Recent collections

Recent collections

Russia – Egypt: the history of relations

The collection features reference materials, old land descriptions, scientific researches, travel essays, archival materials and modern official documents on geography and history of Egypt and the specifics of Russia-Egypt state, economic and cultural relations from the XVIII century until present day.

Russia – Syria: the History of Relations

The collection features research studies, ancient land surveys, reference and archival materials, modern official documents dedicated to Syria and spotlighting the history of state, economic and cultural relations between Russia and Syria from the 19th century to the present day.

Peter I (1672–1725)

The collection, timed to coincide with the 350th anniversary since the birth of Peter the Great, features scientific and popular publications of XVIII-XX centuries, dedicated to the personality of the innovator and his reforms; documentary prose of XVIII-XIX centuries, including the compositions of the first biographers of Peter I, collections of anecdotes and legends about him; publications of XVIII century, selected by Peter I to be printed in the Civil Script; collections of documents, decrees, letters of Peter I and selected issues of the most important legislative acts of the Peter’s era; maps, plans, drafts and drawings from the “Collection of Peter I” of the Library of the Russian Academy of Sciences, journals and other archival materials; images of the monuments dedicated to the Emperor, as well as historic sites and items, related to him.

Russian state and the economy of Russia

The collection features the studies and documents on Russian economy since the times of Ancient Rus’. The collection’s materials depict the development of domestic and foreign trade, the specifics of the agrarian and industrial development of Russia, the work of state bodies in the economic and financial spheres, the economic changes during Soviet time, including the time of the Great Patriotic War, as well as the current state of Russian economy and aspects of foreign economic activity.

World War II in archival documents (collection of digitized archival documents, film and photo materials)

September 3, 2021 more than 3.5 thousand digitized archival documents, film and photo materials starting September 1, 1939 - June 22, 1941 provided from 8 federal archives (Russian State Military Archives, Russian State Archives of Social and Political History, Russian State Archives of Contemporary History, State Archives of the Russian Federation, Russian State Archives of Economy, Russian State Archives of Film and Photo Documents, Russian State Naval Archives, Russian State Archives in Samara), institutional archives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Defence, the Federal Security Service, the Foreign Intelligence Service of the Russian Federation, as well as state archives of Belarus) entered the Collection.