There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in. - Graham Greene
Russian/NIS History

Nothing is so firmly believed as what we least know. - Montaigne

  • Beyond the Pale: The History of Jews in Russia *

    This site is an online version of an original exhibit that has toured Russia since 1995. The purpose of this exhibit about the history of Jews in Europe and in Russia has been put together to help understand their life, religion and culture, the adversities they faced and to present the dangers of intolerance.

  • Book of Memory, October 1993, Moscow *

    The list of victims of tragic events in Moscow (September - October 1993)

  • History & Culture of Russia / Overview *

    This is an excellent site dealing primarily with pre-Soviet era history.

  • The World of History *

    Russian electronic journal, devoted to the problems of Russian history. Information about historical conferences and links to the Russian and foreign historical resources on Internet are also available on this site.

  • Major Libraries & Archives of Materials on Russian History *

    Rusnet America has put together a listing of names and addresses of sources in the United States for Russian history information. Unfortunately, they do not provide WWW links to the resources but this is an invaluable list regardless.

  • Sibirskaya Zaimka *

    The goal of the project is to scientifically and accessibly portray the history of Siberia on this website in the Russian language.

  • Sochi Local Historian *

    Online publication of the Sochi Branch of the Russian Geographic Society provides information about local history, geography, archeology of Sochi region.

  • Russian History on the Internet *

    This is a good starting point for studying Russian/Soviet Union history - especially that of the 1930's. James Seaman has also included a good bibliography.

  • Alexander Palace Time Machine *

    Take an extensive tour through the palace of the last Tsar of Russia, Nikolas II, and his family in the town of Tsarskoe Selo outside St. Petersburg. This well produced site also provides an indepth history including the Romanov family, biographies of those in the palace, photos of the family plus much more.

  • Auto in Russia *

    The history of the automobile in Russia. (In Russian)

  • Brief History of Russia *

    This site presents a general history of the country through the 18th century in Part I and in Part Two, from the 19th century to the present.

  • Clicking Anastasia: A Mystery of Romanov Russia *

    This site may be used in two ways - by playing the single-user online game to uncover the mysterious lost fortune of the Romanov's and thereby learning of this period of history or just by visiting the large information site on Tsar Nicholas II and his famous family.

  • Crossroads of Continents *

    This exhibit, part of the Smithsonian's Natural Museum of History Arctic Studies Center, uses modern research methods to study Northeastern Siberia and Alaska in order to provide historical and ethnic diversity information about the North Pacific Rim.

  • Dazhdbog's Grandsons *

    Established by Serge Naumov at the University of North Carolina. This server is called "Dazhdbog's Grandsons" because, as Sergei tells us, that is what the ancient Russians called themselves. This entire site is well worth the visit but make sure to go to "Exhibitions" and then on to Moscow to view lots of beautiful photographs and other interesting information.

  • H-Russia *

    A member of the Humanities OnLine initiative (H-NET), this moderated discussion list promotes scholarly discussion of Russian and Soviet history. Their WWW site provides varied bibliographical, research and teaching aids, academic announcements and other online resources.

  • Illustrated history of Russia and the Former USSR.(C) Copyright 1995, RUSphoto *

    Russian history and recent events (including the Russian Navy) are displayed with this listing of varied pictorial resources.

  • Library of Congress Revelations from the Russian Archives *

    After the fall of Communism in 1991, a movement to make previously top secret papers available was undertaken. This remarkable and progressive exhibit (also shown in Moscow) makes many important 20th century documents about the workings of the Soviet-era government available for public viewing. The Library of Congress lays this virtual exhibit out in a well planned tour.

  • Marx and Engels' Writings *

    Maintained by The English Server at Carnegie Mellon University, this searchable archive has a collection of the above authors' writings in economic and social theory.

  • On the Education of Autocrats: Catherine's Grandsons *

    Kate Pickering wrote this interesting BA essay for Russian Civilization in 1997 as a student at the University of Chicago.

  • Penza: Some Pages of Russian History *

    Alexey Tikhonov and Roman Felixov of Penza Technological Institute have put together this website which includes a brief history on this region situated on the East European plain, south-east of Moscow.

  • Russian History *

    Bucknell University's extensive, well organized and diversified resource of the history of Russia includes a chronological account of their past, information on the dynasties, the genealogy of the nobility, cyrillic, currency and much, much more.

  • Russian History *

    A brief but informative history covers the founding of Russia in the 9th century until the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution.

  • Russian History Trivia Page *

    Put together to entice investigating Russian medieval history, this site contains tidbits of very interesting information. Be sure to check back often as their information will change from time to time.

  • Soviet Leaders *

    Biographies of the some of leaders of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics are presented. Additional historical information such as Perestroika as and a speech by Mikhail Gorbachev and is also presented

  • The Khazaria Info Center *

    Kevin Brooks has put together a wonderful site "celebrating 2,000 years of Jewish life in Russia and the Ukraine". In addition, he has links to resources about the Khazarias in other areas of the former Soviet Union and Europe.

  • The Marx/Engels Internet Archive *

    This comprehensive site contains many of the works of Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, to be used for research material or general reading pleasure for those interested in this stream of thought. Also included are their biographies, a photogallery and links to the works of other authors.

  • The Russian Revolution *

    A variety of resources to understand more about the Russion Revolution.

  • The Vikings in Russia *

    This article, written for the Viking Network, depicts the history of the relationship between the Russians and the Scandavians - beginning in the 9th century.

  • Treasures of the Czars *

    This virtual museum tour of the Romanov dynasty is presented by the Florida International Museum and the Moscow Kremlin Museums with over 250 artifacts covering 300 years. Also featured is a timeline, exhibition information, plus other useful and fun information.

  • Unknown Pages of Russian History *

    This site contains information about historical books and articles that were censored under Soviet Rule. Included are articles such as "Russophobia" and "The Future of Russia: Understanding Problems". In Russian Only.

  • WWW Virtual Guide to the History of Russian Science & Technology *

    Established by Slava Gerovitch of MIT in 1997, this guide provides historians with information resources about the Russian and Soviet science and technology worldwide.

  • Welcome to Stalingrad *

    This site gives the history of the devastating Battle for Stalingrad from 1942 -1943 and the city today. (It is slow to load but very informative!)

  • Please let us know of additional resources.

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