Research Collections
East View publishes a variety of research collections attractive to researchers and graduate level students. We offer rare WWII military documents from the Soviet military archives, newspaper collections tell the story of the beginning to the end of the Soviet empire, digitized printed matter from recent contentious elections, and more.

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See all titles Election Materials
Armenia Parliamentary Election, 2012
Armenia Parliamentary Election, 2012
East View researchers in Yerevan and other Armenian cities collected thousands of pages of unique print materials, making this the most comprehensive collection of election related ephemera and primary source material documenting the Armenian parliamentary elections, held on May 6, 2012. Given the extensive use of print material by both opposition and establishment, the present collection of election ephemera provides an invaluable insight into Armenia's political landscape prior to and during the contentious elections.
Armenia Presidential Election, 2013
Armenia Presidential Election, 2013
The 2013 presidential election in Armenia were held on February 18 in a politically charged atmosphere. Although the conduct of the elections marked certain improvements over the elections of the previous years, both parliamentary and presidential, they nevertheless fell predictably short from western electoral standards. The election despite its predictable result saw some truly remarkable developments, the most significant of which was perhaps the overwhelming victory of the opposition candidate in the country’s second largest city. This collection includes the programs of the registered candidates, their financial disclosures, and other relevant documents and print material, giving researchers insight to reconstruct the scope and the breadth of the political debate in Armenia leading up to the elections.
Belarus Parliamentary Election, 2012
Belarus Parliamentary Election, 2012
The September 23, 2012 Parliamentary Elections in Belarus were notable for the fact that the majority of the opposition parties were absent from the ballot despite having campaigned in the weeks leading up to the elections. The reason for their absence was much as a result of a boycott announced a week prior to the elections, as it was the arbitrary legal strong-arming by the government, seen as yet another sign of President Alexander Lukashenko’s growing authoritarianism.
Belarus Presidential Election, 2010
Belarus Presidential Election, 2010
The December 19, 2010 presidential election in Belarus received considerable attention around the world. After election results showed Aleksandr Lukashenko winning 80% of the vote, most of the presidential contenders were arrested and imprisoned by the regime.
Georgia Parliamentary Election, 2012
Georgia Parliamentary Election, 2012
This collection contains thousands of pages of unique print materials collected by East View researchers in Tbilisi and other Georgian cities relating to the Georgian parliamentary elections of October 1, 2012. Given the extensive use of print materials by both opposition and establishment the present collection of campaign materials provides an invaluable insight into Georgia's political life prior to and during the contentious elections.
Georgia Presidential Election, 2013
Georgia Presidential Election, 2013
The October 27, 2013 Presidential Election in Georgia were held in a political atmosphere that was highly charged, the result of years-long acrimony between the Mikheil Saakashvili led United National Movement and the opposition coalition led by the Georgian Dream party of Bidzina Ivanishvili. The 2013 election thus was a further solidification of the democratic processes in the country, which has fared far better on democratic governance indicators compared to its Southern Caucasus neighbors Armenia and Azerbaijan. The present database includes flyers, leaflets, political programs, and various other ephemera by candidates as they tried to win support for their campaigns, representing a valuable trove of primary source material.
Russia Presidential Election, 2012
Russia Presidential Election, 2012
This collection covers the Russian presidential elections of March 4, 2012. It contains thousands of pages of unique print materials collected by East View researchers in Moscow and other Russian cities. This one of a kind collection provides researchers easy, time- and cost-saving access to the documents and propaganda materials of this important period of Russian political life. Given the extensive use of print material by both opposition and establishment the present collection of election ephemera becomes an invaluable resource for understanding the underlying political and social dynamics of the 2012 Russian presidential election.
Russia State Duma Election, 2011
Russia State Duma Election, 2011
The Russian State Duma Election of December 4, 2011 was by any stretch of the imagination an historical watershed. The significance of the elections are highlighted not only because they were heavily contested at the ballot box, but more importantly because for the first time in more than a decade the elections galvanized large segments of the Russian population and the broader civil society bringing them onto the streets of Moscow in mass demonstrations protesting government misrule and advocating sweeping political reforms. For the first time since the ascendancy of Vladimir Putin to the presidency in 2000, various political parties and organizations with the broad support of civil society organizations and human rights NGOs came together in an attempt to iron out their differences and pose a unified challenge to what they believe to be the ever growing authoritarianism of the Russian federal government.
South Ossetia Presidential Election, 2012
South Ossetia Presidential Election, 2012
This collection documents the presidential election process in the breakaway Republic of South Ossetia. It contains hundreds of pages of primary source material collected in South Ossetia and in Ossetian diaspora communities in the Russian Federation. The unique collection of election paraphernalia and ephemera from Ossetian presidential election provides access to otherwise unavailable material in one convenient location.
Tajikistan Parliamentary Election, 2015
Tajikistan Parliamentary Election, 2015
The results of the March 1, 2015 Parliamentary Elections in Tajikistan were never in doubt. As in previous elections, the ruling People’s Democratic Party (Hizbi Khalqi-Demokrati Tojikiston) which has the backing also of the country’s autocratic president Emomalii Rahmon, came on top with over 65% percent of the votes. Although there were additional 7 parties represented in the elections, they were never in competition for a majority representation, although some of them did indeed gain seats in the new parliament. A large part of the reason for the poor showing of the other parties was due to the restrictive campaigning environment that “failed to provide a level playing field for candidates,” characterized by “restrictions on the right to stand, freedoms of expression and assembly, and access to media limited the opportunity to make a free and informed choice.”
Ukraine Euromaidan Protests, 2013-2014
Ukraine Euromaidan Protests, 2013-2014
The most comprehensive collection of ephemera and primary source material from the Euromaidan protests that rocked Kiev beginning on November 21, 2013. The collection contains over 500 pages of unique print materials collected by East View researchers at Kiev’s Maidan Nezalezhnosti, the epicenter of the protests. East View's one of a kind collection provides researchers and analysts with easy, time- and cost-saving access to important documents, on-the-scene photographs, and various other print materials, which in turn would allow researchers to reconstruct the complex social and political dynamics at play during the protests with better precision.
Ukraine Parliamentary Election, 2012
Ukraine Parliamentary Election, 2012
This is the most comprehensive collection of election related ephemera and primary source material documenting the contentious Ukrainian Rada elections of October 28, 2012. It contains over 12,000 pages of unique print materials collected by East View researchers in Kiev, Kharkov, Simferopol, Crimea and elsewhere throughout Ukraine. Given the extensive use of print material by party-affiliated and independent candidates alike, designed to shape the election narrative in a low-information setting, the present collection of election ephemera becomes an important resource for understanding the underlying political and social dynamics of the 2012 Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada elections.
