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WW2 Russian sources printed in the 1990s

Post by Mori » 25 May 2019 10:34

Hello all,

I have heard that in the 1990s the Russian government published a large series of book made of archives from WW2. Something like 80 volumes.

Could you give the exact reference of this publication?

Apologies if this is a noob question...

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Re: WW2 Russian sources printed in the 1990s

Post by Dann Falk » 25 May 2019 17:54

I have heard this earlier set was good:

12 volume Official Soviet History of the Second World War 1939-1945 edited by Marshal G.A. Grechko, 1973-1982.

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Re: WW2 Russian sources printed in the 1990s

Post by Mori » 25 May 2019 19:18

Thanks, good to know.

The story I was told was specifically about a post-USSR (but pre-Putin) publication.

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Re: WW2 Russian sources printed in the 1990s

Post by Jeff Leach » 25 May 2019 19:33

Are you talking about the Russkij Arhiv material? 17 volumes I think. There was some other collections of documents (at least one concerning West Front) but doubt they can be found outside of Russia. ART or AMVAS might know more.

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Re: WW2 Russian sources printed in the 1990s

Post by Mori » 25 May 2019 22:35

Jeff, have you got a link to a description of this series?

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Re: WW2 Russian sources printed in the 1990s

Post by Art » 26 May 2019 08:27

"Russkiy Arhiv" (Russian Archive) was a multi-volume series published by the Terra Publishing in Moscow in 1990s-early 2000s under official ageists. There were less than 80 volumes though, as far as I can figure out.

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Re: WW2 Russian sources printed in the 1990s

Post by Mori » 26 May 2019 08:56

Art wrote:
26 May 2019 08:27
"Russkiy Arhiv" (Russian Archive) was a multi-volume series published by the Terra Publishing in Moscow in 1990s-early 2000s under official ageists. There were less than 80 volumes though, as far as I can figure out.
It seems impossible to find a picture or a description of these books - probably because I'm not skilled searching on Russian sites.

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Re: WW2 Russian sources printed in the 1990s

Post by Art » 26 May 2019 10:11

Ok, actually I don't see a complete list of volumes anywhere. What I can compile from various parts:

Vol.12(1) On the eve of the war. Proceedings of the Red Army's command conference 23-31.12.40 (1993)
Vol.12 (1-2). Proceedings of the Navy's command conference 1940 (1997)
Vol.13 (2-1) Orders of the People's Commissar for Defense 1937-21.06.1941 (1994)
Vol.13 (2-2) Orders of the People's Commissar for Defense 21.06.1941-1942 (1997)
Vol.13 (2-3) Orders of the People's Commissar for Defense 1943-1944 (1997)
Vol.14 (3-1) USSR and Poland. 1941-1945 (1994)
Vol.14 (3-2) Red Army in countries of the Central and Northern Europe and Balkans (2000)
Vol.15 (4-1) Battle of Moscow (1997)
Vol.15 (4-3) Before the Battle of Kursk (1997)
Vol.15 (4-4) Battle of Kursk (1997)
Vo.15 (4-5) Battle of Berlin (1995)
Vol.15 (4-10) Liberation of Baltics (2001)
Vol.16 (5-1) Supreme Command Stavka. 1941 (1996)
Vol.16 (5-2) Supreme Command Stavka. 1942 (1996)
Vol.16 (5-3) Supreme Command Stavka. 1943 (1999)
Vol.16 (5-4) Supreme Command Stavka. 1944-45 (1999)
Vol.17-6 (1-2) Main political organs of Soviet Armed Forces in war
Vol.18 (7-1) Soviet-Japanese relations before the war and in the first years of the war (1997)
Vol.18 (7-2) Soviet-Japanese war of 1945 (2000)
Vol.20 (9) Partisan movement (1999)
Vol.21 (10) Orders and directives of the People's Commissar for Navy in the year of the war (1994)
Vol.23 (12-1) General staff in the years of the war. 1941 (1997)
Vol.23 (12-2) General staff in the years of the war. 1942 (1999)
Vol.23 (12-3) General staff in the years of the war. 1943 (1999)
Vol.23 (12-4) General staff in the years of the war. 1944-45 (2000)
Vol.24 (13) Foreign prisoners of war in the USSR (1996)
Vol.24 (13-2) German prisoners of war in the USSR (1999)
Vol.24 (13-3) German prisoners of war. Part 2
Vol.25 (14) Red Army's rear in the war (1998)

As you can see from numbering not all intended volumes were published.

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Re: WW2 Russian sources printed in the 1990s

Post by Mori » 26 May 2019 11:11

That must be it, thanks. If the story I heard counted the number of actual books, not the "volumes" as listed in the table of contents, it sums up to more than 50.

I was also told they did not print more than 500 copies per volume, which sounds right for such technical data.

Should anyone find a link to a photographs or to excerpts, it would be much appreciated.

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Re: WW2 Russian sources printed in the 1990s

Post by Art » 26 May 2019 17:49

I've added links to volumes available online.
Don't know about the number of copies printed (it's not shown anywhere), but at least in the second half of 2000s some volumes were still available for order from the publishing house.

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Re: WW2 Russian sources printed in the 1990s

Post by Mori » 27 May 2019 09:01

Thanks, perfect.

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Re: WW2 Russian sources printed in the 1990s

Post by AndreySolo » 15 Jun 2019 09:35

Hello. I'm sorry for interferring in the discussion, but maybe it will be intresting for Mori to read also these compilations of docs?
http://militera.lib.ru/docs/da/sbd/index.html
There are 43 volumes of "Sbornik boevykh documentov Velikoq Otechestvennoi voiny" (Compilation of military documents of Great Patriotic war" It was printed from 1947 to 1960. On Russian. Regardly, quality of scan is bad, especially in early volumes. That depended from low quality of printing in 1940s -1950s.
These complexes of documents included matherials about Red Army's strategic operations along all war, documents about application of different branches (armored troops, infantry etc) and some examples for differet tactical situations

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Re: WW2 Russian sources printed in the 1990s

Post by Mori » 15 Jun 2019 17:19

Thanks, that's also right on topic.

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Re: WW2 Russian sources printed in the 1990s

Post by Jeff Leach » 17 Jun 2019 07:09

AndreySolo wrote:
15 Jun 2019 09:35
Hello. I'm sorry for interferring in the discussion, but maybe it will be intresting for Mori to read also these compilations of docs?
http://militera.lib.ru/docs/da/sbd/index.html
There are 43 volumes of "Sbornik boevykh documentov Velikoq Otechestvennoi voiny" (Compilation of military documents of Great Patriotic war" It was printed from 1947 to 1960. On Russian. Regardly, quality of scan is bad, especially in early volumes. That depended from low quality of printing in 1940s -1950s.
These complexes of documents included matherials about Red Army's strategic operations along all war, documents about application of different branches (armored troops, infantry etc) and some examples for differet tactical situations
I have seen both scans and html copies of "Sbornik boevykh documentov Velikoq Otechestvennoi voiny".

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