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.
The Slavic Review
An "American Quarterly of Russian, Eurasian and east European Studies" http: //www.slavicreview.illinois.edu/
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
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.omri.cz/
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/Conversation Class
This is a textbook conversation class at Pagoda Language Institute in Seoul, Korea with Evgeny Shtephan
Petro-Teach Program in St. Petersburg
It's a great opportunity for graduating Russian students to live and work in St. Petersburg for an academic year. Petro-Teachers work as high school teachers while living with families and studying Russian at the Institute of Foreign languages. http:/semlab2.sbs.sunysb.edu/Users/jbailyn/Petro.html
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 email@example.com 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.
Russia and E. European History Links
Department of History Tennessee Technological University
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
Russian Tsars Gallery
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A History of the Romanov Dynasty & The Russian Monarchy. This site is maintained by the Imperial Russian Historical Society. http://angelfire.com/pa/ImperialRussian/index.html
Tatarstan Home Page
Tatarstan on the Internet
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.
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.
Photos from Caucasus
In 1938 Russian was officially decreed a compulsory subject in all Soviet schools .In the last decades of the Soviet Union, outright promotion of Russian as the language of a new community - the new Soviet People, became the chief goal of Soviet language policy and many non-Russian languages, including Circassian in both it's varieties, were phased out of the school system as languages of instruction. The collapse of the Soviet Union has heightened Circassian national feeling both in Russia and in the Diaspora .Since the collapse, the Circassians have forged links with their brethren all over the world.
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 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 on the Web
Here's an interactive Internet access to everything Russian. http://www.valley.net/~transnat
History of Russian Soviet Science and Technology
WWW 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.
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.
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: Official server of the Moscow Patriarchate http://www.russian-orthodox-church.org.ru/en.htm
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
Websites from Russian 15 Course Syllabus
http://www.rollins.edu/foreign_lang/russian/frame3.html (19th Century)
http://www.rollins.edu/foreign_lang/russian/frame4.html (20th Century)
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.
Historical Maps of Siberia and the Russian Far East
Russian Empire Siberia and Russian Asia http://www.feefhs.org/
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.
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 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
Empires Beyond the Great Wall
The exhibit featured more than 200 priceless artifacts, some dating to the second millennium 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.
Last Updated: 1/29/14