Ukraine Parliamentary Election, 2014
Ukraine Parliamentary Election, 2014
Much like the early Presidential Elections of 2014, the 2014 snap elections of the Verkhovna Rada marks a new era in Ukrainian politics. The composition of the new Rada is arguably the most reformist-minded as well as the most pro-Western since the Ukrainian independence. Despite the political and military setbacks and the general political instability in the country due to the war in the East and the annexation of Crimea, the elections were not marred by significant violations. Leading domestic and international election monitoring organizations were nearly unanimous in issuing a clean bill of health albeit with a number of important caveats and suggestions. Whether the present Verkhovna Rada is going to be able to strengthen the institutions designed to cushion the impact of radical economic and political transformations is a question in search of answers.
Ukraine Presidential Election, 2014
Ukraine Presidential Election, 2014
A one of a kind collection of presidential ephemera from the May 2014 Early Presidential Election in Ukraine. It includes thousands of pages of scanned and digitized print materials collected by East View researchers in Kiev and elsewhere in the days leading up to the elections. It allows researchers and analysts to reconstruct the election process, gain invaluable insight into the main thematic preoccupations and ideas formulated by candidates in a time of profound national crisis, and assess the election process and its results from primary sources.
See all titles Jewish Studies
Beilis Case Papers
Beilis Case Papers
The Beilis Case was one of the most important public events in Russia before WWI. It lasted for two and a half years and stirred up the attention of the entire civilized world. The authorities accused Mendel Beilis, a Jewish clerk at a brick factory on the outskirts of Kiev, in a ritual murder of a Gentile boy, Andrei Yushchinsky. The police knew the identity of the real perpetrators but were forbidden to arrest them as the government's plan was to convict a Jew and to incite mass anti-Semitic pogroms around the country. When Beilis was acquitted by the jury this heinous scheme failed. This unprecedented collection from the State Archives of the Kiev Oblast (GAKO) presents unique documents covering the trial and the events around it. It includes there are proceedings of the court, testimonies of all 355 witnesses, speeches by the prosecution and the defense, materials of the investigation, articles from the newspapers, and other pertinent sources. The documents are in Russian, Yiddish, German, and Polish.
Documents of Ukrainian Jewish Societies, 1857-1929
Documents of Ukrainian Jewish Societies, 1857-1929
This collection of rare archival documents from the State Archives of Kyiv Oblast (GAKO) contains important materials from Jewish Societies in Ukraine during 1857-1929, many of which were founded by donations from Jewish philanthropists and foreign Jewish charities.
Emigration from the USSR in the Late 1920s: Personal Dossiers from State Archive of Kiev
Emigration from the USSR in the Late 1920s: Personal Dossiers from State Archive of Kiev
There were several short term periods when emigration was possible during years of Soviet regime. Documents of the Fond R-3066 tell about emigration from Ukraine in late 20th. They also add important first-hand information regarding American and Canadian efforts to help people who wanted to emigrate from the Soviet Union entering its darkest era of mass reprisals.
Jewish Emigration from Ukraine, 1895-1917
Jewish Emigration from Ukraine, 1895-1917
Scattered around the World today are an estimated 12 million descendants of Jewish emigres who departed Ukraine for the United States, Canada, Europe and Russia between 1895 and 1917. From start to finish, this remarkable diaspora was managed by a single organization in Kiev, the Society for Adjustment of Jewish Emigration, later called the Jewish Emigration Society. The Society organized and managed the outflow of Jewish emigres and their destinations abroad before it was disbanded in 1917.
Kyiv's Bloody October: Archival Documents of the Jewish Pogroms of 1905
Kyiv's Bloody October: Archival Documents of the Jewish Pogroms of 1905
In 1905, revolutionary demonstrations in Russia forced Czar Nicholas II to issue a Manifesto on October 17 in which he promised to convene a State Duma and granted the freedom of speech, the press, of associations and assembly. As a result, both rightist and leftist forces took to the streets. In October, some cities (Gomel, Odessa, Saratov and others) were shaken by Jewish pogroms organized by the so-called Black Hundred in response to Jew’s enthusiastic reception of the Manifesto. The Jewish pogrom in Kyiv on October 18-21, 1905, stands apart from others because of its scale and tragic results.
Pogroms in Ukraine, 1918-1921: Documents of Kiev District Commission for Relief to the Jewish Victims of Pogroms
Pogroms in Ukraine, 1918-1921: Documents of Kiev District Comission for Relief to the Jewish Victims of Pogroms
The world at large may have sighed in relief with the end of World War I, but the aftermath of the Russian Revolution and subsequent Russian Civil War brought new outbreaks of anti-Semitic activities- particularly in Ukraine, where hundreds of thousands fell victim to Jewish pogroms. In addition to the dead, the region was flooded with the sick, the homeless and the poverty stricken as well as over 300,000 orphans. East View is now able to offer this previously classified collection of original source documents pertaining to internal relief efforts to victims ofthese pogroms.
Promoting Jewish Education in the Russian Empire, 1850-1919
Promoting Jewish Education in the Russian Empire, 1850-1919
In the early 1900s, the leading organization in Russia devoted to education and enlightenment among the Jewish population was Obshchestvo prosveshcheniia evreev (The Society for the Proliferation of Education Among Jews). The Ukrainian chapter of this society first formed in Kiev in 1903. Documents covering the activity of the OPE as well as other Jewish cultural societies are held in the Kiev State Oblast Archive (Fondy F-348, F-1208, FR-5004, FR-5004) and preserved by East View.
Union of the Russian People: An Anti-Semitic Movement in Ukraine, 1905-1917
Union of the Russian People: An Anti-Semitic Movement in Ukraine, 1905-1917
Before 1905, Imperial Russia had no politically diversified life, only a few illegal left-wing political parties. The 1905 Revolution compelled the autocracy to issue a manifesto on 17 October 1905, where the tsar promised to the people “firm foundations of civil liberties, genuine freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly and freedom of association.” This manifesto spawned political parties and public organizations all over Russia.
See all titles Military Studies
Battle for Moscow 1941-1942
Battle for Moscow 1941-1942
This collection of hard-to-find studies covers the historic battle outside Moscow when the Nazi military machine suffered the first strong setback. It is important to note that several items of this collection came out in 1943, right in the wake of this battle. The information included into the three-part study by the General Staff of the Red Army was highly classified and therefore this publication was addressed to top Soviet commanders only. The same can be said about The Rout of the German Troops Outside Moscow, a book by Gen. Shilovsky, though while his other publication of 1944 with the same title was adapted for the mass readership. It is useful to juxtapose these battle-hot materials with the solid academic study published years later, in 1958, and authored by the leading Soviet researcher Alexander Samsonov. The broad historical context of this grandiose battle as portrayed by Samsonov organically supplements the terse and laconic description represented by the military professionals, creating a comprehensive and multifaceted collection. Collection contains 8 books; 1,179 pages.
