Eurasia – Our Home
The collection is dedicated to Russia’s unique geostrategic position in the center of Eurasia – not only in the European, but also in the Asian part of the continent. In recent years, the Asian direction of development of the Russian Federation has increasingly come to the fore in terms of prospects for economic cooperation and concentration of resources.
The concept of our country’s foreign policy was outlined by the President of Russia in a Decree dated March 31, 2023, in which Greater Eurasia was named a priority region of cooperation, tasks were set to strengthen such Eurasian organizations as the SCO, the EAEU, the CSTO and the CIS, and to develop the following transport corridors: North – South, Europe – Western China, Russia – Mongolia – China.
This is a large complex of small collections dedicated to the historical advancement of Russia to the Far East and the Pacific region, to Central Asia, as well as collections on the history of relations between Russia and other Eurasian countries: Azerbaijan, Armenia, the Republic of Belarus and other post-Soviet states, as well as Vietnam, India, Iran, China, Mongolia and Serbia.
The collection is a whole complex of small collections dedicated to the historical advancement of Russia to the Far East to the Pacific region, to Central Asia, as well as collections on the history of relations between Russia and other Eurasian countries: Azerbaijan, Armenia, the Republic of Belarus and other post-Soviet states, as well as Vietnam, India, Iran, China, Mongolia and Serbia.
A separate page of Russian diplomacy covers the interaction with African countries in the context of cooperation in the cultural, economic and military spheres.
In 2012 Russia will first host “The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)” Forum. XXIV annual meeting of the leaders of APEC countries will take place in Vladivostok, 1 – 8 September. To mark the event the Presidential Library has developed a special digital collection including the materials that reflect the relations between the APEC and the Russian Federation which has been a member of the APEC since 1998, as well as the history of international relations in the Pacific Rim.
Shortly before an upcoming ASEAN − Russia Summit 2016 in Sochi the Presidential Library has prepared a digital collection, which includes the formal and archival documents, books, theses and abstracts of dissertations, and the imagery related to the South-East Asia region as a whole and its individual countries.
The collection is dedicated to the main stages of the history of relations between the peoples of Azerbaijan and Russia: these are documents from the modern period of development of diplomatic, trade and cultural ties, evidence and research into the ancient history of Azerbaijan, as well as documents from the 19th-20th centuries, when its territory was part of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union.
The history of political and economic relations between Russia and Armenia dates back to the time of Kievan Rus’. During 19th–20th cc. Armenia was a part of the Russian Empire (Erivan Governorate), and later a constituent republic of the USSR (the Armenian SSR). The year 1992 marked the beginning of a new stage – diplomatic relations. The collection features official documents, studies, reference books, archival papers and visual materials, which cast light on diplomatic, military, legal, educational, cultural etc. cooperation between Armenia and Russia.
The collection is dedicated to the history of relations between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus, which are inextricably linked by common trials and common victories, united by the task of preserving historical memory in order to preserve sovereign statehood and the uniqueness of national cultures. The collection includes official documents, research, archival evidence, cartographic and visual materials that reflect the political, legal, military, socio-economic and cultural aspects of Russian-Belarusian cooperation.
The collection includes publications on the history of the Vietnamese people, the work of Russian and Vietnamese researchers, revealing the internal and external economic development of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, as well as documents highlighting certain aspects of Russian-Vietnamese relations.
The collection of land surveys, travelers' notes, historical research, dictionaries, archival and visual materials spotlight the history of India from ancient times to the present day, as well as the history of Russian-Indian state, economic and cultural relations throughout the 19th-21st centuries.
Kazakhstan is one of the largest countries in Asia, located at the crossroads of the Eurasian continent. The featured statistical materials, studies, essays, archival documents, photographs and newsreels reveal the geography, ethnography, economics, cultural development, and administrative-territorial division of Kazakhstan in the 15th - early 21st centuries, including the period of its being part of the Russian state.
The collection contains studies, essays, archival and visual materials dating from the 19th c. and early 20th c., which spotlight the geography, economy, political and cultural life of Kyrgyzstan as part of the Russian state, as well as the relations between the independent Kyrgyz Republic and the Russian Federation in the 21st century.
The collection contains digital copies of documents of various types (book editions, archival, graphic, cartographic materials), reflecting the history of relations of Russia with its most important partner in the Far East — China. The collected documents let us look at these relations through the prism of diplomatic affairs, economic, scientific and cultural cooperation for several centuries.
The presented statistical materials, researches, essays, archival documents and newsreel fragments of the early 19th - mid 20th century reveal the geography, military history, administrative-territorial structure, legal system and ethnography of Moldavia – Bessarabia in the period when it was a part of the same state as Russia.
The collection covers a significant period of relations between Tajikistan and Russia, from the 1860s, when its territory became part of the Russian Empire as Turkestan Governorate (Krai), to the present. At the beginning of the 20th century, the ASSR was formed first as part of the RSFSR, and then the Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic – as part of the USSR. The collection features the constitution of Tajikistan, statute books, administrative and territorial reference books, research studies on geography and ethnography, notes of Russian travelers and materials of Soviet expeditions of the late 19th-20th centuries, as well as cartographic and visual materials.
The collection covers a significant period of relations between Turkmenistan and Russia, starting from the second half of the 19th century, when the Khanates of Kokand and Khiva, as well as the Emirate of Bukhara recognized the protectorate of the Russian Empire, and the Turkestan Governorate (Krai) was formed, to the present day. The materials of the collection illustrate the beneficial impact of the inclusion of these territories into Russia – the opening of primary schools, gymnasiums and women’s schools, the development of agriculture and industry, cultural construction. In 1918, the Turkestan ASSR was proclaimed as part of the RSFSR, and then, in 1924, the Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic – as part of the USSR. The collection features official documents – the constitution of Turkmenistan, statute books, agreements and treaties between our countries, research materials, archival documents, reviews of expeditions to Transcaspia, ethnographic essays, cartographic and visual materials.
Uzbekistan - a country with a rich historical and cultural past. The selected research works, essays, archival documents and photo materials disclose the geography, history of administrative structure, cultural and economical development of certain cities and regions of the Republic of Uzbekistan, mostly during the time they were part of the Russian Empire.
The collection is dedicated to the relations between Russia and African countries, which are based on long-term fruitful political, economic and cultural ties. It contains research studies, archival documents, visual and cartographic materials reflecting the relations between Russia and African countries from the 19th century to the end of the 20th century.
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.