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European Histories: Russian Histories

University of Pennsylvania Libraries have a rich collection of monumental histories from countries around the world. This guide focuses on Central and Eastern Europe.

Featured Resources

Memoirs:

Memories of Lenin

Reminiscences of Nadezhda Konstantinovna Krupskaya on her husband Vladimir Lenin, translated by E. Verney.

The Notebooks of Sologdin

Translated by John Moore.

Memoir of a Gulag actress

The memoirs of Tamara Petkevich, an imprisoned actress who spent seven years in a GULAC forced-labor camp. She documents four decades of Soviet life.

Recollections of a Foreign Minister

The memoirs of Alexander Iswolsky, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs (1906-1910) and Russian Ambassador to France (1910-1917), translated by Charles Louis Seger.

Histories:

Petr I; materialy dli︠a︡ biografii

Archives of prince Vorontsoff

Pictorial history of the Russian war

Politicheskai︠a︡ biografii︠a︡ Stalina

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Russian Histories

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Image: The Kremlin, Moscow

Courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Histories in Russian

Petr I; materialy dli︠a︡ biografii

Includes maps and engravings. 5 volumes.

Archives of prince Vorontsoff

40 volumes.

Pictorial history of the Russian war

Maps plans and wood engravings from the Crimean War.

Politicheskai︠a︡ biografii︠a︡ Stalina

3 volumes.

Memoirs

Memories of Lenin

Reminiscences of Nadezhda Konstantinovna Krupskaya on her husband Vladimir Lenin, translated by E. Verney.

The Notebooks of Sologdin

Translated by John Moore.

Memoir of a Gulag actress

The memoirs of Tamara Petkevich, an imprisoned actress who spent seven years in a GULAC forced-labor camp. She documents four decades of Soviet life.

Recollections of a Foreign Minister

The memoirs of Alexander Iswolsky, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs (1906-1910) and Russian Ambassador to France (1910-1917), translated by Charles Louis Seger.