ArcheoBiblioBase: Archives in Russia: C-9
Tsentral'nyi arkhiv vnutrennikh voisk MVD RF (TsAVV)[Central Archive of Internal Troops]
Agency: Ministerstvo vnutrennikh del RF (MVD Rossii)
[Ministry of Internal Affairs]
Address: 107150, Moscow, ul. Ivanteevskaia (formerly Podbel'skogo), 5
Telephone: +7 499 160-38-78, +7 499 160-22-31, +7 499 966-84-30, +7 499 966-82-86,
Opening hours: M–Th 9:00–17:00, F 9:00–16:00
Transport: metro: Ulitsa Podbel'skogo, tram: 4, 7, 46; bus: 80
Chief: Sergei Andreevich Lashkevich (tel. +7 499 160-04-33)
The Military Archive of the Staff of Troops was established in 1923 by order of the State Political Administration (GPU) of the Staff of Internal Troops for the collection and preservation of, and research in the records of internal troop units, and their utilization for scientific and practical aims.
TsAVV stores records of the operations of the Chief Administration of Internal Troops of the MVD SSSR and the Main Administration of the Command of Internal Troops of the Russian MVD, their administrations, troop formations, military-training establishments (1932–1988), troop units and institutions of the internal troops (since 1951), and the special escort units for security of important state objects (1946–1988). Moreover, this repository preserves the records of the Political Administration of the Internal Troops of the MVD SSSR and other political organs (1951–1991), as well as Party and Komsomol organizations in the separate units and regional (okruzhnye) administrations, and military depots.
N.B. Documentation predating 1951 has been transferred to RGVA (B–8). Those records are described, together with concise agency histories for the various troops and their successive organizations, in the 1993 guide to RGVA (b–335, vol. 2, pp. 299–346).