Websites For Learning About Russia



Official Site of the Russian National Tourist Office
Map of Russia, Visas information, Hotels, Calendar of Events, Traveler Tips and more.

Russian History-Petrovich
Professor Petrovich taught Balkan and Russian History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His multimedia lectures were well known throughout the state. The following edited lectures are designed to acquaint a new generation with Michael PetrovichÝs multimedia Russian History Courses. The lectures provide a good overview to the study of Russian History.

  Illustrated History of Russia
This page compiles pictures pertaining to Russian historical heritage and photos witnessing recent events in Russia. However, you can find also an illustrated description of main periods in the history of Moscow, a brief introduction into the early history of the Russian Orthodox Church with more detailed collection of historical resources. Other history-related references are provided on the bottom.
The Slavic Research Center: Internet Resources for Russian Studies
The Slavic Research Center (SRC) is Japan's only research institute for the study of the Slavic countries. It is attached to Hokkaido University but functions as Japan's national center to lead and coordinate research activities on Slavic countries.


Russia Phototrack
Most of the WWW pages and pictures linked from here express entirely personal views of their authors. You should be aware that RusPhoto gives no guarrantees as to the accuracy of any information contained therein.


Russian Empire, 1895-1910 Photographs
Web site with 900 stereoscopic photographs of Russia from the Keystone-Mast collection. This database provides access to detailed textual descriptions, city maps, images as enlargements, stereoscopic views and significant details useful in architectural analysis.

  Russia and E. European History Links
Department of History Tennessee Technological University
Bucknell Russian Materials Page
This page attempts to capture the flavor of the rich diversity evolving over Russian history and hence depends as much on the endeavors of others as those of the Russian Studies Program. We hope you enjoy your visit and learn more about the origins of the Russians and their neighbors.
  Russian History Homepage
On this page you can find Russian historical texts in English. They are divided by period: Russian history before 1800, Russian history 1801-1991, Russian history 1905-30


Russia Net
Russian History, Business, Travel, Politics and Culture

  Russia on the Web
Here's an interactive Internet access to everything Russian.
Library of Congress Soviet Archives Exhibit
The ruthlessness, originality, and complexity documented in these records suggests bureaucratic dictatorship cut off from the people--and provides many hints of why Communist rule both lasted so long and fell apart so fast.
  The Russian Revolution
Many internet links related to the Russian Revolution.
  St. Petersburg: The city of the water, the city on the waters
Web site developed jointly by citizens of the United States and Russia. Many images and personal stories about indiviual travels in Russia.
This site is part of Friends and Partners.
  The Red Book of the Peoples of the Russian Empire
This web site covers characteristic data on population, native language status, from Abazians to Yukaghirs. The present volume represents the first major attempt to draw public attention to those peoples whose existence is truly marked by the threat of extinction.
  Russian Tsars Gallery
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  Royal Russia
A History of the Romanov Dynasty & The Russian Monarchy. This site is maintained by the Imperial Russian Historical Society.
  Empires Beyond the Great Wall
The exhibit featured more than 200 priceless artifacts, some dating to the second millenium B.C. Although Genghis Khan is Mongolia's most well-known historic figure, his reign of terror was the culmination of a tradition of warfare, tribal alliances and empire-building by the nomads of the steppes.
300th Anniversary of Russian Navy
Exposition on 300 years of the Russian Navy. Site features a history of St.Petersburg, Images of Russian admirals, A Russian Navy chronology and modern ships of Russian Navy.
  Russian Feminism Resources
This site is a directory of online resources about Russian women, women's studies and the women's movement in the Former Soviet Union.


The Kremlin Tour
The beautiful and ancient ensemble of the Moscow's Kremlin stands high on the hill towering over the left bank of Moskva-River. The Kremlin has always been perceived as a symbol of power and mighty of the Russian state, the national idea expressed in stone. Each era in the history of Russia left its significant architectural trace in the Kremlin.

  History of Russian Soviet Science and Technology
WWW Virtual Guide to the History of Russian and Soviet Science and Technology


Russia House
This site contains a wide selection of Soviet/Russian Space Program memorabilia and hardware. We invite you to browse the list of merchandise, which includes short descriptions, pictures, and pricing.

  Russia on the Net
News and information about Russia. The original Russian Web dictionary. On the web since 1995.

Sakhalin Island
Sakhalin is a very long (c.a. 1000 km) but narrow (200 km in its largest extent) island located between Japan and Russian Maritime Territory. It is separated from the continent by a narrow strait of 6 km width and for that reason, first, Westerners thought it should be a peninsula. With Kuril Islands, Sakhalin is one of the territories disputed between Japan and Russia and its belonging has not yet been definitely settled.



Tatarstan on the Internet

  Historical Maps of Siberia and the Russian Far East
Russian Empire Siberia and Russian Asia
  Siberia AK
Siberia is a region of Eastern Russia bounded on the west by the Ural Mountains, on the north by the Arctic Ocean, on the east by the Pacific Ocean, and on the south by China, Mongolia, and Kazakhstan.
  Moscow's Churches
Moscow is filled with beautiful churches and cathedrals in the Russian onion-domed style. Internet resources on Christianity are available from the Russian Christian Home Page ( English and Russian versions)
Orthodox Church Icons



Russian Icons Index

The Chairman Smiles: Posters from the Former Soviet Union, Cuba and China
The former Soviet Union, Cuba and China: three countries where posters played an important political role and got a large amount of artistic attention as well. This is a selection of 145 political posters, famous masterpieces next to equally beautiful, but unknown examples, drawn from the collection of the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam.
  Alexander Palace Time Machine
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Beyond the Pale: The History of Jews in Russia
This exhibition depicts the history of anti-Jewish attitudes -- and of anti-Semitism today, a form of intolerance that in our century caused the death of millions of people.


Art and Architecuture Websites from Course Syllabus (Icons) (19th Century) (20th Century)


Russian Orthodox Church: Official server of the Moscow Patriarchate


Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

  News from Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty
Current News from Russia and East Europe



Ten Years After Chernobyl: Photo Archive

Chernobyl Poems by Liubov Sirota

Chernobyl index

Chernobyl Children's Project : Children's Paintings

Chernobyl: What About The Workers


Chernobyl 10 Years After

The Chernobyl Children Project USA

The Chernobyl Project


The Chornobyl Nuclear Accident

Ukraine Factbook