Russia and the countries of the world
The collection “Eurasia – Our Home” contains more than two dozen thematic collections dedicated to the historical advancement of Russia to the Far East, Central Asia, collections on the history of relations between Russia and other Eurasian countries: Vietnam, India, Iran, China, Mongolia and Serbia, as well as many post-Soviet states. In addition, it spotlights Russia’s cooperation with African countries.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
The selection includes digital copies of official documents (federal laws, decrees and orders of the President of the Russian Federation) and individual studies relating to the accomplishments of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), as well as addressing issues of national and collective security in general.
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.
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.
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.
Relations between Russia and Great Britain have always had a significant impact on the course of the world history. The studies, essays, official documents and photographs of the selection reveal the history of development of the relations, beginning from the 16th century to the mid 20th century. The selection also includes some legislative acts of the two states and materials on the history of the English church.
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 proposed studies, essays, archive materials and collections of documents reflect separate pages of the history of Germany, dating back to the IX century, as well as the longstanding history of diplomatic, military, economic and cultural ties between Russia and Germany from the middle of the XVII century to the present day.
The collection features nineteenth- and twentieth-century research studies, works of Greek scholars and theologians, archival materials, contemporary official documents, which spotlight the history of Christianity in Greece, the development of the Greek language, the geographical position of the country, as well as close historical, cultural and diplomatic relations between Russia and Greece from the 10th century to the present time.
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 Russian Federation and the Republic of Korea are strategic partners in the Far East. The collection includes research works, essays, archival documents and photographs that reflect certain aspects of bilateral relations in different historical periods. Special attention is given to the subject of resettlement of Koreans to the Far East of the Russian Empire in the second half of the 19th - early 20th 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 relations between the two countries, which arose at the time of the formation of American statehood, and were based on close economic and political partnership, actively developed in the 19th - early 20th centuries. The culmination of cooperation between the two great powers was their allied efforts during the World War II. The selected materials of the late 18th - mid 20th century reveal different aspects of Russian-American relations.
Historically, relations between Russia and Turkey, two key Eurasian states, have always been controversial. The proposed collection presents studies, essays, official documents on the development of diplomatic, military and economic ties between Russia and Turkey during the late 15th - early 20th centuries.
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.
Historical fates of Russia and Ukraine have always been inextricably linked. The presented studies, essays, chronicles, archival documents and graphic materials reveal the administrative, socio-economic, socio-political and cultural development of Ukraine, starting from the time of Kievan Rus' and ending with a period of annexation of Ukrainian provinces to the Russian Empire.
During the European history the paths of two countries, Russia and Czech Republic, have repeatedly crossed. The selection includes research works, essays, official documents and photos which reveal certain aspects of life of the Czech Republic and its relations with Russia in the period of 13th - 21th centuries.
Russia and Switzerland are associated with long-term political, economic and cultural relations lasting more than three centuries. Natives of Switzerland made a significant contribution to the development of Russian science, art and military affairs. The collection dedicated to bilateral relations includes official documents, studies, archival and visual materials, periodicals covering the state structure and history of Switzerland, the life and work of its famous natives, certain aspects of the relationship between Russia and Switzerland in the period of the XVII-XXI centuries, and also documents that reveal the importance of Switzerland as a place of acceptance of acts of international importance.
The archival documents, rare book editions, cartographic and graphic materials, included in the collection, give an idea of the state and territorial structure of Sweden, its noble families closely associated with Russia, as well as cover the history of the relationship between Russia and Sweden, the two important powers of the Northern region, from XXIII to XXI centuries.
The selection presents official documents, video recordings, reference books, archival works and studies, telling about the structure of territories, currently belonging to the Republic of South Africa, as well as reflecting certain aspects of relations between Russia and South Africa, including the partnership in the framework of the BRICS.