There is a wealth of information about Russia, the NIS and Eastern Europe on the Internet. The following links connect to only several of many sites, and we've tried to sort through some of them to find the best and most useful. This list will be updated frequently.
On-Line works of Fyodor Dostoevsky
Here you will find links to on-line versions of Crime and Punishment, The Double and Notes from the Underground.
On-Line works of Lev Tolstoy Here you will find links to a number of Tolstoy's works (including War and Peace!). http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/
Victor Kamkin Bookstore
Perhaps the largest U.S. bookstore specializing in Russian books. This site contains latest acquisitions, various catalogs, and a general list of books in stock. http://www.35.kamkin.com
The Slavic Review
An "American Quarterly of Russian, Eurasian and east European Studies" http: //www.slavicreview.illinois.edu/
News from Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty
Current News from Russia and East Europe http://www.rferl.org
Russia on the Net
News and information about Russia. The original Russian Web dictionary. On the web since 1995. http://www.ru/
OMRI (Open Media Research Institute)
News concerning the former Soviet Union and East-Central and Southeastern Europe, published Monday through Friday (except holidays). http://www.hri.org/news/balkans/omri/omri-info.html
Russian News Sources
Friends and Partners provides a list of some of the better sources for Russian news. A great site with extensive links to all things Russian. You might, however, find yourself overwhelmed. http://www.friends-partners.org/friends/news
The RIA-Novosti Russian news service is one very useful news source to which Friends and Partners doesn't have a link. http://en.ria.ru/
The Center for Post-Soviet Studies
This site contains a wealth of information relating to current events in the Newly Independent States. The coverage ranges from environmental issues (with reports from one of the most prominent western observers of NIS environmental issues) to developments in regional conflict resolution. A must for those looking not merely for disjointed bits of news, but for thoughtful analysis of broader issues and trends. http://www.cpss.org/
The largest on-line information service in Russia and the CIS whose databases cover a wide range of subjects related to Russia and the CIS from politics to finance to culture. Currently there are over 26 million documents in more than 1200 databases. http://www.integrumworld.com/
An On-Line Russian Reference Grammar
This site at Bucknell University offers (as its name suggests) a wealth of information on Russian grammar... and it's well organized too. https://www.bucknell.edu/academics/majors-and-minors/russian-studies/resources/language.html
For those of you who just can't get enough practice, take a look at these excellent exercises in Russian grammar. (You will need to install Cyrillic fonts on your web-browser. http://www.auburn.edu/~mitrege/russian/tutorials/
SAPE (Soviet-American Penfriend Exchange)
How would you like to practice your skills in Russian writing, learn about Russia from more personal perspectives, and develop friendships with Russians, all at the same time? SAPE sets up pen-pal exchanges between Russians and Americans, Germans, and French. Check out their site for more info, and perhaps you will develop a rewarding friendship through this wonderful program. http://www.friends-partners.org/friends/
Formerly the American Council of Teachers of Russian. We offer a wide variety of exchange programs, text books, and teaching materials. For questions, please contact Pamela Gerardi, Ph.D., Director of Organizational Advancement at firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.americancouncils.org
Official Site of the Russian National Tourist Office
Map of Russia, Visas information, Hotels, Calendar of Events, Traveler Tips and more
St. Petersburg: The city of the water, the city on the waters
Website developed jointly by citizens of the United States and Russia. Many images and personal stories about individual travels in Russia.
This site is part of Friends and Partners.
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 Petrovich’s 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. http://www.cs.toronto.edu/~mes/russia/history.html
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.
The Russian Revolution http://www.barnsdle.demon.co.uk/russ/rusrev.html#gen
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
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.
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. https://www.bucknell.edu/academics/majors-and-minors/russian-studies/resources/russian-history.html
A History of the Romanov Dynasty & The Russian Monarchy. This site is maintained by the Imperial Russian Historical Society.
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 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.
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 guarantees as to the accuracy of any information contained therein.
Russian Empire, 1895-1910 Keystone-Mast Photographs
Russia on the Web
Here's an interactive Internet access to everything Russian. http://www.valley.net/~transnat
History of Russian Soviet Science and Technology
Virtual Guide to the History of Russian and Soviet Science and Technology http://web.mit.edu/slava/guide
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.
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) http://www.cs.toronto.edu/~mes/russia/moscow/churches.html
Orthodox Church Icons http://www.ocf.org/OrthodoxPage/icons/icons.htm
Russian Icons Index http://www.auburn.edu/~mitrege/russian/icons/
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia http://www.synod.com/
Chernobyl Poems by Liubov Sirota http://public.wsu.edu/~brians/chernobyl_poems/chernobyl_index.html
Chernobyl Children's Project: Children's Paintings http://cofcsd.org/about-us.asp#about
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on Chernobyl http://www-ns.iaea.org/projects/chernobyl.asp
The Chernobyl Children Project USA http://www.ccpusa.org/aboutus.htm
The Chernobyl Nuclear Accident http://www.greenfacts.org/en/chernobyl/index.htm
Historical Maps of Siberia and the Russian Far East
Russian Empire Siberia and Russian Asia http://www.feefhs.org/
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. http://www.eki.ee/books/redbook/introduction.shtml
Last Updated: 1/27/15