Full text resources
- Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library - The Library provides access to large number of digitised collections. These would include:
For other resources please check the library's catalogue
- Elektronnaia biblioteka GPIB Rossii [Электронная библиотека ГПИБ] - Provides good selection of digitised materials from its collections including:
- Elektronekrasovka. Digital collection of Nekrasov Library. The Library provides access to number of digitised books and periodicals, including:
- Natsionalnaina Elektronnaia Biblioteka [Национальная электронная библиотека (НЭБ)] - The Library offer access to more than four millions open access resources that would include journals, books and documents. Examples would include:
- Apostol [Апостол]. The the first precisely dated book printed in Moscow in 1564.
- Semen Remezov's Atlas of Siberia. The first Russian handwritten geographical atlas of Siberia (1703)
- Literaturnaia Gazeta [Литературная газета] 1929 - 1960
- Sovremennaia Arkhitektura [Современная архитектура] 1926 - 1930
- Kommunisticheskiy Internatsional [Коммунистический интернационал] 1919 - 1943
- Polnoe Sobranie Zakonov Rossiiskoi Imperii. [Полное собрание законов Российской империи] Provides access to around 150 000 acts of law. From 1649-1913.
- Polnoe Sobranie Russkikh Letopisei [Полное собрание русских летописей] - The first volume of Complete Collection of Russian Chronicles was published in 1841 and the project continue until present (please note that more recent editions are unavailable online).
- Russkoe Geographicheskoe Obschestvo [Русское географическое общество] - The society was established in 1845 and its library provides access to number of digitised resources including:
- Rossiiskoe Istoricheskoe Obschestvo The society was founded in 1866 and provides access to a number of online collections, including:
- Several hundreds of books containing printed archival documents (published after 1991);
- Collection of digitised newspapers from 1914 - 1922 (I World War and Civil War period);
- 148 volumes of Sbornik Imperatorskogo Russkogo Istoricheskogo Obschestva [Сборник Императорского Русского Исторического Общества] (via GPIB)
- Runivers - Online Library providing access to large number digitised books, maps and journals. Examples would include:
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
- Sobranie rukopisei i staropechatnykh knig [Собрание рукописей и старопечатных книг] - Project of the Russian State Library is comprised of several thousand of digitised items and includes various collections, including:
- 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).
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.
- Melodiya - "Melodiya” was founded in 1964 as a state-owned company for production, storage and distribution of sound recordings. Melodiya's soundcloud account offer access to a number of recordings including:
Lenin's speeches (1918 - 1921) - Речи В. И. Ленина 1918-1921 гг. by Melodiya
Anna Akhmatova reading her poems - Анна Ахматова читает свои стихи by Melodiya
Frederic Chopin - Фредерик Шопен by Melodiya
Soviet Radio - Arkhiv Gosteleradiofonda [Гостелерадиофонд]. Provides access to archival broadcasts including:
- TV news: please check our guide to TV news in Eastern Europe: Russia. The guide provide access to TV news programs from more than 10 TV stations.
- 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.