
  • Stalin's Russia: A Study in Totalitarianism and Autocracy(1361 clicks)
    By Professor Gerhard Rempel.
  • The Commisar Vanishes(1383 clicks)
    How photographs were falsified during the Soviet Regime.
  • The Kronstadt Uprising of 1921(1246 clicks)
    Revolt by Russian sailors against the Communists.
  • The Role of Dissent in the Soviet Union Since 1953(1409 clicks)
    Article by Tania E. Lozansky
  • William C. Brumfield Russian Architecture Collection(910 clicks)
    Access to the Brumfield Collection is through an interface in which every featured building is located on a reference map showing the principal cities and administrative boundaries of today's Russian Federation.
  • Yale Russian Archive Project(492 clicks)
    The Yale Russian Archive Project (YRAP) will serve as a clearinghouse for information in order to facilitate access to the newly available documents in the archives of the former Soviet Union.