35+ Years of Freedom of Information Action

Russia Programs

Opening documents, building connections, opening minds

History of the Cold War

Studying the history of the Cold War and collecting documents from the archives from both sides of the “iron curtain” was the original focus of the Archive’s Russia programs. 

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The Nunn-Lugar Project

A documentation and critical oral history project on 20 years of the arms race in reverse, seeking lessons learned and unlearned for future cooperation on denuclearization.

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READD-RADD database and the Russian page

Over the last twenty years, the Russia programs collected, cataloged and analyzed about 18,000 individual documents that are part of its Russian and East European Document Database. 

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The Bridge: Connecting Past and Present through Archival Research on Russia

Despite all the indications to the contrary, many of the most important Russian archives are open and are worth investigating.

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Featured Posting

The Chernyaev Centennial

Washington D.C., May 25, 2021 – The National Security Archive marks the 100th anniversary of Anatoly Sergeyevich Chernyaev’s birth with the publication of the first...

May 25, 2021