Chronicles of the Great Patriotic War Battles on the Black Sea, Baltic Sea, and the Northern Theater
Chronicles of the Great Patriotic War Battles on the Black Sea, Baltic Sea, and the Northern Theater
Chronicles of the Great Patriotic War Battles on the Black Sea, Baltic Sea, and the Northern Theater
Collection of documents of the First World War (the German Front)
Collection of documents of the First World War (the German Front)
Part I. covers the Armies of thefollowing fronts: Western, Northwestern, Northern; Part II. Part I. covers the Armies of the following fronts: the First Army Northwestern Front, the Second Army Northwestern Front, the Third Army Western Front, the Fifth Army Northwestern Front, the Tenth Army Western Front, the Thirteenth Army Northwestern Front; Part III. covers the central organs of military administration: the General Staff, the Chief of Main Directorate, the Chief of Staff of the Supreme Commander, the Defense Ministry, the General Directorate of the General Staff, the Supreme Commander and the Provisional Government of the Minister of the Navy.
Collection of Materials for Studies of the World War II Experience
Collection of Materials for Studies of the World War II Experience
This 26-volume set serves as the cornerstone of modern Soviet military art. Prepared by the Military History Section [Directorate] of the Red Army's General Staff during and immediately after the Great Patriotic War, this series of analyses was the single most important vehicle for imparting the emerging lessons of the war to Soviet officers. Editors for this series included the biggest names in Soviet military science at the time, such as P. P. Yechnyi and E. A. Shilovskii. Probably no other series looks at strategy and operational art in such a fresh and critical light as does this one. Descriptions, commentary and analyses are straightforward and untainted by ideology. Most volumes are richly illustrated with maps and tables, and usually also contain a bibliography section in which other secret and top-secret books and periodicals are reviewed and described. Every fifth issue contains a detailed subject index to the preceding five volumes. Save for a few copies which were captured by the Germans in 1943 and later recaptured by the Allies, most of these volumes have never before been available to Western researchers
Collection of Military Operational Documents of the Great Patriotic War, 1941-1945
Collection of Military Operational Documents of the Great Patriotic War, 1941-1945
This collection contains the most critical directives and orders from Stavka, as well as combat document detailing the activities of all branches and types of Soviet forces. It is arranged according to subject (i.e., artillery, mechanized forces), battle and period of the war. This series is primarily an archival collection with little analysis or commentary, and was assembled by the Archive of the Ministry of Defense under the direction of the General Staff's Directorate on the Study of the War Experience (and later, the Military Science Directorate). Most of the more than 8,000 documents are classified secret or top secret, and the series itself was classified "Secret." It is by far the largest and most comprehensive Soviet documentary series on the war. this 43-votume set continues to be widely used by military analysts and planners in Russia. Volume 5, one of the most cited sources in contemporary Soviet military writings on the use of armored forces, contains a number of top-secret materials of STAVKA, the USSR's Supreme Command during the war
Collection of Military-Historical Materials on the Great Patriotic War
Collection of Military-Historical Materials on the Great Patriotic War
This is the first publication in the series of collections of military-historical materials devoted to the Great Patriotic War and initiated by the USSR Armed Forces Minister in 1948. It describes a number of well-known operations of the Red Army including the Tallinn offensive operation (1944), the Prague offensive operation (1945), battles in Eastern Prussia (1945) as well as the failed May 1942 offensive of the South-Western front group of armies resulted in the German successful counterattack and the Kharkov debacle. Each such description provides detailed information on operation planning and implementation on the basis of primary documents of the Soviet General Staff. This collection authored by commanders recently from the battlefield is an extremely valuable source for researchers of WWII.
Documentary Evidence of Underground and Guerrilla Activities During the Nazi Occupation of Kiev and the Kiev Oblast'
Documentary Evidence of Underground and Guerrilla Activities During the Nazi Occupation of Kiev and the Kiev Oblast'
In August-September 1941 the Battle of Kiev was fought by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. At one point, the enemy pushed forward hundreds of kilometers. In reaction, the Council of People’s Commissars and the Central Committee recommended the creation of underground resistance movements in areas captured by the enemy. However, suspicion, mistrust, and intolerance were the Soviet reality in the late 1930s, and all experienced specialists had been repressed. The result was an under-trained, under-armed, and ill-equipped underground resistance movement. This may have played a contributing factor in Nazi Germany prevailing and then occupying Kiev from September 19, 1941 through November 6, 1943.
German Occupation of Kiev in 1941-1943: Documents of the Nazi-Controlled City Administration
German Occupation of Kiev in 1941-1943: Documents of the Nazi-Controlled City Administration
German Occupation of Kiev in 1941-1943: Documents of the Nazi-Controlled City Administration On September 19, 1941, soon after the Nazi Germany’s forces invaded the USSR, they occupied the capital of Ukraine, Kiev. One of the first measures taken by the occupation forces was the establishment of the new Kiev City Council, the municipal executive body run by local officials appointed by Germans. Previously unavailable, this collection consists of a vast number of unique historical records.
Limited distribution books from Soviet Book Chamber
Limited distribution books from Soviet Book Chamber
Limited distribution books from Soviet Book Chamber
Military History Journal, 1939-1998
Military History Journal, 1939-1998
Long regarded in the West as one of the most respected and useful Soviet military periodicals, Voenno-istoricheskii zhurnal commenced publication in August 1939, on the eve of the Second World War, at a time when Soviet military thinking was in turmoil. It represented a frantic attempt to bring the lessons of recent and distant past to bear on Soviet military art. Its publication was cut short in mid-1941 following Nazi Germany’s invasion of the USSR, as its editorial staff and mission were merged with those of the journal Voennaia mysl’ and as Soviet military historians concentrated on generalizing and publishing the study of the current war’s experience in several newly-created and restricted periodicals.
