The Russian Archives
This site contains extensive information about Russian archival document collections including finding aids, contact information for individual archives, and documents.
This site, based on the ArcheoBiblioBase directory and bibliographic
database for Russian archives, provides an abbreviated listing
1. The current sixteen federal archives administered by the Federal
Archival Service of Russia, which form the network of what in
most countries would be considered the national archives.
2. Archives of major federal agencies that have the right by law
to the long-term retention of their own records, including those
of a more technical and specialized profile.
3. Local, municipal and oblast archives in Moscow and St Petersburg.
Annals of Communism, Yale University Press
Annals of Communism presents selected documents concerning the
history of Soviet and international communism from Russian state
and party archives. Virtually all the material contained in these
archives has never before been available to Western or even Russian
Russian Archives Online
The Russian Archives Online site contains Russian archival collections
of photographs and films, audio, clips and transcripts from the
republics of the former Soviet Union.