Where to find sources on Soviet Russia

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Primary Sources

Russian Revolution - Modern History Sourcebook

Fordham University provides a list of links to online primary sources from the modern era. Also, this website has a section on: Soviet Russia.

Digital Primary Sources from the Wilson Centre

Explore primary sources arranged by event and location.

Harvard Project on the Soviet Social System Online

This digital collection consists chiefly of summary transcripts of 705 interviews conducted with refugees from the USSR during the early years of the Cold War. A unique source for the study of Soviet society between 1917 and the mid-1940s.

Seventeen Moments in Soviet History

This is a multi-media archive of primary materials designed to introduce students and the general public to the richness and contradictions of Soviet history.

Secondary Sources


An online academic database used by universities worldwide that is a superb resource for History students. To view full articles, you will require membership.

Google Scholar

This searches internet sites for academic articles and books. It often only provides one or two pages, but it is often enough to find quotes and bibliographical details.

JURN Search Engine

Search millions of free academic articles, chapters, and theses.