Mailing Lists and Online Groups

Eighteenth-Century Russian Studies Association
Eighteenth-Century Russian Studies Association Е-mail List (ECRSA-L)
- to join this list, please contact
H-Russia Discussion List
H-EarlySlavic Discussion List
Восемнадцатый век
- an online community of c18th Russian specialists and enthusiasts

Russian Archives, Libraries and Other Institutions

ArcheoBiblioBase - Archives in Russia
- the online version of Patricia Grimsted's archival guides
Архивы России
- official site for the federal archives, containing guides to holdings (for some) and other useful info
Introduction to Russian Archives
- Olga Glagoleva's useful site for those new to Russian archival research
Collaborative Collection Management Project for Russian and East European Studies (COCOREES)
- a very useful UK-based Russian research resource
Archival Ukrainica in the UK
- listing of Ukrainian materials in UK archives, drawn from Janet Hartley's work
National Library of Russia
- as well as the catalogue, this hosts a number of very useful electronic resources, not least an online version of the Svodnyi katalog russkoi knigi XVIII veka and digitised copies of the early Vedomosti (to 1727)
Russian State Library
- with the move to a new site on Moskovskii prospekt ongoing, a good place to check news on the status of its various collections
Institute of Russian Literature (Pushkinskii dom)
- one of the leading centres of eighteenth-century studies in Russia
St Petersburg Centre for the History of Ideas
- a useful guide to the Centre's conferences and publications

Russian Art and Architecture

Olga's Gallery
- a useful source of images for Russian and other European artists
The Russian Lubok
- an excellent collection of images of lubki, organised by theme
Swiss Architecture on the Neva
- devoted to the work of Swiss architects in St Petersburg, created for the 300th anniversary of the city's founding

Russian Bibliography and Online Reference Materials

Bibliography of the Russian State
- 10,000 publications, dating from the early c18th, relating to the Russian State
Толковый словарь В. И. Даля
- online version of Vladimir Dal''s late c19th Russian dictionary (based on the 2nd edition)
Энциклопедический словарь Брокгауза и Ефрона
- online version of Brokhaus and Efron's famous encyclopedia
c18-L's Selected Readings Bibliography
- a contributive, interdisciplinary bibliography of journal articles and books concerning the long c18th; comprehensive but (understandably) infrequently updated

Russian Memoirs and Other Documents

Русские мемуары
- new and much faster site by Mikhail Voznesenskii; impressive collection of memoirs and other primary sources, drawn largely from c19th Russian journals (Русский архив, Русская старина, etc.)
Восточная литература
- this contains Russian memoirs, drawn from the reprints produced by Фонд Сергея Дубова, complete with footnotes
- American-based publishing company, specialising in reprinting copyright-lapsed works, which has a considerable number of British and other foreign accounts of Russia in their catalogue; also search their Russian-language section for some important c19th reprints (e.g. СИРИО)

Related Academic Bodies on Russia and c18th

British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies
American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies
Русское историческое общество
Ruthenia - Russian literary studies website
British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
Early Modern Resources
Jack Lynch's Eighteenth-Century Resources