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ArcheoBiblioBase: Archives in Russia: C-1Last update of repository: 21 December 2016
Arkhiv Prezidenta Rossiiskoi Federatsii (Departament po obespecheniiu deiatel'nosti arkhiva Prezidenta Upravleniia informatsionnogo i dokumentatsionnogo obespecheniia Prezidenta RF) (AP RF)
Access & Facilities
Virtually the entire archive is still classified as top secret and remains inaccessible to ordinary researchers. Declassification is being handled by a special commission appointed by the President of the Russian Federation. The archive has been practicing confidential access to original materials in the historical part of the archive for a highly limited number of selected researchers. Access or delivery of copies is dependent on permission of the Director of the Administration of the President of the RF (Rukovoditel' Administratsii Prezidenta RF), who should be addressed in writing with specific requests.
See Biulleten' rassekrechennykh dokumentov federal'nykh arkhivov [i tsentrov khraneniia dokumentatsii] (Moscow, 1998–), vyp. 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12 for an annotated list of fonds that have been declassified through 1998–2011. Electronic version of published issues see: http://www.rusarchives.ru/secret/.
Access to original historical documents in the archive has been available to only a very limited group of researchers. The archive does not normally receive researchers on the premises, but has been furnishing limited copies of declassified documents for selected special requests. As a rule, otherwise, researchers work only in the reading room of RGANI (B–13) to consult copies of declassified documents which have been transferred to the special collection (fond 89) in that repository.
Xerox facilities are available.