ENCYCLOPEDIAS and Overviews
Encyclopedia of Russian History. (Ref. DK 14 .E53 2004) 4 vols.
Encyclopedia of Russian History
Encyclopedia of Russian History. (Ref. DK 36 .P39 1993) This book is less an encyclopedia and more of a dictionary.
The Blackwell Encyclopedia of the Russian Revolution. (Ref. DK 265 .B54 1994)
Encyclopedia of Eastern Europe. (Ref. DJK 6 .E53 2000)
The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Russia and the Former Soviet Union . (Ref. DK 14 .C35 1994)
Slavonic Encyclopaedia. (Ref. D 377 .S58 1969) Four volumes. Entries are scholarly and the scope is the entire Slavic world.
Dictionary of Russian Historical Terms from the Eleventh Century to 1917. (Ref. DK 36 .P 78 1970)
Dictionary of the Russian Revolution. (Ref. DK 265 .D49 1989)
Cultural Atlas of Russia. (Ref. DK 32 .M62 1998)
Atlas of Russian History. (Ref. G 2111 .S1 G52 1993)
COMPANIONS (useful for dates, occupants of various offices and treaties; organized by broad topics like Internal politics or Nationalities)
Longman Companion to Imperial Russia, 1689-1917 . (Ref. DK 113 .L66 2000)
Longman Companion to Russia since 1914. (Ref. DK 266 .M 353 1998)
Great Dates in Russian and Soviet History. (Ref. DK 36 .G74 1994)
SEELRC Webliographies: Russian Webliography
Many sites here. See especially Russian History and Culture.
Documents and Sources
Documents in Russian History
Covers pre-Petrine Russia to Soviet Union.
Varied but strong on legal texts.
Revelations from the Russian Archives
Covers the Soviet period.
Marxists.org Internet Archive
Covers writers, history and a subject archive.
Russian History Home Page Divided into three time periods, this site provides historical documents in English.
Documents of Russian History 1914-1917
Soviet History Archive Covers government,the great patriotic war,revolution and culture and society.
Maps and Gazetteers
FEEFHS Map Room (
Scroll down and you will find several links.
Russian History Websites
There are a variety of sites here: Anastasia; Empress Alexandra; St. Petersberg; Icons; Letters of Tsar Nicholas.
REES (Russian and East European Studies Virtual Library)
This site allows you to browse a subject such as Art in a culture such as Russian or Rusyn in a specific region by time period and it has a search engine too.
Introduction to Russian Culture
Some straight history sites on Kievan and Muscovite Rus and also cultural sites on religion, music, icons and language.
Russian Studies: History This site is a collection of 114 resources
Lectures of Michael B Petrovich Petrovich was a famous Russian historian at UW Madison . Scroll down to the bottom.
Archives and Guides
Slavic and European Studies
From Stanford University, this site lists print sources.
Archives in Russia
Covers guides and other finding aids, printed directories, research inquiries and family history.