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Arkhiv vneshnei politiki Rossiiskoi Federatsii (AVP RF)

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Finding Aids —  Published — General:

Archives of Russia (2000), pp. 279-81; Arkhivy Rossii (1997), pp. 223-25; GAF Spravochnik (1991), pp. 522-24; CWIHP Bulletin, no. 1 (1992), pp. 23-24; G&K Spravochnik (1983), p. 47; PKG M&L (1972), pp. 248-49.

c-20. Spravochnik po fondam Arkhiva vneshnei politiki Rossiiskoi Federatsii. 1917–1962. Moscow: “Mezhdunarodnye otnosheniia”, 2002. 416 p.

The long-awaited short guide (Spravochnik) listing most of the AVP RF fonds was issued in December 2002 in a small press run, but is not being offered for public sale and has not been distributed to libraries. A copy is available to researchers only in the reading room, once they have been admitted to the archive.

c-21. Sokolov, Vladimir Vasil'evich. “Arkhiv vneshnei politiki Rossiiskoi Federatsii—istorikam.” Novaia i noveishaia istoriia, 1992, no. 4, pp. 156–65. (Lib: DLC; IU; MH).

The first serious published description of the history and holdings of the archive by the former director.

c-22. Holtsmark, Sven G.; and Sokolov, Vladimir Vasil'evich. “Note on the Foreign Policy Archive of the Russian Federation.” CWIHP Bulletin 3 (Fall 1993), pp. 26, 52. (Lib: DLC; IU; MH).

Describes the declassification in process and provides a helpful orientation as to the organization of holdings within AVP RF, including the ciphered telegrams.

c-23. Westad, Odd Arne. “The Foreign Policy Archives of Russia: New Regulations for Declassification and Access.” Society for Historians of American Foreign Policy Newsletter 23 (June 1992), no. 2, pp. 1–10.

c-24. Taubman, William. “Russian Foreign Policy Archives: New Regulations on Declassification and Access.” AAASS Newsletter 32 (September 1992), no. 4, pp. 1–2. (Lib: DLC; IU; MH).

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Finding Aids —  General — Unpublished:

c-27. “Spisok fondov Arkhiva vneshnei politiki Rossiiskoi Federatsii, predstavliaemykh v chital'nyi zal arkhiva.” [Moscow], [1993]. 54 p.

A preliminary list of fonds, with dates of documents included, that are currently open to researchers. Note the parallel secret (with numbers preceeded by “0”) and open fonds for each creating office. The list has a few noticeable gaps in the fonds covered, such as personnel and some administrative records, which are not available to researchers.

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Finding Aids —  Specialized:

For materials relating to Jewish matters, see Dok. ist. evreev (1994), pp. 23–24 (electronic version see on website: http://www.jewish-heritage.org/sea1.htm).

International Relations

International Relations

c-30. Inaba, Chiharu. Russko-iaponskie diplomaticheskie otnosheniia 1917–1962 gg.: Katalog dokumentov (po materialam Arkhiva vneshnei politiki Rossiiskoi Federatsii). Vol. 2: (1917–1962). Tokyo: Nauka Ltd, 1996. viii, 540 p. Text and indexes in Russian. Added title page and preface in English and Japanese. (Lib: MH).

A preliminary catalogue with file level descriptions, covering 3,602 files relating to Russian-Japanese relations from eight different of record groups (including their additional recently declassified secret sections). Geographic, personal name, and subject indexes.

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