Military Personnel of the Soviet State during the Great Patriotic War, 1941-1945
Military Personnel of the Soviet State during the Great Patriotic War, 1941-1945
This is the most comprehensive collection of reference-statistical information on the role of the CPSU Main Cadre Administration in educating and appointing military commanders to the Soviet armed forces during the Great Patriotic War
Operations of Soviet Armed Forces in the Great Patriotic War: 1941-1945. A Military-Historical Survey
Operations of Soviet Armed Forces in the Great Patriotic War: 1941-1945. A Military-Historical Survey
This comprehensive monograph was prepared by the Department of Military Science at the General Staff of the Soviet Army. Edited by Lieutenant-General S. Platonov. It comprised four volumes. The first volume covers events from the German invasion of the USSR in June 1941 to the fall of 1942. The second volume describes events from the Soviet counteroffensive at Stalingrad to the end 1943. The third volume is devoted to the Soviet Army's operations in 1944. The fourth volume informs about the final campaign of Soviet troops in Europe and their victory over the Japanese army in continental East Asia. The authors of the monograph used a large number of archival materials of the Soviet Army as well as enemy documents captured during the war
Order of Battle of the Soviet Army
Order of Battle of the Soviet Army
The collection of this comprehensive order of battle of the Red Army during World War II for the first time provides an accurate picture of the development and employment of the Russian forces. Information prior to this release was based on German intelligence reports and scattered anecdotal material in Soviet publications. This work gives the researcher a solid basis of facts with which to reconstruct the events or a war that surpasses all others in terms of men and women and weapons involved and losses incurred. One need not be a skilled Russian linguist to use the documents as the abbreviations are readily deciphered
Order of Battle of the Soviet Army
Order of Battle of the Soviet Army
The collection of this comprehensive order of battle of the Red Army during World War II for the first time provides an accurate picture of the development and employment of the Russian forces. Information prior to this release was based on German intelligence reports and scattered anecdotal material in Soviet publications. This work gives the researcher a solid basis of facts with which to reconstruct the events or a war that surpasses all others in terms of men and women and weapons involved and losses incurred. One need not be a skilled Russian linguist to use the documents as the abbreviations are readily deciphered
Order of Battle of the Soviet Army
Order of Battle of the Soviet Army
This is the collection of the comprehensive order of battle of the Red Army during World War II, providing an accurate picture of the development and employment of the Russian forces. Information prior to this release was based on German intelligence reports and scattered anecdotal material in Soviet publications. This work gives the researcher a solid basis of facts with which to reconstruct the events of a war that surpasses all others in terms of men and women, weapons involved, and losses incurred. One need not be a skilled Russian linguist to use the documents as the abbreviations are readily deciphered. This collection is on one CD.
Polish Legions, 1917-1918
Polish Legions, 1917-1918
The Polish Legions ("Pol'skie Legiony") were formed in June 1917 by the Poles serving in the tsarist army. In the wake of the 1917 October coup, they resisted the Bolsheviks’ attempts to establish Soviet rule in Ukraine. Their aspirations for reviving the Polish state, incorporating considerable territories of land in western Ukraine were strongly opposed by the Ukrainian Central Rada. The German and Austrian military commanders also didn’t want to see the well-armed Polish units in Ukraine with their controversial political agenda. Eventually, some of the Polish Legions were defeated, others were disbanded, ending this unique episode of the Polish independence movement.
Red Army’s Combat Tactics: Collection of Examples
Red Army’s Combat Tactics: Collection of Examples
This collection includes analyses of combat operations by Soviet troops against the Germans during World War II. There are examples of offensive actions (Leningrad Front, 1st Baltic Front, Warsaw-Poznan Operation, etc.), defensive engagements (Orel bridgehead in the summer of 1943), reconnaissance tactics (Western and Karelian Fronts), etc. Military experience gained at different times of the year and on varying terrains is also discussed (see chapters Lessons of Military Operations in the Winter of 1943-1944, Special Factors of an Offensive on Swampy Woodland Terrains, etc.). Overall, this publication is an important primary-source material of the Red Army' war history
Russian-Japanese war conflicts of the 20th century
Russian-Japanese war conflicts of the 20th century
Soviet Military Dissertations
Soviet Military Dissertations
This outstanding research collection includes 109 dissertations on military subjects, including maps, and 25 abstracts, defended in the USSR between 1947 and 1970. The issues covered include organizational development of the armed forces, study of the foreign armies, military art analyses (general issues, artillery, air force, navy, infantry, ordnance), military history, military theory and practice, weapons of mass destruction, and World War II
Soviet Military Science: Bibliography and Reference Collection from 1927 to 1992 : Biblioraphy and Reference Collection from 1927 to 1992
Soviet Military Science: Bibliography and Reference Collection from 1927 to 1992 : Biblioraphy and Reference Collection from 1927 to 1992
Soviet Military Science
Soviet-Finnish War 1939-1940
Soviet-Finnish War 1939-1940
This outstanding collection comprises a number of sources of great importance for military historians researching the Soviet-Finnish war. It includes original documents such as the post-war evaluation report by Red Army division commander Govorov, photographs and drawings of Finnish fortifications as well as comprehensive descriptions of this conflict by the Soviet General Staff published immediately after. The collection also offers a variety of reference materials on Finland prepared by Soviet military and intelligence experts before this war. As the majority of books and manuscripts of this collection were classified in the past, they are now available and an excellent research source
Studies of Soviet Naval Art during WWII
Studies of Soviet Naval Art during WWII
Before the start of the Great Patriotic War, the Soviet Navy consisted of the foolowing: the Northern Fleet, the Baltic Fleet, the Black Sea Fleet, the Pacific Ocean Fleet, the Kamchatka Flotilla, the White Sea Flotilla, the Caspian Flotilla, the Dneproptrovsk Flotilla, and the Danube Flotilla. During the war, three new naval detachments were formed - the Volga Flotilla, the Ladoga Flotilla, and the Onega Flotilla. The combat activities of the Soviet Navy were diligently reviewed by the scholars of the Moscow Voroshilov Military Academy in a series of publications jointly entitled Development of Soviet Navy Experience. These hard-to-find books published in the 1950s represent in fact the first attempt for a comprehensive study of the Soviet Navy's contribution to the victory over Nazi Germany
Studies of Soviet Submarine Warfare during WWII
Studies of Soviet Submarine Warfare during WWII
This collection includes several basic studies providing a comprehensive view of the role played by Soviet submarines during the Great Patriotic War. Contributors to the publications comprising this collection took direct part in combat operations. They also had access to reports provided by hundreds of submarine commanders from all Soviet fleets as well as to captured German and Finnish classified documents. This collection is of great value to military and naval historians
Studies of the Combat Experience of the Soviet Navy
Studies of the Combat Experience of the Soviet Navy
This publication includes formerly classified materials on Soviet naval activities during WWII. These materials are divided into three categories: reports, submitted to the Soviet Navy General Staff by fleets and flotillas; documents produced by the Navy General Staff itself, and papers presented by Soviet Navy officers. The collection includes: -- preparation and implementation of naval operations as well as operations conducted jointly with the Red Army; -- combat activities of war ships, naval aviation, marines, and special forces of the Navy; -- operation and combat management in high seas; -- logistical support of Soviet naval activities. As a whole this collection provides a rare glimpse into the everyday activities of the highest echelon of the Soviet military during WWII, information heretofore unknown to historians
The 1941 Soviet War Game
The 1941 Soviet War Game
This unique collection presents for the first time the details of the Red Army General Staff war game conducted on the eve of Hitler's invasion of the USSR in 1941. This war game on maps was held on 9-11 January 1941 under the guidance of the Chief of Staff General Kirill Meretskov and the Chief of the Operational Directorate General Nikolai Vatutin. The battle between the East and West included various kinds of military operations like airborne troop landings, crossing of water obstacles, breaking of fortified areas, etc. The collection consists of typewritten and handwritten orders of military commanders as well as plans and analyses of offensive and defensive actions of the warring parties. Its volume exceeds one thousand pages. It is an extremely informative and basically unknown source on Soviet military art at the early stage of the WWII.
