Russian Studies Documents

For about 70 years of its long history, Russia was part of the Soviet Union. Explore stories about the country and its people, writers, artists, culture, rulers and worldwide influence before, during and after the USSR.

This document, from the National Archives, is the draft of President Reagan's famous speech which he delivered in Berlin.  Included here is the p...

This document, from the National Archives, is the draft of President Reagan's famous speech which he delivered in Berlin.  Included here is the p...

What is the subject of this novel? It is something which Dostoevsky understood firsthand since the story portrays life in a Siberian penal colony (not...

This top-secret, now-declassified document - written by Lyman Lemnitzer (Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff) on 10 April 1962 - urges the Kennedy A...

This image depicts the second page of a top-secret, now-declassified document - written by Lyman Lemnitzer (Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff) on ...

This map depicts the Volga River, an important waterway today and during the Battle of Stalingrad. Click on the image for a better view.

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