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ArcheoBiblioBase: Archives in Russia: C-02Last update of repository: 21 December 2016
*Istoriko-dokumental'nyi departament Ministerstva inostrannykh del RF (IDD MID)
Access & Facilities
Requests for access by researchers to either archive under MID should be presented in an official letter from the researcher’s sponsoring institution or Embassy, either to the director of the archive needed or to IDD MID, at least one month in advance. Such a letter should indicate the researcher’s institutional affiliation and position, purpose of research, topic, files needed, and date or prospective visit. If a foreigner will require an interpreter such information should also be included. Due to limited space in the reading room, researchers should confirm their prospective visit no less than five days in advance. Details are specified on the IDD MID website.
It is recommended that prospective researchers write even further in advance indicating the subject and expected period of research, if their subject may require more sensitive materials and possible declassification.
Photocopying facilities are extremely limited.