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A Guide to Russian Studies

Guide to information and resources on Russian language and literature, as well as some other Slavic languages.

General Reference Databases

Project for the Study of Dissidence and Samizdat

Electronic archive that includes a database of Soviet samizdat periodicals, electronic editions of selected samizdat journals, illustrated timelines of dissident movements, and interviews with activists. From the University of Toronto Libraries.

Primary Resources

Alexander III and the policy of "Russification," 1883-1886

This collection from the U.K. National Archives, provides a unique analysis of this "retro-reform" policy, including the increase of revolutionary agitation, deepening of conservatism and changes from agrarian to industrial society, and spread of pan-Slavism, both in the Russian Empire and Eastern Europe.

Commercial and Trade Relations Between Tsarist Russia, the Soviet Union and the U.S., 1910-1963

This collection of U.S. State Department Central Classified Files relates to commercial and trade relations beginning in the Tsarist Russia period and extending through Khrushchev period in Soviet history. It contains a wide range of materials from U.S. diplomats including materials on treaties, general conditions affecting trade, imports and exports, laws and regulations, customs administration, tariffs, and ports of entry activities.

World War I and Revolution in Russia, 1914-1918

This collection documents the Russian entrance into World War I and culminates in reporting on the Revolution in Russia in 1917 and 1918. The documents consist primarily of correspondence between the British Foreign Office, various British missions and consulates in the Russian Empire and the Tsarist government and later the Provisional Government.

The Russian Civil War and American Expeditionary Forces in Siberia, 1918-20

This collection reproduces important letters, reports, memorandums, cablegrams, maps, charts, and other kinds of records relating to the activities of the American Expeditionary Forces in Siberia, 1918-20. From the U.S. National Archives.

Country intelligence reports on the USSR

This collection consists of research and intelligence reports prepared during 1941-1947 on the USSR. It includes reports, studies, and surveys on various topics of interest to the Department of State. The reports vary from short memorandums to detailed, documented studies.

Print Resources at Wash U (English Language)

Electronic Resources at Wash U (English Language)