Detail of handtinted photograph by Bulla, circa 1900, of Red Square, Moscow

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.

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Anatol Shmelev

Robert Conquest Curator for Russia and Eurasia / Research Fellow

Anatol Shmelev is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, Robert Conquest Curator of the Russia and Eurasia Collection at Hoover’s Library & Archives, and the project archivist for its Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Collection. Shmelev’s expertise is in twentie...


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Trubetskoi with group in a sitting room
Hoover Acquires Valuable Addition to the Papers of Prince Grigorii Nikolaevich Trubetskoi

March 08, 2023
Kresowiak soldiers wall-papers
Newly Cataloged Library Materials September-October 2022

November 10, 2022
Black and white aerial photo of Vladivostok city in Russia
American Red Cross Volunteer in the Far East, Easley Jones Collection–New Acquisition at the Hoover Institution

Journals and photographs document Easley Jones’ service with the American Red Cross in China, Korea, Japan, and Siberia from 1919 to 1920.

October 07, 2022
Black and white photograph of a vaccination clinic run by the ARA Russian Unit's medical program, circa 1922
New Exhibition Bread + Medicine: Saving Lives In A Time Of Famine Opens At The Hoover Institution Library & Archives

American medical relief in Soviet Russia and Ukraine is the subject of a new exhibition opening September 19 at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives and curated by Hoover research fellow Bertrand Patenaude. It brings to light an American rescue operation during a catastrophic famine a century ago, when food and medical relief were equally critical to saving millions of lives.

September 20, 2022 Hoover Tower, Stanford University
Papers of US Political Scientist, Brendan Kiernan on USSR and Russian Federation—a New Acquisition at the Hoover Institution

The Hoover Institution Library & Archives has recently acquired the papers of Brendan Kiernan, a US political scientist and consultant whose research and activities took him to the USSR and Russian Federation in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

August 30, 2022
Group photo Margaret Hoover, Nash, Patenaude, Laderman, Ovcharskaia
Celebrating Herbert Hoover’s Humanitarian Relief Work

Scholars, family, and community members gather to reflect on Herbert Hoover’s food and medical relief operations during the 1921–23 famine in Soviet Russia and Ukraine.

August 29, 2022
The Hoover Institution Answers the International Call of Support to Protect Ukrainian Cultural Heritage

The Hoover Institution Library & Archives works with the Shadows Project, co-founded by Stanford student to answer the international call of support to protect Ukrainian cultural heritage.

July 01, 2022
Collecting on War During a Time of War

A recent visit to the Ukraine offers a glimpse of collecting materials on war during a time of war and in the digital age of social and political expression. 

June 23, 2022
Hoover Institution Acquires the Papers of Boris Pushkarev

The Hoover Institution Library & Archives has acquired the papers of Boris Pushkarev, the son of prominent Russian émigré historian Sergei Pushkarev.

April 04, 2022
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