UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)



Full text resources

For other resources please check the library's catalogue

Please also note that "Index of Names in Pre-revolutionary Periodicals" [Сводный указатель личных имен в дореволюционной периодике] provided by the Nekrasov Library may also be of interest


  • Collections of Russian Classics (Kultura.rf) - The website offers a substantial collection of Russian classics authors, downloadable in epub format, so it can be read on practically any device including dedicated e-readers, such as kindle or PocketBook.  Examples would include:
  • Litres - offers the biggest access to Russian language ebooks, including both classics and modern authors. Although it is a paid service it offers access to a  large number of free ebooks as well (registration required). In addition Rossotrudnichestvo UK offers free access to Litres.ru (registration required) via a dedicated link (most of the books are available and can be read in full text either online or on mobile application).

  • Solzhenitsyn.ru - Offers access to 30 volumes collected works of Solzhenitsyn downloadable in PDF format.

  • Tostoy.ru - Offer access to collected works of Tolstoy in ninety volumes.  

  • The project of Institute of  Russian Literature "Академические собрания сочинений Пушкинского Дома", offers access to a number of digitised works of Russian classics, such as Gogol, Dostoevsky, Lermontov, Pushkin, Turgenev and others.  


Audio collections





  • Mariinsky Theatre - Selection of past performances available on official "V Kontakte" page.
  • Large selection of Soviet TV theatre from the collection of ГОСТЕЛЕРАДИОФОНД России Телеспектакли.
  • Kultura.rf - The site offers access to large number of historical theatrical performances from various theatres including Sovremennik, Bolshoi and Malyi theatres.


Secondary Sources