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Children’s Leisure Activities in Russia Online 1920s-1940s Advisors: Vitaly Bezrogov, Moscow and Catriona Kelly, Oxford Number of titles: 19 Languages used: Russian View PDF Flyer Location of originals: K.D. Ushinski State Scientifi c Pedagogical Library, Moscow National Library of Russia, St. Petersburg The material gathered here offers a unique insight into one of the most important and characteristic areas of socializing the young in early Soviet Russia, and a window into the mentality of the `first Soviet generations’ as well. This so-called movement for ‘socialisation through play’ and ‘rational leisur ... read more
Cold War Intelligence The Secret War Between the U.S. and the USSR, 1945-1991 Editor: Matthew M. Aid This unique collection of well over 2,300 formerly classified U.S. government documents (most of them classified Top Secret or higher) provides readers for the first time with the documentary record of the successes and failures of the U.S. intelligence community in its efforts to spy on the Soviet Union during the Cold War. This document collection covers the period from the end of World War II in 1945 until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, but also includes a number of formerly classified historical reports and articles written by U.S. intelligence historians since t ... read more
Cult of Body Online Advisor: Louise McReynolds Number of titles: 13 Languages used: Russian View PDF Flyer Location of originals: National Library of Russia, St. Petersburg This collection comprises unique material on sports and physical culture in Russia, 1891-1919 and is particularly significant because sports provided opportunities for transitions from tradition to modernity: athletic competition broke down class barriers, brought women into public spaces, and encouraged new modes of behaviour and self-presentation. Sports are essential to the evolution of the modern personality in terms of health, competitiveness and team play. The collection offe ... read more
Early Russian Cinema Online View PDF Flyer Advisor: R. Yangirov This unique collection of Russian film periodicals from the last tsarist decade includes both sophisticated and more popular periodicals released by the major Russian film studios. Containing interviews with movie stars and now irretrievably lost screenplays, these journals will prove an invaluable source about the silent movie era and Russia's entertainment industry at the eve of the Revolution. Number of titles: Part 1: 13 Part 2: 20 Part 3: 24 Languages used: Russian Contents Background Location of originals   Free Trial Access Available For more information ... read more
History of Modern Russian and Ukrainian Art Online Advisor: Professor Charlotte Douglas, New York University  The collection documents the history of modern Russian and Ukrainian art. It encompasses critical literature, illustrated books, and art periodicals. It also offers a selection of early20th century art-related serials. These historical sources of pre- and post-revolutionary art reflect the diversity of artistic thought in the first thirty years of the 20th century.  History of Modern Russian and Ukrainian Art Online: Monographs and Serials, 1907-1930  Scarcity  Sources for the history of modern and avant-garde Russian and Ukrainian art have long ... read more
Imperial Russia’s Illustrated Press Online Advisor: Jeffrey Brooks View PDF Flyer Number of titles: 5 Languages used: Russian  Location of originals: The National Library of Russia Nothing illuminates the lost world of late Imperial Russia better than the pictorial magazines of the era. The illustrated weeklies gathered in this collection open a wide window on Russian cultural, social, and political life. Their editors traced the sweep of the Russian imagination at the apogee of Russian cultural power from the peak years of Dostoevsky and Tolstoy to the modernist era and the chaos of 1917. They captured imperial expansion, cultural ... read more
Jewish Theater under Stalinism Online View PDF Flyer Number of titles: Fond 2307, opis’ 1-2 and Fond 2308, opis’ 1 - from the Russian State Archive of Literature and Art (RGALI), Moscow Dates: (inclusive): 1916-1950 Languages used: Russian, Yiddish, English, French, German, Hebrew, Ukrainian, Belarus, Georgian, Latvian EAD finding aids are available Location of originals: the Russian State Archive of Literature and Art (RGALI) in Moscow This collection of archival documents contains material that describes the history of Soviet culture and theatre, Jewish avant-garde art and the Kremlin’s policy toward Jewish society and cultur ... read more
  Mass Media in Russia Online (Parts 1 and 2) View PDF Flyer Number of titles: 11 titles (Part 1), Penny (Kopeck) Magazines (Part 2) Languages used: Russian Location of originals: The National Library of Russia, St.-Petersburg This unique collection consists of complete runs of the kopeck (penny) newspapers, the most widely circulated newspapers in the beginning of the twentieth century, published under various titles in St. Petersburg and Petrograd (1908-1918) and also in Moscow (1909-1918). These (penny) newspapers document political and social developments in Russia in the pivotal years from 1908 to 1918 and at the same time provide a mirror of the colorful social ... read more
Brill Muslims in Russia Online Advisor: Dr. S.Ishakov Number of titles: 11 Languages used: Russian E-ISBN: 978 90 04 19277 5 View PDF Flyer Location of originals: various libraries This collection introduces the uniquely varied and poorly explored Russian Muslim population during one of the most dynamic periods of their history (1861-1918). Materials published in Russia both at the center and on the periphery reflect the picturesque palette of life of Muslims in the Russian Empire, as well as the positions of their public and political figures. This collection presents works written by and about Muslims. The value of this heritage is especially pertinent now that ... read more
