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The History guide provides links to reliable database and web resources.

Reference Books

Very good place to start gathering background information on Russian/Soviet History

Encyclopedia of Russian History (4 vol.)   REF DK 14.E63 2004

Cultural Atlas of Russia and the Soviet Union   REF DK 32.M62 1989

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Russian Culture   REF DK 510.32.E53 2007

The Republics and Regions of the Russian Federation - Politics, Policies, and Leaders   REF JN 6699.A88 R47 1997

The Russian Revolution and Civil War 1917-1921: An Annotated Bibliography (J.D. Smele ED)   REF DK 265.S57 2003

RefWorks / Manage your Research



RefWorks -- an online research management, writing and collaboration tool -- is designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies.

Set up an account using your UAA/APU user ID and Password, and start organizing and sharing your research.

Starting Points

Russia/USSR Web Resources

Russian & Soviet History Resources

H-Russia Discussion Network

Russian Cultural Heritage Network (in Russian)

History & Culture of Russia

Soviet History Archive

Revelations From the Russian Archives


The TROTSKY Internet Archive

The LENIN Internet Archive

The STALIN Internet Archive

PBS - The Face of Russia

Alexander Palace Time Machine

Communal Living in Russia/A Virtual Museum of Soviet Everyday Life​

GULAG: Many Days, Many Lives

Kennan Institute, NPR Russian History Audio Archive

Lenin Mausoleum: A History in Photos

Soviet Music

STALINKA: Digital Library of Staliniana

The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia

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