The Battle of Kursk
The Battle of Kursk
A unique collection of practically unknown sources on a major battle of WWII. It includes, first of all, a detailed description of the Kursk battle by the General Staff of the USSR which consists of two volumes, Defensive Battle (July 1943) and The Rout of the Orel and Belgorod-Kharkov German Army Groups (July-August 1943).This monograph, published in 1946-1947, was supplemented with two volumes of maps and charts. Other studies comprising the collection were implemented in two famous Russian military academies, Zhukovsky Air Force Academy and Voroshilov Higher Military Academy
The Siege of Leningrad
The Siege of Leningrad
The 900-day siege of Leningrad by the Germans, from September 8, 1941 till January 27, 1944, was one of the most dramatic episodes of the World War II and certainly the most tragic period in the history of this city. The collection offered by East View includes four unique, formerly classified books, describing various stages of the battle for Leningrad. These books were published during 1943 to 1953 and are in fact unknown to military historians
See all titles Russian/Soviet Newspaper Archives
AAASS NewsNet Digital Archive
AAASS NewsNet Digital Archive
An online databases of the complete backfiles of the newsmagazine of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (now known the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies) from 1960 to 2006. This is a repository of every page published in NewsNet. It may be the best electronic resource for documenting the evolution of Western scholarship in the fields of Slavic, Russian, Central European, and Eurasian studies.
Argumenty i fakty Digital Archive
Argumenty i fakty Digital Archive
This weekly newspaper based in Moscow once had the largest circulation of any periodical in the world. In 1990 AiF (its common abbreviation) was entered in the Guinness book of records for its print run of 33.5 million. During the Gorbachev era Argumenty i Fakty became one of the most important newspapers in the Soviet Union – a major tool in publicizing Gorbachev’s policy of glasnost.
International Affairs Complete Collection
International Affairs Complete Collection
The most authoritative publication available in English on Russia's international affairs and foreign policy, International Affairs is the English-language edition of Mezhdunarodnaia zhizn’, the official journal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Contributors to International Affairs include high-ranking diplomats as well as prominent Russian political analysts from government, academic and policy institutes. Over 50 years of analysis and commentary is now available online, in full-text and full-image.
Iskusstvo Kino Digital Archive
Iskusstvo Kino Digital Archive
Leading journal of Russian cinema critics. Publishes reviews of contemporary Russian and foreign movies, articles on history and theory of Russian and world cinema as well as general essays on Russian culture and arts.
Izvestiia Digital Archive
Izvestiia Digital Archive
One of the oldest Russian newspapers founded in March 1917. Remarkable for its serious and balanced treatment of subject matter. Traditionally popular with the intellectual and academic circles.
Krokodil Digital Archive
Krokodil Digital Archive
Krokodil (Russian: "????????", “Crocodile") was a satirical magazine published in the Soviet Union. Founded in 1922, it was first published as a supplement for Rabochaia gazeta. East View has digitized the complete archive of Krokodil as full-image, text-searchable files, which have been loaded onto our Universal Database platform.
LEF Digital Archive
LEF Digital Archive
The journal LEF (The Left Front) was published under two titles: LEF (1923-1925) and Novyi LEF (1927-1928). This complete archive includes both titles, both celebrated for coverage of Russian avant-garde art, poetry and literature of the early 20th century. Rich with photos and artworks exemplifying the era, the images are high-quality scans, with searchable text.
Literaturnaia Gazeta Digital Archive
Literaturnaia Gazeta Digital Archive
The most open among newspapers of the Soviet era, Literaturnaia gazeta remains popular among the intelligentsia in today's Russia. Spanning decades of Russia's literary and intellectual life, Literaturnaia gazeta often pushed the limits of censorship in expressing views on society, culture, art, and domestic policies.
Niva Digital Archive
Niva Digital Archive
Niva was a very popular journal among the middle class in the Russian provinces from 1870 to 1918. The journal contained large colored prints by well-known Russian artists, works of famous Russian authors, as well as articles on science, politics and culture. The complete run of all 49 years are searchable on East View's UDB platform with a pre-reform Russian orthography keyboard.
Pravda Digital Archive
Pravda Digital Archive
The most widely read and referenced news source from the Soviet era is now available online in full-image and searchable text back to 1912. Researchers will be able to search through the chief chronicle of Russian and Soviet history, from the beginnings of the Russian Revolution through World War II, the Cold War, the fall of the Soviet Union, and everything in between.
Russkaia Literatura Digital Archive
Russkaia Literatura Digital Archive
This well-known journal of literary criticism features biographical information and criticism of Russian and Soviet authors in various genres. Published since 1958, researchers will find numerous research papers, discussion pieces, analytical articles and critical essays concerning classical and modern writers and poets of Russia.
Sovetskaia Kul'tura Digital Archive
Sovetskaia Kul'tura Digital Archive
Kul’tura, as it is known today, is the most important Soviet and Russian publication on culture from 1929 to the present, with reviews of major events in literature, theater, cinematography, and arts. For over 80 years Kul’tura has provided a unique perspective on ever-changing attitudes toward arts and culture in Soviet and Russian societies.
The Current Digest of the Post-Soviet Press Digital Archive
The Current Digest of the Post-Soviet Press Digital Archive
For over half a century, The Current Digest has selected content on the most important issues from the most authoritative Soviet and Russian press: newspapers, government reports of the day, and hundreds of other special interest journals and authoritative sources, and translated it into English. It is the only consistently published journal to document post-World War II history, from the testing of the Soviet atomic bomb to the collapse of an empire, to the present day.
Vestnik Evropy
Vestnik Evropy
Published in Moscow from 1802 to 1830, Vestnik Evropy was founded by Nikolay Karamzin, famous author and historian. Among the journal's contributors were the talented poets Zhukovsky, Derzhavin, Vyazemsky, Batyushkov, and others. Vestnik Evropy published the first poems of Aleksandr Pushkin in 1814. The Old (pre-revolutionary) Russian has been adapted into modern Russian orthography with support from the Institute of Russian Language in Moscow.