Popular Literature Fiction and Songs in Imperial Russia View PDF Flyer Advisor: Jeffrey Brooks Number of titles: 208 Languages used: Russian E-ISBN: 978 90 04 19266 9 Location of originals: The National Library of Russia, St. Petersburg The collection illustrates the chief genres of Russian popular literature and includes chivalric tales, historical fiction and updated fairy tales, as well as stories of adventure, banditry, detectives, success, war and empire, women and gender. The collection also includes rags-to-riches tales of social mobility, adventures set in Siberia and the Caucasus, and the stories of the occult world ... read more
Russian Anarchist Periodicals of the Early 20th Century Online View PDF Flyer Number of titles: 19 Languages used: Russian Location of originals: National Library of Russia, Russian Academy of Sciences Library This collection of writings reveals the eventful history of Russia during the revolutionary era, from the perspective of metropolitan and provincial newspapers and journals published by the most radical political forces. Furthermore, these materials shed new light on the relationship of the anarchists with the Bolsheviks and the Soviet State, and also reveal the impact of anarchist ideas on the literature and art of the p ... read more
Russian Avant-garde Online Advisor: A. Krusanov Number of titles: 778 Languages used: Russian E-ISBN: 978 90 04 19267 6 View PDF Flyer Location of originals: The National Library of Russia, St. Petersburg This collection represents works of all Russian literary avant-garde schools. It comprises almost 800 books, periodicals and almanacs most of them published between 1910-1940 and thus off ers an exceptionally varied and well-balanced overview of one of the most versatile movements in Russian literature. The books in this collection can be regarded as objects of art, illustrated by famous artists such as Malevich, Goncharova and Lisitskii. This collection ... read more
Russian Military Intelligence on Asia Online Archive series 1651-1917 Dates (inclusive): 1651-1917  Dates (bulk): 1850-1917 Languages used: Russian and French, also German and English, Chinese, Latin, Dutch, Japanese, Arabic, Turkish, Italian, Greek, Persian, Korean, Mongolian and Norwegian ISBN: 978 90 04 19257 7 View PDF Flyer Location of Originals: Rossiĭ skiĭ gosudarstvennyĭ voennoistoricheskiĭ arkhiv (RGVIA), Moscow. Fonds 444-451  The 19th century was a time of rapid Russian expansion in Asia. While its western borders were largely fixed in the wake of the Napoleonic Wars, the Romanov autocracy still found many outlets for its imperial energies i ... read more
Russian Military Intelligence on Asia Online Secret prints 1883-1914 The bulk of the Secret Prints consists of first-hand accounts composed by contemporary travelers to lesser-known reaches of Asia. Most were Russian army officers, many of whom had extensive training in geography and related disciplines. Languages used: Russian ISBN: 978 90 04 19258 4 View PDF Flyer Location of Originals: National Library of Russia, Saint Petersburg  One of the most remarkable pre-revolutionary Orientological publications is the little-known, classified “Collection of Geographical, Topographical and Geographical Materials on Asia” (Sbornik geografi cheskikh, topografi chesk ... read more
Russian-Ottoman Relations Online, Part 1 The Origins, 1600-1800 View PDF Flyer Advisor: Maurits van den Boogert Brill presents a unique collection of rare primary sources on a vital and dynamic part of the history of Turkey, Russia, the Middle East and Western Europe. These sources provide detailed insights not only in the military ebb and flow of Russian-Ottoman relations, but also in their effects on European public opinion. Number of titles: 193  Languages used: Western languages, German, French, English  Location of originals: National Library of Russia in St. Petersburg  Relations between the Ottoman Empire and Russia were ... read more
Russian-Ottoman Relations Online, Part 2 Shifts in the Balance of Power, 1800-1853 Advisor: Maurits van den Boogert View PDF Flyer Number of titles: 120  Languages used: Western languages, German, French, English  Location of originals: National Library of Russia in St. Petersburg  This collection includes discussions of diplomatic treaties like those of Bucharest of 1812 and Adrianople (Edirne) of 1829; the commercial and military issue of access to the Black Sea; eye-witness accounts from war theaters; and plans for, and ideas about, future confrontations. The fact that many different perspectives are represented in this ... read more
Russian - Ottoman Relations Online Part 3 The Crimean War, 1854-1856 Advisor: Maurits van den Boogert  View PDF Flyer In this collection on the Crimean War, Russian views are represented by Anatole Demidov (1812-1870), traveler and patron of the arts; the discussion on the peace by former diplomat Tchihatchef; and the accounts of the Russian veteran, Piotr Andreevich Viazemsky (1792-1878). The opinions of two Turkish officers, Rustem Effendi and Seid Bey, and the views of Algerian poet Muhammad b. Ismail (1820-1870) are also included. Number of titles: 372  Languages used: Western languages, German, French, English  Location of originals: National L ... read more
