Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Children’s Leisure Activities in Russia Online

Children’s Leisure Activities in Russia Online

Editor: Vitaly Bezrogov, Moscow and Catriona Kelly, Oxford

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. It gives a representative overview of the different trends in children leisure activities and games and runs chronologically from 1917 to the late 1930s.

Subject: Slavic and Eurasian Studies
Start: 1920
End: 1950
Place: Russia
Cult of Body Online

Cult of Body Online

Editor: Louise McReynolds

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 behavior and self-presentation.

Subject: Slavic and Eurasian Studies
Start: 1891
End: 1919
Place: Russia
Early Russian Cinema Online

Early Russian Cinema Online

Editor: 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.

Subject: Slavic and Eurasian Studies
Start: 1910
End: 1918
Place: Russia
Imperial Russia's Illustrated Press Online

Imperial Russia's Illustrated Press Online

Editor: Jeffrey Brooks

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. Each issue of these magazines contains surprises for historians and scholars of culture alike.

Subject: Slavic and Eurasian Studies
Start: 1901
End: 1918
Place: Russia
Jewish Theater under Stalinism - Moscow

Jewish Theater under Stalinism - Moscow

Editor: V. Ivanov

This collection contains sources on the Soviet theater, Jewish avant-garde art and the Kremlin’s policy toward Jews. It includes correspondence with ministries, state and authors; administrative documents; performed /submitted plays; notes by the censors; musical items for productions; press clippings; posters, programs and librettos; photographs of productions; personal documents of troupe members.

Subject: Slavic and Eurasian Studies
Start: 1931
End: 1949
Place: Russia
Mass Media in Russia Online (Parts 1 and 2)

Mass Media in Russia Online (Parts 1 and 2)

Editor: Jeffrey Brooks

This unique collection contains complete runs of kopeck (penny) newspapers, the most widely circulated newspapers in the beginning of the 20th century. They document political and social developments in Russia from 1908 to 1918 and are a mirror of the colorful social and cultural life of the Russian capitals. This collection gives access to a rare source practically unavailable in Western libraries.

Subject: Slavic and Eurasian Studies
Start: 1908
End: 1918
Place: Russia
Muslims in Russia Online

Muslims in Russia Online

Editor: S. Ishakov

This collection introduces the uniquely varied and poorly explored Russian Muslim population during one of the most dynamic periods of their history (1861-1918). It presents works written by and about Muslims. The value of this heritage is especially clear now that the historical and spiritual past of Muslims in Russia is being actively reconsidered.

Subject: Slavic and Eurasian Studies
Start: 1861
End: 1918
Place: Russia
Popular Literature, Fiction and Songs in Imperial Russia Online

Popular Literature, Fiction and Songs in Imperial Russia Online

Editor: Jeffrey Brooks

The collection illustrates the chief genres of Russian popular literature and includes chivalric tales, historical fiction and updated fairy tales. From popular songs to fairy tales and war stories, the collection follows the evolution of the Russian language in its popular commercial print form, an evolution that the Bolsheviks interrupted, but one that has now resumed.

Subject: Slavic and Eurasian Studies
Start: 1800
End: 1918
Place: Russia
Russian Anarchist Periodicals of the Early 20th Century Online

Russian Anarchist Periodicals of the Early 20th Century Online

Editor: Rashit Yangirov†

This collection 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. These materials shed new light on the relationship of the anarchists with the Bolsheviks and the Soviet State, and reveal the impact of anarchist ideas on the literature and art of the period.

Subject: Slavic and Eurasian Studies
Start: 1917
End: 1920
Place: Russia
Russian Avant-garde Online

Russian Avant-garde Online

Editor: A. Krusanov

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 offers an exceptionally varied and well-balanced overview of one of the most versatile movements in Russian literature.

Subject: Slavic and Eurasian Studies
Start: 1904
End: 1946
Place: Russia
Russian Military Intelligence on Asia Online Secret Prints, 1883-1914

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.

Subject: Slavic and Eurasian Studies
Start: 1883
End: 1914
Place: Russia
Russian Military Intelligence on Asia: Archive series, 1651-1917

Russian Military Intelligence on Asia: Archive series, 1651-1917

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 in the East. Imperial Russia’s Asian march coincided with a revolution in intelligence.

Subject: Slavic and Eurasian Studies
Start: 1651
End: 1917
Place: Russia
Russian Theater in the Early 20th Century Online

Russian Theater in the Early 20th Century Online

Editor: Pavel Dmitriev

The collection of theater 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, theater history and sociology, and provides a unique opportunity to savour the distinctive atmosphere of Russia’s Silver Age.

Subject: Slavic and Eurasian Studies
Start: 1904
End: 1924
Place: Russia
Screen and Stage Online

Screen and Stage Online

Editor: Rashit Yangirov†

This unique collection of Russian theater and film periodicals, which also includes material on other forms of entertainment (cabaret theater, circus) and mass culture in pre-revolutionary Russia consists of various types of material ranging from sophisticated journals to cheaply produced magazines published in the last three decades of the Tsarist regime.

Subject: Slavic and Eurasian Studies
Start: 1889
End: 1919
Place: Russia
Slavonic Bibles Online

Slavonic Bibles Online

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.

Subject: Slavic and Eurasian Studies
Start: 1488
End: 1874
Place: Russia
Soviet Cinema Online - Periodicals and Newspapers 1918-1942

Soviet Cinema Online - Periodicals and Newspapers 1918-1942

Editor: Rashit Yangirov†

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.

Subject: Slavic and Eurasian Studies
Start: 1918
End: 1942
Place: Russia
Soviet Cinema Online. Archival Documents from RGALI, 1923-1935

Soviet Cinema Online. Archival Documents from RGALI, 1923-1935

Editor: Richard Taylor

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.

Subject: Slavic and Eurasian Studies
Start: 1923
End: 1935
Place: Russia
The Yearbook of the Imperial Theaters Online

The Yearbook of the Imperial Theaters Online

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.

Subject: Slavic and Eurasian Studies
Start: 1890
End: 1915
Place: Russia
World of Children - Artek Pioneer Camp Archives, 1944-1967 Online

World of Children - Artek Pioneer Camp Archives, 1944-1967 Online

Artek's Archive reflects the recreation camp's history between 1944 and 1967, containing 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 children, diaries etc.

Subject: Slavic and Eurasian Studies
Start: 1944
End: 1967
Place: Russia