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Soviet History: a Bibliographic Guide to Published Sources


Suggested subject headings for HOLLIS in Advanced mode:

Soviet Union -- Correspondence

Prisoners' families -- Soviet Union -- Correspondence

Political prisoners -- Soviet Union -- Correspondence

Peasants  Soviet Union  Correspondence

World War, 1939-1945 soviet correspondence (Please note that the Great Patriotic War is coded as “World War, 1939-1945” in library catalogs).


Russian State Library

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title:(письма) AND *:(СССР)

Pishu tebe [I am writing to you]

An online collection of digitized Soviet and post-Soviet postcards. OCR'ed and searchable by tags.

Bibliographic Resources

Sokolov, A. K. Golos Naroda : Pisʹma I otkliki ri︠a︡dovykh sovetskikh grazhdan o sobytii︠a︡kh 1918-1932 gg. Moskva: ROSSPĖN, 1998.

Kri︠u︡kova, S. Krestʹi︠a︡nskie istorii : Rossiĭskai︠a︡ derevni︠a︡ 1920-kh godov v pisʹmakh i dokumentakhMoskva: ROSSPĖN, 2001.

Pis'ma Pobedy, An online digital archive of letters written by Soviet citizens during the World War II. 

Personal Correspondence Resources in the Digital Handbook for Research on Soviet History