Voprosy istorii
Voprosy istorii
The oldest Soviet and Russian academic history journal, Voprosy istorii (“Issues of History”) has offered scholarly perspectives on events in Russia and the world since 1926. Published by the Russian Academy of Sciences, this legendary journal covering Russian and world history was first published under the title Istorik-Marksist (Marxist Historian, 1926-1941), then Istoricheskii zhurnal (History Journal, 1937-1945) and finally under the present title (since 1945). Now available online, in full text and full image.
Voprosy literatury
Voprosy literatury
Founded in 1957, soon after the 20th Congress of the Communist party of the Soviet Union and the beginning of the era known as the “thaw” in USSR cultural life. It soon evolved into a major discussion platform for literary critics and scholars. View the complete searchable digital archive of the influential, authoritative Russian journal of literary criticism and literature studies: Voprosy literatury from issue #1.
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Assassination of Russian Prime Minister Pyotr Stolypin, 1911. A Collection of Documents
Assassination of Russian Prime Minister Pyotr Stolypin, 1911. A Collection of Documents
Much has been written about the assassination of Pyotr Stolypin, who headed the Russian government at the time of his death on September 1911. As head of the Russian government amid massive protests of workers and peasants against the autocracy, Stolypin was firm in suppressing the protests, but he also started programs to reform, first and foremost, Russia's extensive farming community, the government infrastructure, and economy. The reform he launched in the countryside was aimed at increasing the population of prosperous farmers, the mainstay of the existing system. Addressing members of the State Duma he once said: "You are after great upheavals, we are after a great Russia." This became his battle cry. Most authors have based their narratives on reminiscences and historical press accounts while only a few researchers used archive sources. This unique collection of the archive-based information presented by East View includes documents little known to both the broad public and the scholarly community. The collection includes such materials from the State Archive of the Kiev Oblast as the correspondence of the investigator of the Kiev circuit court concerning the killer Dmitri Bogrov and other revolutionaries implicated in Stolypin's assassination as well as the report to the prosecutor of the Kiev circuit court about the murder, the record of Bogrov's questioning, the report on the site and time of Bogrov's execution. The assassination of Stolypin was a very important episode in Russian political developments preceding the turmoil of World War I and the revolution, which changed the course of Russian history.
Beilis Case Papers
Beilis Case Papers
The Beilis Case was one of the most important public events in Russia before WWI. It lasted for two and a half years and stirred up the attention of the entire civilized world. The authorities accused Mendel Beilis, a Jewish clerk at a brick factory on the outskirts of Kiev, in a ritual murder of a Gentile boy, Andrei Yushchinsky. The police knew the identity of the real perpetrators but were forbidden to arrest them as the government's plan was to convict a Jew and to incite mass anti-Semitic pogroms around the country. When Beilis was acquitted by the jury this heinous scheme failed. This unprecedented collection from the State Archives of the Kiev Oblast (GAKO) presents unique documents covering the trial and the events around it. It includes there are proceedings of the court, testimonies of all 355 witnesses, speeches by the prosecution and the defense, materials of the investigation, articles from the newspapers, and other pertinent sources. The documents are in Russian, Yiddish, German, and Polish.
Coalition Council of Kiev Students
Coalition Council of Kiev Students
Formed in 1941 by decree number 14 of the Kiev Municipal Board. Providing support to the occupational regime. Consisted of the following sections: finance, land, healthcare, education, labor, civil registry, readways, fuel, police, translation. Enforced instructions among organizations beneath ministry level, conducted census of able-bodied working population in the region from the ages 14-45 years old and organized subpoena of individuals for forced labor in Germany, conducted tax collection and return of property to citizens repressed by Soviet authorities, organized distribution of ration cards, fight against partisans and underground activists. Ceased operations in Oct-Nov 1943 due to emancipation of Kiev from German occupation. Dela of the collection contain decrees, instructions, orders and meeting minutes of the Rayon Administrations, executive orders of the municipal head of Kiev, reports on the work of the Inspectorate of Labor, lists of businesses and minisries, numbers of workers, correspondence about tax liability of businesses, taxpayer ID cards. Documents on the deportation of citizens to work in Germany.
Collection of Documents of German Occupation Period
Collection of Documents of German Occupation Period
Formed in 1941 by decree number 14 of the Kiev Municipal Board. Providing support to the occupational regime. Consisted of the following sections: finance, land, healthcare, education, labor, civil registry, readways, fuel, police, translation. Enforced instructions among organizations beneath ministry level, conducted census of able-bodied working population in the region from the ages 14-45 years old and organized subpoena of individuals for forced labor in Germany, conducted tax collection and return of property to citizens repressed by Soviet authorities, organized distribution of ration cards, fight against partisans and underground activists. Ceased operations in Oct-Nov 1943 due to emancipation of Kiev from German occupation. Dela of the collection contain decrees, instructions, orders and meeting minutes of the Rayon Administrations, executive orders of the municipal head of Kiev, reports on the work of the Inspectorate of Labor, lists of businesses and minisries, numbers of workers, correspondence about tax liability of businesses, taxpayer ID cards. Documents on the deportation of citizens to work in Germany.
Critical Moments in Ukrainian History: Leaflets and Posters, 1905-1945
Critical Moments in Ukrainian History: Leaflets and Posters, 1905-1945
There are periods in the history of every state and nation that determine the path of their historical development. Significant in this regard is Ukraine’s history during the early 20th century, which saw revolutions in 1905 and 1917, a civil war, two world wars and changes in the social and political system.
Documentary Evidence of Underground and Guerrilla Activities During the Nazi Occupation of Kiev and the Kiev Oblast'
Documentary Evidence of Underground and Guerrilla Activities During the Nazi Occupation of Kiev and the Kiev Oblast'
In August-September 1941 the Battle of Kiev was fought by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. At one point, the enemy pushed forward hundreds of kilometers. In reaction, the Council of People’s Commissars and the Central Committee recommended the creation of underground resistance movements in areas captured by the enemy. However, suspicion, mistrust, and intolerance were the Soviet reality in the late 1930s, and all experienced specialists had been repressed. The result was an under-trained, under-armed, and ill-equipped underground resistance movement. This may have played a contributing factor in Nazi Germany prevailing and then occupying Kiev from September 19, 1941 through November 6, 1943.
Documents of Ukrainian Jewish Societies, 1857-1929
Documents of Ukrainian Jewish Societies, 1857-1929
This collection of rare archival documents from the State Archives of Kyiv Oblast (GAKO) contains important materials from Jewish Societies in Ukraine during 1857-1929, many of which were founded by donations from Jewish philanthropists and foreign Jewish charities.
