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Russian and Slavic Studies

Resources for conducting research in Russian and Slavic studies.

Universities & Research Centers

The Amherst Center for Russian Culture Through the generous gift of Thomas P. Whitney '37, Amherst houses what is considered the world's largest private holding of Russian books, manuscripts, newspapers, and periodicals.

Davis Center (Harvard) The Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies is Harvard University’s center for interdisciplinary research and study of Russia and the countries surrounding it. We have over 200 affiliates working in disciplines ranging from anthropology to sociology, and whose regional interests span virtually all of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia.

Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies . The Slavic and East European collections of the University of Chicago contain over 588,500 volumes on Russia and the Soviet Union, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, as well as the countries of Eastern Europe, including Albania, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia and Macedonia.

Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia: Research Guide Princeton's Russian and Eurasian Studies collections number over 500,000 volumes.  The holdings are strongest in Russian language and literature and émigré literature, closely followed by Russian history, Slavic linguistics, and politics for the whole geographic area.  Polish, Ukrainian, and Czech and Slovak materials are well represented.

The Harriman Institute (Columbia University) The Harriman Institute at Columbia University is the oldest academic institution in the United States devoted to the study of the countries of the former Soviet Union, East Central Europe and the Balkans.

The Russian Collections at the Library of Congress The Russian collection is by far the largest and most comprehensive outside Russia itself. LC currently holds about 700,000 physical volumes (books, sets, continuations, and bound periodicals) in Russian, and approximately the same number of volumes in other languages of the former USSR and volumes in Western languages about Russia and the former Soviet Union.

Russian and East European Institute (Indiana University at Bloomington)


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