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100th anniversary of the Russian revolution:research, collections and events at IISHThe Bolsheviks, who came to power in Russia in 1917, looked upon the family as a bastion of the old order, which... [Collection highlight]
100th anniversary of the Russian revolution:research, collections and events at IISH The Russian revolution of 1917 and the ensuing Civil War (1918-22) are above all known as a struggle between the... [Collection highlight]
In spring 2016 the Institute received from de Wit’s family a useful addition of 0.25 m. to the Wim de Wit archive. Wim de Wit was one of a group of Dutch architects and engineers who, full of... [Collection highlight]
In May 2015 the IISH received the modest but interesting papers of Nikolaj Vasilévič Šelgunov and several of his relatives. The papers consist of more than fifty documents, almost all of which relate... [Collection highlight]
Posrednik and Svobodnoe SlovoThose who were not, like the Narodniki, directly concerned with spurring the Russian people to revolution and resistance, but rather simply desired to travel the steady... [Collection highlight]
In the 1920s the Dutch architect Han van Loghem and his wife Berthe Neumeijer traveled  to the Soviet Union, where they settled in Kemerovo in eastern Siberia. Van Loghem was invited by the Dutch... [Collection highlight]
The Campaign against Psychiatric Abuse (CAPA), British section of the Geneva initiating committee against abuses of psychiatry for political purposes struggled against the fate and treatment of... [Collection highlight]
In 2011 the IISH acquired with help of the Friends of the IISH an original typescript (176 pp.) by Nadja Strasser (1871-1955). This typescript tells the story of Nadia Ossipovna, known as 'Dina', who... [Collection highlight]
In the beginning of the 20th century, Dutch expats worked and lived in Stoupky (now Artemovsk), Ukraine, near the Peter the Great salt mine.Leendert Willem van den Muyzenberg became director of this... [Collection highlight]
The Democratic Movement in Russia, 1985-2005 Collection is a personal collection of Aleksandr Ermakov, activist in the democratic and anarchist movements in St. Petersburg from the late 1980s to the... [Collection highlight]

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