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Slavic, Central, and East European Studies

Eastern and Central Europe - Digital Libraries


  • Seventeen Moments in Soviet History: Primary source materials from the Soviet era (1917-1991). Texts, images, maps and audio and video materials.
  • Meeting of Frontiers: From the Library of Congress, a bilingual English/Russian collection which depicts 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.
  • The Empire That Was Russia: The Prokudin-Gorskii Photographic Record Recreate: The photographs of Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) offer a vivid portrait of a lost world, the Russian Empire on the eve of World War I and the coming revolution.
  • Revelations from the Russian Archives: Key working files of the Communist rulers, from the October Revolution of 1917 to the failed coup of August 1991. From the archives of the Central Committee, the Presidential archive, and the KGB.
  • Harvard Cold War Studies Project: Promotes archival research in former East-bloc countries and seeks to expand and enrich what is known about Cold War events and themes.