Re: [OPE-L] RGASPI Russian archive

From: Dave Zachariah (davez@KTH.SE)
Date: Fri Feb 01 2008 - 14:04:30 EST

on 2008-01-29 22:47 Martin Kragh wrote:
> A while ago, I posted a thread on the Russian State Archive of Social
> and Political History, RGASPI.
> <>
> I follow up this thread with a picture of the building that might be
> of interest. This is the front of the building facing the street. On
> the other side of the street are some luxury shops, because the
> archive is located in central Moscow. You get an idea of the size of
> the Marx, Engels and Lenin constructions if you look at the cars. The
> house was built by German POW:s in the late 1940s. It contains all the
> files from the former MEL-institute which was closed in 1991, but to
> my knowledge it doesn't have any exmployees working on the available
> material. Researchers have unlimited access to the majority of
> these files however, for no fee. Archivists there are very kind and
> helpful, and they often know many details about the materials.
> This is a gold mine for researchers in political economy and labour
> history, because there are hundreds of files on European labour
> history and the social sciences made available since the beginning of
> the Russian archival revolution in 1993.
> Kind regards
> Martin

Hi Martin,

What is the topic of your research and when are you planning its

//Dave Z

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