Emigration from the USSR in the Late 1920s: Personal Dossiers from State Archive of Kiev
Emigration from the USSR in the Late 1920s: Personal Dossiers from State Archive of Kiev
There were several short term periods when emigration was possible during years of Soviet regime. Documents of the Fond R-3066 tell about emigration from Ukraine in late 20th. They also add important first-hand information regarding American and Canadian efforts to help people who wanted to emigrate from the Soviet Union entering its darkest era of mass reprisals.
German Occupation of Kiev in 1941-1943: Documents of the Nazi-Controlled City Administration
German Occupation of Kiev in 1941-1943: Documents of the Nazi-Controlled City Administration
On September 19, 1941, soon after the Nazi Germany’s forces invaded the USSR, they occupied the capital of Ukraine, Kiev. One of the first measures taken by the occupation forces was the establishment of the new Kiev City Council, the municipal executive body run by local officials appointed by Germans. Previously unavailable, this collection consists of a vast number of unique historical records.
German Occupation of Kyiv: Documents of the Commissariat-General
German Occupation of Kyiv: Documents of the Commissariat-General
On September 19, 1941, soon after the Nazi Germany’s forces invaded the USSR, they occupied the capital of Ukraine, Kiev. One of the first measures taken by the occupation forces was the establishment of the new Kiev City Council, the municipal executive body run by local officials appointed by Germans.
German Occupation of Ukraine: Dokuments of the town of Belaia Tsrkov
German Occupation of Ukraine: Dokuments of the town of Belaia Tsrkov
Formed in 1941 by decree number 14 of the Kiev Municipal Board. Providing support to the occupational regime. Consisted of the following sections: finance, land, healthcare, education, labor, civil registry, readways, fuel, police, translation. Enforced instructions among organizations beneath ministry level, conducted census of able-bodied working population in the region from the ages 14-45 years old and organized subpoena of individuals for forced labor in Germany, conducted tax collection and return of property to citizens repressed by Soviet authorities, organized distribution of ration cards, fight against partisans and underground activists. Ceased operations in Oct-Nov 1943 due to emancipation of Kiev from German occupation. Dela of the collection contain decrees, instructions, orders and meeting minutes of the Rayon Administrations, executive orders of the municipal head of Kiev, reports on the work of the Inspectorate of Labor, lists of businesses and minisries, numbers of workers, correspondence about tax liability of businesses, taxpayer ID cards. Documents on the deportation of citizens to work in Germany.
Guides to the State and Oblast level archives of Ukraine
Guides to the State and Oblast level archives of Ukraine
The collection includes a directory and guides to the state archives of Ukraine. The guides contain reference data to all archival funds valuable from the scientific and practical point of view. The guides are divided in two parts. The first part embraces the funds deposited before 1917, the second part covers the Soviet period. The fund descriptions include the name of its depositor, its archival number quantity of deposited units and start/end dates of the documentary materials. A short historic review, and an annotation are also included. The guides are furnished with indices of personal and geographic names. The unique materials deposited in the Ukrainian archives are of great interest for all those who need documentary sources for studying the history and culture of Ukraine
Jewish Emigration from Ukraine, 1895-1917
Jewish Emigration from Ukraine, 1895-1917
Scattered around the World today are an estimated 12 million descendants of Jewish emigres who departed Ukraine for the United States, Canada, Europe and Russia between 1895 and 1917. From start to finish, this remarkable diaspora was managed by a single organization in Kiev, the Society for Adjustment of Jewish Emigration, later called the Jewish Emigration Society. The Society organized and managed the outflow of Jewish emigres and their destinations abroad before it was disbanded in 1917.
Kiev District Military Commander
Kiev District Military Commander
Formed in 1941 by decree number 14 of the Kiev Municipal Board. Providing support to the occupational regime. Consisted of the following sections: finance, land, healthcare, education, labor, civil registry, readways, fuel, police, translation. Enforced instructions among organizations beneath ministry level, conducted census of able-bodied working population in the region from the ages 14-45 years old and organized subpoena of individuals for forced labor in Germany, conducted tax collection and return of property to citizens repressed by Soviet authorities, organized distribution of ration cards, fight against partisans and underground activists. Ceased operations in Oct-Nov 1943 due to emancipation of Kiev from German occupation. Dela of the collection contain decrees, instructions, orders and meeting minutes of the Rayon Administrations, executive orders of the municipal head of Kiev, reports on the work of the Inspectorate of Labor, lists of businesses and minisries, numbers of workers, correspondence about tax liability of businesses, taxpayer ID cards. Documents on the deportation of citizens to work in Germany.
Kiev District Military Commander
Kiev District Military Commander
Formed in 1941 by decree number 14 of the Kiev Municipal Board. Providing support to the occupational regime. Consisted of the following sections: finance, land, healthcare, education, labor, civil registry, readways, fuel, police, translation. Enforced instructions among organizations beneath ministry level, conducted census of able-bodied working population in the region from the ages 14-45 years old and organized subpoena of individuals for forced labor in Germany, conducted tax collection and return of property to citizens repressed by Soviet authorities, organized distribution of ration cards, fight against partisans and underground activists. Ceased operations in Oct-Nov 1943 due to emancipation of Kiev from German occupation. Dela of the collection contain decrees, instructions, orders and meeting minutes of the Rayon Administrations, executive orders of the municipal head of Kiev, reports on the work of the Inspectorate of Labor, lists of businesses and minisries, numbers of workers, correspondence about tax liability of businesses, taxpayer ID cards. Documents on the deportation of citizens to work in Germany.
Kyiv's Bloody October: Archival Documents of the Jewish Pogroms of 1905
Kyiv's Bloody October: Archival Documents of the Jewish Pogroms of 1905
In 1905, revolutionary demonstrations in Russia forced Czar Nicholas II to issue a Manifesto on October 17 in which he promised to convene a State Duma and granted the freedom of speech, the press, of associations and assembly. As a result, both rightist and leftist forces took to the streets. In October, some cities (Gomel, Odessa, Saratov and others) were shaken by Jewish pogroms organized by the so-called Black Hundred in response to Jew’s enthusiastic reception of the Manifesto. The Jewish pogrom in Kyiv on October 18-21, 1905, stands apart from others because of its scale and tragic results.
Occupation Authorities of Kyiv, 1941-1943
Occupation Authorities of Kyiv, 1941-1943
Several months after Germany invaded the Soviet Union, the capital of Ukraine fell to the Nazi occupying forces. Immediately, the Germans established a bureaucratic infrastructure made up of both German and local occupation authorities. This collection contains four groups of documents from some of those organizations.
