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Russian and Slavic Studies resources
A guide to resources for all aspects of Russian and Slavic studies in English, Russian and other Slavic languages.
InLiberty is an educational project and platform for discussing the future of human society, its history and the changes it is undergoing. InLiberty's main focus is the structure of freedom, economics and ethics.
Lived Experience (Prozhito), a web project by the Russian historians Mikhail Mel'nichenko, Il'ia Veniavkin, and the programmer Ivan Drapkin, is a searchable Russian language database of hundreds digitized diaries, authored by both well known and "ordinary" Soviet citizens.
A virtual museum of the "kommunalka", a communal apartment and communal, and of the concept of communal living in the Soviet Union, is a project by Ilya Utekhin (European University, St. Petersburg, Russia).
This site, rich in photographic materials, chronicles the everyday life of ordinary Russian citizens outside of capital cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg. The project started in Siberia, but now embraces the provinces all over Russia.
The organisation Gulag.cz is concerned with the phenomenon of the Gulag prison system and the Soviet totalitarian regime in general. Founded at the end of 2009 by Czech scholars, its mission is to share and circulate information about the Soviet Gulag and everything connected with it, including its links to Czechoslovakia and other countries. The site is available in Czech, English and Russian.
The database of the Virtual Museum of the Gulag constitutes a collection of material testimonies to the era of the Soviet terror. These testimonies are scattered through multiple museums and collections and also include "non-museum objects": ruins of camps and structures, monuments and memorial signs. The Virtual Museum of the Gulag is a project of the Research and Information Centre "Memorial" (St Petersburg). Available in English, Russian and German.