(Russia) Database of 6 Million Russian Documents and Photos #russia #announcements

Jan Meisels Allen

Find Lost and Russian & Ukrainian Family posted about the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation  database of 6 million Russian documents and photos about life in the USSR. Access is free.  There are photos of collective farms, school students, old churches, WWI and WWII military documents and even 1905.


A large focus of the database is the arts of Russia- writers, composers, artists and performers. Anyone who had ancestors or relatives who worked in the arts from the USSR is highly encouraged to take advantage of this database. revolutionary activists.


The database is located at: https://goskatalog.ru/portal/#/ It is in Russian, but if you use Chrome as your browser it will automatically inquire if you want to translate it. Or you can use a translation service such as google translate https://translate.google.com/ or https://www.deepl.com/translator both are free.


A video guide on how to use the site is located at: https://tinyurl.com/y9rctsd2

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Suggestions on how to use the database without knowing Russian is in the article.

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Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


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