Pogroms in Ukraine, 1918-1921: Documents of Kiev District Comission for Relief to the Jewish Victims of Pogroms
Pogroms in Ukraine, 1918-1921: Documents of Kiev District Comission for Relief to the Jewish Victims of Pogroms
The world at large may have sighed in relief with the end of World War I, but the aftermath of the Russian Revolution and subsequent Russian Civil War brought new outbreaks of anti-Semitic activities- particularly in Ukraine, where hundreds of thousands fell victim to Jewish pogroms. In addition to the dead, the region was flooded with the sick, the homeless and the poverty stricken as well as over 300,000 orphans. East View is now able to offer this previously classified collection of original source documents pertaining to internal relief efforts to victims ofthese pogroms.
Polish Legions, 1917-1918
Polish Legions, 1917-1918
The Polish Legions ("Pol'skie Legiony") were formed in June 1917 by the Poles serving in the tsarist army. In the wake of the 1917 October coup, they resisted the Bolsheviks’ attempts to establish Soviet rule in Ukraine. Their aspirations for reviving the Polish state, incorporating considerable territories of land in western Ukraine were strongly opposed by the Ukrainian Central Rada. The German and Austrian military commanders also didn’t want to see the well-armed Polish units in Ukraine with their controversial political agenda. Eventually, some of the Polish Legions were defeated, others were disbanded, ending this unique episode of the Polish independence movement.
Promoting Jewish Education in the Russian Empire, 1850-1919
Promoting Jewish Education in the Russian Empire, 1850-1919
In the early 1900s, the leading organization in Russia devoted to education and enlightenment among the Jewish population was Obshchestvo prosveshcheniia evreev (The Society for the Proliferation of Education Among Jews). The Ukrainian chapter of this society first formed in Kiev in 1903. Documents covering the activity of the OPE as well as other Jewish cultural societies are held in the Kiev State Oblast Archive (Fondy F-348, F-1208, FR-5004, FR-5004) and preserved by East View.
Provincial Press of Ukraine Under German Occupation
Provincial Press of Ukraine Under German Occupation
Archival documents regarding the provincial press of Ukraine under Nazi German occupation.
Rayon Administration of the City of Kyiv during the German Occupation, 1941-1943. Part II. Podolsk rayon
Rayon Administration of the City of Kyiv during the German Occupation, 1941-1943. Part II. Podolsk rayon
Rayon Administrations of the City of Kyiv during the German Occupation, 1941-1943
Rayon Administrations of the City of Kyiv during the German Occupation, 1941-1943
Documents of the rayon (district) administrations of Kyiv during the German occupation.
Secret Police of Hetman Skoropadsky, The Papers of the Provisional Government of Ukraine, 1918
Secret Police of Hetman Skoropadsky, The Papers of the Provisional Government of Ukraine, 1918
On April 28, 1918, after disbanding the Central Rada (Parliament) of the Ukranian National Republic the Hetmanate, a short-lived provisional government of Ukraine, was installed by Germany. The coup organizers appointed the conservative general Pavlo Skoropadsky as Hetman of what was termed the "Ukrayinska Derzhava", or Ukrainian State. The regime of Skoropadsky, accused by some Ukrainian politicians as the puppet regime of German government, did not last long: after loosing the support of Germans and Austrians, the Hetman was overthrown by the insurgent forces of Semyon Petliura and forced into exile in Germany, where he died during the Allied bombing of the World War II.
The Office of the Commissioner of the Kiev Provisional Government
The Office of the Commissioner of the Kiev Provisional Government
Formed in 1941 by decree number 14 of the Kiev Municipal Board. Providing support to the occupational regime. Consisted of the following sections: finance, land, healthcare, education, labor, civil registry, readways, fuel, police, translation. Enforced instructions among organizations beneath ministry level, conducted census of able-bodied working population in the region from the ages 14-45 years old and organized subpoena of individuals for forced labor in Germany, conducted tax collection and return of property to citizens repressed by Soviet authorities, organized distribution of ration cards, fight against partisans and underground activists. Ceased operations in Oct-Nov 1943 due to emancipation of Kiev from German occupation. Dela of the collection contain decrees, instructions, orders and meeting minutes of the Rayon Administrations, executive orders of the municipal head of Kiev, reports on the work of the Inspectorate of Labor, lists of businesses and minisries, numbers of workers, correspondence about tax liability of businesses, taxpayer ID cards. Documents on the deportation of citizens to work in Germany.
The Polish Uprising of 1830-1831: Documents of the Kiev Governorship Investigative Commission
The Polish Uprising of 1830-1831: Documents of the Kiev Governorship Investigative Commission
The November Uprising (1830–1831)—also known as the Cadet Revolution—was an armed rebellion against the rule of the Russian Empire in Poland and Lithuania. The uprising began on November 29, 1830 in Warsaw when a group of young non-commissioned officer conspirators from the Imperial Russian Army's military academy in Warsaw directed by Piotr Wysocki revolted. They were soon joined by large parts of Polish society. Despite several local successes, the uprising was eventually crushed by a numerically superior Russian army under Ivan Paskevich. The collection contains a total of 432 cases (dela). They all are included in one index (Opis'). The index (Opis') is arranged in chronological order inside each year. The documents in the collection provide a wealth of information; majority of them are the originals. They make it possible for scholars to gain insight into the operation of investigating committees and those who took part in the uprising. The collection features the names of many individuals and is thus of interest to researchers and students of Polish and Russian History.
The Prosvita Society in Kiev: The Ukrainian Struggle for Self-Identity in 1906-1920
The Prosvita Society in Kiev: The Ukrainian Struggle for Self-Identity in 1906-1920
The Prosvita Society was a cultural and educational public organization originally founded in Lvov in 1868 to promote education among the Ukrainians. Much later, after the 1905 revolution and the emperor’s manifesto of October 17 – promising to guarantee freedom of religion, speech, assembly and associations, Prosvita came to Eastern Ukraine and to other regions of the Russian Empire. In 1905 and 1906, branches of Prosvita were formed in Kiev, Ekaterinoslav, Odessa, Kamenets-Podol’sk, Zhitomir, Chernigov, the Kuban Region, Baku, and Vladivostok. The society’s goal was to “promote Ukrainian culture and, more importantly, education of the Ukrainian people in their own language.”
Union of the Russian People: An Anti-Semitic Movement in Ukraine, 1905-1917
Union of the Russian People: An Anti-Semitic Movement in Ukraine, 1905-1917
Before 1905, Imperial Russia had no politically diversified life, only a few illegal left-wing political parties. The 1905 Revolution compelled the autocracy to issue a manifesto on 17 October 1905, where the tsar promised to the people “firm foundations of civil liberties, genuine freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly and freedom of association.” This manifesto spawned political parties and public organizations all over Russia.