Russia - A Country Study
Exceptionally detailed presentation from the Library
of Congress. Includes sections on: Geography,
Society, Economy, Government and Politics, Very
Detailed History and Historical Development,
Contemporary Trends, etc.
CIA World Factbook - Russia
Good resource site for information on Geography,
People, Government, Economy, Communications,
Transportation, Military, and Transnational Issues.
BBC News Country Profiles - Russia
Full profiles provide an instant guide to
history, politics and economic background of
countries; also biographic sketches of leaders,
essay on media, and historic timelines. They also
include audio and video clips from the BBC archives.
U.S. Department of State Background Notes - Russia
Background Notes are updated/revised as they are
received from regional bureaus and are added to the
database of the Department of State web site.
Categories include: Geography, People, History,
Government, Political Conditions, Economy, Defense,
Foreign Relations, U.S. Relations, and
History of Russia
General outline and
encyclopedia article with numerous links to details.
WWW-Virtual Library - Russian History Index
Part of the World Wide Web
Virtual Library European History Project at the European
University Institute, Florence, Italy, this portal links to
sites covering every aspect of Russian history.
The Face of
This PBS series website
based on James Billington's book of the same title contains
an interactive timeline of Russian history and culture,
references, and forums, as well as schedules for the series.
Beyond the Pale - History of Jews in Russia
Historical Resources in Russian - An electronic library
site from the History Department of Moscow State University
History from Bucknell University
This site is one of the best sites on Russian history on
the web. It is interesting even for non-historians and
is regularly linked to by universities, native Russians,
and Russian travel companies. In addition to its
articles, it has an excellent chronology/timeline of
Russian history as well as superb diagrams of the "House
of Rurik" and "House of Romanov."
EuroDocs: History of Russia
Collection of links to primary
Introduction to Russian Culture
Russia in Photography
A fascinating project by the state-owned gallery Moscow
House of Photography to collect and catalogue
historically interesting photographs from 1840 to the
present day, searchable by region, period and theme.
Links elsewhere on this site.