Russian primary sources, 20th century - 1st half: databases, documents, periodicals, books, articles
A unique online archive of Russian pre-revolutionary and Soviet newspapers (67 titles) printed in 1912-1991, many of them very rare. The pages and articles of these newspapers are available in PDF or DJVU format. The publications are arranged by year, month and title.
Russian-language primary sources for the study of Russian history in the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries.
A collection of valuable links provided on the website of the Faculty of History at the Moscow State University.
Soviet journals published in 1920s. Publications marked with √ are available in full text.
The texts are available on Ruthenia.ru, a joined online project of the University of Tartu (Estonia) and Russian publishing house OGI (ОГИ).
The most complete library of Marxism with content in over 40 languages and the works of over 400 authors readily accessible by archive, subject, or history.
Material from the history of the Marxist movement from the 1840s to the present with special focus on the history of the Trotskyist movement.
An online collection of rare Russian/ Soviet futuristic books (146 titles) printed in 1910-1932. To download the scan copy, click on the cover image, and you will be redirected to the related webpage. To enlarge the image, click on the + symbol key on your keyboard. For next page, click on PgDn. For more instructions, use the Options Bar buttons at the lower left corner of the screen.
An online collection of primary sources that includes texts, images, maps and audio and video materials from the Soviet era (1917-1991). All documents are arranged by year and by subject, are fully searchable, and are translated into English.
[The World of Art] editor S. Dyagilev
The journal archive in PDF format is available at mediawiki.org:
[Iskusstvo (The Art)] A journal published by GAKhN (The State Academy of Arts) in 1923-1928. Seven journals in PDF format are available on the website of the Research Center "Russische Philosophie und Ideengeschichte", Ruhr-Universität Bochum.
The State Academy of Arts Bulletin 1923-1928. [GAKhN - Gosudarstvennaja Akademija Khudožestvennykh Nauk].
Seven bulletins in PDF format can be downloaded on the website of the Research Center "Russische Philosophie und Ideengeschichte", Ruhr-Universität Bochum.
Anti-Soviet Electronic Library: Historical Materials and Books is a project developed by Andrey Perensky, the founder of the ImWerden electronic library. The collection includes various material illustrating life in the Soviet Union (1922-1991).
Pre-revolutionary Russian-language periodicals and other material on Russian history (PDF files and external links).
[Mortality and Life expectancy in Russia] A book by S.A. Novosel'sky. Petrograd, 1916
Published by 'Типография Министерства Внутренних Дел' ('The Interior Ministry Printing shop'). Free pdf version is available at Demoscope.ru
[The Red Army Soldier's ABC book] Published: Москва, GIZ, Department of Military Literature at Revvoensovet [Revolutionary Military Council], 1921. Digitised copy with illustrations by D. Moor at Live-in-USSR.ru
Lenin Mausoleum. A selection of documents. The material is offered at Lenin.ru
Excerpts from Soviet journals and newspapers, 1940s and 1950s. Scanned copies of various articles and photographs dedicated to the Second World War and other historical events.
A book by Frank Lorimer. Published by The League of Nations, Geneva. 1946.
Free PDF version is available at Demoscope.ru
A website devoted to Eufrosinia Kersnovskaia (1907-1994), a gifted artist who spent 12 years as a prisoner in the Gulag. After her release, she wrote her unique memoirs - 12 hand-written notebooks illustrated by hundreds of drawings of life in the Gulag.