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Rossiiskii gosudarstvennyi arkhiv nauchno-tekhnicheskoi dokumentatsii (RGANTD)
As presently organized RGANTD was established in 1995 in Moscow on the basis of the consolidation of three earlier repositories—the Russian State Scientific-Technical Archive (RGNTA) in Samara (formerly Kuibyshev), the RGNTA Branch in Moscow, and the Russian Scientific Research Center for Space Documentation (RNITsKD).
The predecessor of RNITsKD was established in 1974 under Glavarkhiv SSSR as a special repository and research center for space documentation earlier held by various agency archives. Before 1990, it was a secret facility, but was then renamed the Scientific Research Center for Space Documentation (NITsKD) and opened for limited public research.
The predecessor of RGNTA was established as TsGANTD SSSR in 1967 in Moscow (according to a decree of 1964) on the basis of the scientific-technical division documentation in the Central State Archive of the National Economy (TsGANKh SSSR, now RGAE—B–6). The archive was transferred to a specially constructed new building in Kuibyshev in 1976. A branch archive remained in Moscow and, until the 1995 reorganization, functioned as a temporary depository for records, most of which were eventually intended for transfer to Samara (Kuibyshev).
Following the 1995 reorganization RGNTA was renamed the Russian State Archive of Scientific-Technical Documentation (RGANTD), and its headquarters became the building of the former separate RNITsKD on Profsoiuznaia ulitsa. After the separate RGNTA Moscow Branch was abolished, a few of its holdings were transferred to Samara to complete fonds already established there, but the rest were moved to the consolidated RGANTD facility. In 1995 the former RGNTA repository in Samara became administratively a branch of the Moscow archive, although retained the primary concentration of scientific-technical documentation from former all-union and now Russian Federation institutions. In October 2016 the Samara branch of RGANTD is transformed into an independent Russian State Archive in Samara (B–15).