Russian primary sources, 20th century - 2nd half: databases, documents, periodicals, books, articles

Старые газеты - RU

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. 

1950     1951     1952     1953     1954     1955     1956     1957     1958     1959

1960     1961     1962     1963     1964     1965     1966     1967     1968     1969

1970     1971     1972     1973     1974     1975     1976     1977     1978     1979

1980     1981     1982     1983     1984     1985     1986     1987     1988     1989

1990     1991

SOVIET ARCHIVES collected by Vladimir Bukovsky - RU

A unique collection of documents at 

All material (PDF format) is in Russian, document titles are presented in Russian and English.

Seventeen Moments in Soviet History - EN

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.

Антисоветская Электронная Библиотека: исторические материалы и книги - RU

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).

Антология самиздата - RU

'Samizdat'. An Anthology.  A unique online collection of censored publications (1950's-1970's) privately circulated within the Soviet Union at    'Samizdat' was a key form of dissident activity across the Soviet bloc in which individuals reproduced forbidden or unpublishable literature by hand and passed the documents from reader to reader.

Stories, interviews

The 1950's:  Poetry, Prose, Articles, Essays

1960-1965:  Prose, Articles, Memoirs, Periodicals, Poetry

1966-1973:  Prose, Articles, Memoirs, Periodicals, Poetry 

After 1973:   Periodicals, Articles, Memoirs, Poetry, Prose

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