Archives of the Soviet Communist Party and Soviet State


Documents relating to political conditions in the Soviet Union from 1903 to 1992 are available on 11,676 microfilm reels at the Hoover Archives. Each reel contains approximately 850 pages of documents. The original documents are housed at three Russian archives: the Russian State Archive of Contemporary History, the Russian State Archives of Social and Political History, and the State Archives of the Russian Federation.

Please note that the Mining Afghan Lessons from the Soviet Era (MALSE) Project, led by ESOC Affiliate, Katya Drozdova, utilizes this archive.