Are you looking to research in Russia’s archives but aren’t quite sure how to start? We have just produced a new video to complement our research support services by providing a video introduction to Russian archives. See the video below.
We have assisted researchers for many years in accessing archives in Russia. We can provide new researchers with an introduction to the Russian archives, accompanying them to the archive on an initial visit. We also provide remote research services used by even the most experienced of scholars to conduct research without leaving their home countries.
We have naturally seen an increase in requests for our remote services under the current pandemic. Archives will likely maintain social distancing protocols for some time after the borders open. These protocols include the need to reserve slots for visiting the archive, limits on delo requests, and longer than usual processing times. Thus, current conditions are far from efficient in the context of a research trip to Russia. If you find you are in need of research support, contact us.
To help introduce you to the archives, we’ve produced the video above. Here, we broadly introduce how to work within Russian archives, and specifically highlight two of the major archives (GARF and RGALI). You can also gain exposure to the language of the archives by listening in Russian and reading the captions below.
We hope that you find this video useful. Note that captions may be turned on in Russian or English.