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TASC Modern History: Russia and the Soviet Union

Books in the Nettlefold Library

Starting your Research

Access articles that provide you with an overview of your topic. Check the Web's Best for each article to find related web pages.

Online Resources

War and Revolution in Russia 1914 - 1921 (BBC)
Provides a detailed discussion of the Russian Revolution

The History Channel
Provides good information on various aspects of Russian history.

Multi-media Primary Resources

17 Moments in Soviet History
Watch short historical videos about the Soviet Union

Posters of the Russian Civil War, 1918 - 1922 (New York Public Library)
Browse this online repository of historical posters

Russia and Eastern Europe in Rare Photographs, 1860 - 1945 (New York Public Library)
Browse this large collection of photographs. Click on the image to view the title in English.

Communal Living in Russia: A Virtual Museum of Soviet Life
Access videos, audio clips, photographs and essays about communal living.

The Empire that was Russia 
A large repository of photographs taken between 1909 and 1912, covering architecture, ethnic diversity, transportation and people at work.

This digital collection of photographs, posters, paintings, banners and images of sculptures and chinaware relating to Stalin.

Alexander Palace Time Machine
Access a large number of Imperial Russian documents and images.

Online Videos

In-depth Articles

This database provides access to the magazine, History Today, providing articles that cover all aspects of history, including Russian history. Try narrowing your search by Source Type so that only articles within this publication are retrieved.