stalin-digital-archiveTrial access to the Stalin Digital Archive is currently available from Yale University Press.

The SDA is a result of collaboration between the Russian State Archive of Social and Political History (RGASPI) and Yale University Press (YUP) to create an electronic database of finding aids, to digitize documents and images, and to publish in different forms and media materials from the recently declassified Stalin archive in the holdings of RGASPI. The Stalin Digital Archive contains a selection of documents fromĀ Fond 558, which covers Stalin’s personal biography, his work in government, and his conduct of foreign affairs.

More details can be found in the user guide:

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Feedback is welcome. Comments may be sent to Lydia Wasylenko at

Trial access is available through July 15.