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Documents in Russian History, An Outline Source Book
By Nathaniel Knight, Seton Hall University. Provides translations of important historical texts: Catherine the Great's Nakaz, Radishchev's Journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow, Chaadaev's Philosophical Letter, Pobedonotsev's Reflections of a Russian Statesman, and Lenin's What is to be Done, just to name a few.
A History of Russia
By Professor Michael Petrovich of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Multimedia lectures provide an overview of Russian history. There is a total of 46 recorded lectures with illustrations covering the period from 800 to 1917.
The Empire that was Russia: The Prokudin-Gorskii Photographic Record Recreated
"The photographs of Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) offer a vivid portrait of a lost world - the Russian Empire on the eve of World War I and the coming revolution."
The Imperial Russia WebRing page
Links to some useful sites.
St. Petersburg Times chronology of Tsars
The site provides short biographies of Russian rulers.
Peter I (the Great) - 4 primary sources
Catherine II (the Great) - 3 primary sources
Catherine II (the Great) - Manifesto of 22 July 1763
Imperial Manifesto on Poland, 1832
Biblioteka Proekta 1812 God
Russian texts of memoirs, letters and resources pertaining to the War of 1812.
Alexander II - coronation
The Russian Orange Book
"Documents respecting the negotiations preceding the war, published by the Russian government." websites
A list of websites about Russian history and the Romanovs.
Alexander Palace Time Machine
At this site created by Bob Atchison you are taken on a tour of Russian palaces and given access to biographies, diaries and all sorts of Romanov memorabilia.
Anna Vyrubova - Memoirs
An online book about Romanov Russia.
Royal Russia
A History of the Romanov Dynasty and the Russian Monarchy. This site is maintained by the Imperial Russian Historical Society.
Thirteen Years at the Russian Court by Pierre Gilliard
Tsarskoe Selo in 1910
Count Paul Benckendorff - Last days at Tsarskoe Selo: personal notes and memories
Baroness Sophie Buxhoeveden - The Life and Tragedy of Alexandra Feodorovna, Empress of Russia (hagiography)
Abdication of Nicholas II and other documents

For an index of sites on Russian history covering more than one period click here. For a list of major gateways to Russia-related sites, click here. See also Archives.
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