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Russia - A Country Study
Exceptionally detailed presentation from the Library of Congress. Includes sections on: Geography, Society, Economy, Government and Politics, Very Detailed History and Historical Development, Contemporary Trends, etc.
CIA World Factbook - Russia
Good resource site for information on Geography, People, Government, Economy, Communications, Transportation, Military, and Transnational Issues.
BBC News Country Profiles - Russia
Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries; also biographic sketches of leaders, essay on media, and historic timelines. They also include audio and video clips from the BBC archives.
U.S. Department of State Background Notes - Russia
Background Notes are updated/revised as they are received from regional bureaus and are added to the database of the Department of State web site. Categories include: Geography, People, History, Government, Political Conditions, Economy, Defense, Foreign Relations, U.S. Relations, and Travel/Business.


Russian History from Bucknell University
This site is one of the best sites on Russian history on the web. It is interesting even for non-historians and is regularly linked to by universities, native Russians, and Russian travel companies. In addition to its articles, it has an excellent chronology/timeline of Russian history as well as superb diagrams of the "House of Rurik" and "House of Romanov." 
EuroDocs: History of Russia
Collection of links to primary documents.
Introduction to Russian Culture
An excellent course site.
Russia in Photography
A fascinating project by the state-owned gallery Moscow House of Photography to collect and catalogue historically interesting photographs from 1840 to the present day, searchable by region, period and theme.
History of Russia
General outline and encyclopedia article with numerous links to details.
WWW-Virtual Library - Russian History Index
Part of the World Wide Web Virtual Library European History Project at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy, this portal links to sites covering every aspect of Russian history.
The Face of Russia
This PBS series website based on James Billington's book of the same title contains an interactive timeline of Russian history and culture, references, and forums, as well as schedules for the series.
Beyond the Pale - History of Jews in Russia
Historical Resources in Russian - An electronic library site from the History Department of Moscow State University

See also Soviet History Links and Imperial History Links elsewhere on this site.

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