Russian-Ottoman Relations Online, Part 4 The End of the Empires, 1857-1914 View PDF Flyer Number of titles: 263  Languages used: Western languages, German, French, English  Location of originals: National Library of Russia in St. Petersburg  The position of the Ottoman Empire continued to decline during the second half of the nineteenth century. Succumbing to foreign pressure, the sultan had decreed far-reaching reforms in favor of his non-Muslim subjects in 1856. Less than two decades later the Ottoman Empire went bankrupt and had to allow foreign bankers to supervise its finances. The Ottomans found themselves increasingly marginaliz ... read more
Russian Revolution Centenary E-Book Collection ISBN13: 9789004351998 Format: E-Book Imprint: BRILL Language:  English Brill's Russian Revolution Centenary E-Book Collection offers unique access to carefully selected E-Books, covering numerous aspects of the Russian Revolution, its genesis and antecedents, its context, its impact, its adherents and opponents in Russia and beyond, and its aftermath. The books were published between 2007 and 2017. The Collection is aimed at students and scholars in the fields of: Russian Revolution Anarchism Marxism Communism Sociology Critical Social Sciences Social & Cultur ... read more
Russian Theater in the Early 20th Century Online View PDF Flyer The collection of theatre periodicals provides a detailed picture of metropolitan and provincial Russian theater and reflects the cultural life in Russia at the turn of the 20th century. It is a unique source for a wide range of scholars in history, cultural studies, theatre history and sociology, and provides a unique opportunity to savour the distinctive atmosphere of Russia’s Silver Age. Advisor: Pavel Dmitriev Number of titles: 13 Languages used: Russian E-ISBN: 978 90 04 19268 3 Location of originals: the National Library of Russia, St. Petersburg ... read more
Slavonic Bibles Online View PDF Flyer  Number of titles: 40 Languages used: Old Church Slavonic, as well as Belorussian, Ukrainian, and Russian translations of Old Church Slavonic Location of originals: Lomonosov Moscow State University Library Collection of the earliest part of the Slavonic early printed books of the Moscow University Library, consisting of 40 Slavonic bibles and Cyrillic religious books printed in the 15th and 16th centuries, including editions of the Gospels, New Testaments, Acts and Epistles, and Psalms.  Contents Background For more information, open free trial or to place an order, contact: Jacek Lewinson Mobi:+48 502 603 ... read more
Soviet Cinema Online Archival Documents from RGALI 1923-1935 Advisor: Richard Taylor Languages used: predominantly Russian, occasionally other European languages E-ISBN: 978 90 04 19270 6 View PDF Flyer  Location of originals: Russian State Archive of Literature and Art (RGALI) The documents in this collection cover the period when state monopoly control over the Soviet cinema industry - production, distribution and exhibition - was being established and this is why they cover a number of different organizations and institutions. They include minutes of board meetings and discussions of the major issues confronting the medium during a crucial period in its ... read more
Soviet Cinema Online  part 1 Journals part 2 Newspapers Advisor: Rashit Yangirov View PDF Flyer Part 1: Journals Online  Number of titles: 27 Languages used: Russian  Part 2: Newspapers Online  Number of titles: 20 Languages used: Russian   Location of originals: National Library of Russia, St. Petersburg The collection includes Soviet film magazines and newspapers from the 1920s and 1930s, reflecting the most interesting and fertile period in the history of Russian film. These publications are largely absent from book collections in the West, and are now presented for the first time as a large, complete set. They s ... read more
The Yearbook of the Imperial Theaters Online Number of titles: 2 Languages used: Russian E-ISBN: 978 90 04 19273 7 View PDF Flyer Location of originals: National Library of Russia, St. Petersburg This impressive annual periodical, published during the period 1890-1915, offers an incredible wealth of exciting material concerning the late imperial stage in Russia. Its pages include repertoires, critical essays and reviews of theatrical performances, chronicles of metropolitan theater life, articles discussing a wide range of topics as well as information about the actors. The journals are richly illustrated, many drawings ar ... read more
U.S. Intelligence on Europe, 1945-1995 Editor: Matthew M. Aid This unique collection of over 4,000 formerly classified U.S. government documents provides a comprehensive survey of the U.S. intelligence community’s activities in Europe, including Eastern Europe, Turkey and Cyprus, covering the time period from the end of World War II to the fall of the Iron Curtain and beyond. Scope: U.S. Intelligence operations in Western Europe U.S. Intelligence operations in Eastern Europe U.S. Intelligence gathering on Western European communist parties Economic intelligence gathering Monitoring European anti-nuclear groups in the 1980s Intelligence gathering on terrorist groups ... read more
World of Children – Artek Pioneer Camp Archives, 1944-1967 Online View PDF Flyer Languages used: predominantly Russian E-ISBN:  978 90 04 19274 4 Location of originals: Russian State Archive of Social and Political History (RGASPI) Moscow Artek’s Archive reflects the recreation camp’s history in the period between 1944 and 1967. It contains government documents on Soviet social and health policies, administrative, medical and financial records, transcripts of meetings, materials on educational and ideological work carried out in the camp statistical reports, food rations and provision standards, letters from Soviet and foreign child ... read more
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