Russia & Eurasia

Materials begin with mid-19th century Russian legations in the German states. Others cover major events in the Eurasian heartland: the Russo-Japanese War, First World War, revolution of 1917 and the Russian Civil War, anti-Communist emigration, development of the USSR, Second World War, emergence of the dissident movement, and the collapse of the Soviet Union and development of newly independent states since 1991.

Charles Stuart Papers, Hoover Institution Archives (screenshot)

Diaries, films, and diplomatic records from Russia

Aleksandr Il'ich Ginzburg Papers, Box 7, Folder 12, Hoover Institution Archives

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Clemens, Walter C. Soviet Disarmament Policy, 1917-1963: An Annotated Bibliography of Soviet and Western Sources. Stanford, Calif.: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace, 1965.

Hoover Institution Library. Inventory of the Hoover Institution Library Pamphlet Collection, ca. 1995.

Leadenham, Carol A., Guide to the Collections In the Hoover Institution Archives Relating to Imperial Russia, the Russian Revolutions and Civil War, and the First Emigration. Stanford, Calif.: Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University, 1986.

Lyons, M. The Russian Imperial Army: A Bibliography of Regimental Histories and Related Works. Stanford, Calif.: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace, 1968.

Maichel, Karol. Soviet and Russian Newspapers at the Hoover Institution: A Catalog. [Stanford, Calif.]: Hoover Institution of War, Revolution and Peace, 1966.

Soroka, Lora. Fond 89: Communist Party of the Soviet Union On Trial : Archives of the Communist Party and Soviet State : Guide to the Microfilm Collection In the Hoover Institution Archives. Stanford, Calif.: Hoover Institution Press, 2001.

Henry Nelson Hammond, 1920 (Henry Nelson Hammond Papers, Box 1, Hoover Instituti

New Collection on US Intervention in Siberia, 1919–1920

Friday, May 16, 2014

This valuable addition to the Hoover Institution’s collections on the Russian Civil War and US intervention in that conflict contains the diaries, photographs, and associated papers of Henry Nelson Hammond (1900–1969), a corporal in the US Army (27th Infantry Regiment, “Wolfhounds”), covering his enlistment and deployment in the Russian Far East as part of the American Expeditionary Force in Siberia.

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Correspondence between the Russian Royal Family and American Aid Worker Donated to the Hoover Institution Archives

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Historians and archivists are accustomed to saving historical records—and the memories they document—from oblivion. Seldom, however, do they find themselves in the position of saving actual historical personalities from an almost certain death. One such historian—who was later the state archivist of Delaware—found himself in precisely such a position while serving as head of the American Red Cross mission in South Russia in 1920.

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Correspondence between the Russian Royal Family and American Aid Worker Donated to the Hoover Institution Archives

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Historians and archivists are accustomed to saving historical records—and the memories they document—from oblivion. Seldom, however, do they find themselves in the position of saving actual historical personalities from an almost certain death. One such historian—who was later the state archivist of Delaware—found himself in precisely such a position while serving as head of the American Red Cross mission in South Russia in 1920.

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A Soviet Vignette of the Hoover Institution

Friday, May 25, 2012

During a recent archival reconnaissance expedition to Latvia, in advance of yet another Hoover digitization project in the countries of the former USSR, Stanford history professor Amir Weiner came across an account of a 1967 visit to Stanford by Aleksandrs Drizulis, a high Soviet Communist Party official and historian. The following text is from Drizulis’s presentation to party activists on April 18, 1968.

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Former Soviet dissident Yuri Yarim-Agaev’s papers at the Hoover Archives

Monday, July 25, 2011

Yuri Yarim-Agaev is a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, as well as a scientist and human rights activist. After receiving his degree in 1972 from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, he worked at the Soviet Academy of Sciences. He joined the Moscow Helsinki Group (founded in 1976) and became a leader of the human rights movement in Russia, working closely with Andrei Sakharov and other dissidents. As a consequence of his dissident activities, he was forced into exile in the summer of 1980.

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Yuri Yarem Agaev

Former Soviet dissident Yuri Yarim-Agaev’s papers at the Hoover Archives

Monday, July 25, 2011

Yuri Yarim-Agaev is a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, as well as a scientist and human rights activist. After receiving his degree in 1972 from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, he worked at the Soviet Academy of Sciences. He joined the Moscow Helsinki Group (founded in 1976) and became a leader of the human rights movement in Russia, working closely with Andrei Sakharov and other dissidents. As a consequence of his dissident activities, he was forced into exile in the summer of 1980.

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Images from the 2010 parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan Subject Collection increment

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

As a part of its ongoing collecting activities to document contemporary political events, the Hoover Institution receives political ephemera from the independent states that made up the former Soviet Union.

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Digital Images of Hoover's China Posters Are Online; Russian and Soviet Posters to Follow

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Several hundred images of posters from China are available in a searchable catalog of the Hoover Archives poster collection. About three thousand posters from Russia and the Soviet Union are being scanned and added to the database in July. More than one thousand poster images are already online.

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Guns and Rubles: The Defense Industry in the Stalinist State, edited by Mark Harrison

Guns and Rubles: The Defense Industry in the Stalinist State, edited by Mark Harrison

Wednesday, September 24, 2008
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In Guns and Rubles: The Defense Industry in the Stalinist State (Yale University Press, 2008) a distinguished team of economists and historians...

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Russian Archival Documentaries

The Hoover Institution continues to publish Russian materials from its own collections as more material from Russian archives has become available in the last few years, Hoover has also been participating in cooperative projects with different Russian publishers: Izdatel'stvo ROSSPEN and Mezhdunarodnyi fond "Demokratiia", both based in Moscow.

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