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.
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.
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.
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.
Washington, D.C., April 12, 2021 – Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s historic spaceflight 60 years ago, which made him the first human in space, prompted President John F.