Historical Photographs

Российский государственный архив кинофотодокументов (РГАКФД) - RU

[Russian State Archive of Film & Photo Documents (RGAKFD)]

Российская Империя в фотографиях

[Russian Empire in photographs] Image bank    

This great online collection (1726 images) opens a wide window on Russian cultural, social, and political life before the Revolution.

Большой Русский Альбом - RU

Russian history through images. Photographs from various family archives and other photo-biographical collections.

Фотографии С. М. Прокудина-Горского (1863-1944) - RU

An online gallery of the restored photographs made by Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky, a Russian chemist and photographer best known for his pioneering work in color photography of early 20th-century Russia. The website includes 517 images.

Фотографии Первой Мировой - RU

The 1st World War. Selection of photographs.

Москва, которой нет - RU

Rare photographs of Moscow streets and buildings that no longer exist 

Lenin Mausoleum history: photographs

Many unique photos published on the website devoted to the history of the Lenin Mausoleum.

Alexander Rodchenko. Revolution in Photography

Selected photographs from the collection of the Moscow House of Photography Museum

Александр Родченко

A great collection of photographs by Alexandr Rodchenko at Varlamov.ru

Revolutionary Photography

An illustrated article by Christina Lodder

Stalins Moscow. Москва и Москвичи - RU

Retro photographs. A private collection 

ФОТОАРХИВ ВОВ 1941-1945 гг. - RU

Photo archive. Great Patriotic War. 1941-1945 

Раритеты фотохроники СССР. Великая Отечественная война Архив Льва Бородулина

A collection of photographs from Lev Borodulin's archive.