Cover Osteuropa 11/2009

In Osteuropa 11/2009

Off to the Provinces!
Research in Russia’s Regional Archives

Sören Urbansky

Deutsche Fassung


It is easier to work in most of the archives in the Russian provinces than in the centre. Restrictions that encumber archival work in Moscow are not put into practice outside the Russian capital. Thus historians are able to dig up treasures here and there. Nonetheless, there are archives in the provinces where arbitrariness and a lack of transparency impede access to the sources.

(Osteuropa 11/2009, pp. 121–191)