General Russia/USSR Resources


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A comprehensive and well organized list of resources


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The Russo-Japanese War Research Society has dedicated this site to the research and documentation of The Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905. Set in a newspaper format, the site provides a large ammount of information on the conflict as well as maps, charts, documents, a message board, and more.


This informative PBS site attempts to answer the question: Who are the Russian People? There are lesson plans, links, a timeline, a glossary, a bibliography, a media index, and a chat forum.


12bet手机版首页 The official website for the President of Russia translated into English. It makes photos, videos, transcripts, and documents available to the public.


The only English language newspaper for Russia

Russian Revolution


12bet手机版首页 Part of PBS’s The People’s Century television series, this site covers the Russian Revolution and its aftermath, providing text and audio interviews, a teacher’s guide, and links to related sites.


12bet手机版首页 The Alexander Palace site covers the history of Alexander Palace and the Romanovs and includes biographies, diaries, letters, maps, and more.

Soviet Era


Site contains declassified Soviet documents from 1917 to 1991

2008 Russia Georgia Conflict

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12bet手机版首页 The English version of the official web site for Georgia.

The English language paper for Georgia.

Russia Georgia Conflict News Articles


12bet手机版首页 From the New York Times, a chronological listing of all articles having to do with the conflict in Georgia.


BBC 2009 article about debates over who started the war


2010 Newsweek article on peace between Russia and Georgia, especially looking towards Russia’s 2014 winter games.

Russia Georgia Conflict Primary Sources

Azerbaijan International is “an independent magazine published since 1993 and committed to the discussion of issues related to Azerbaijanis around the world.” They host a collection of 12 primary source documents related to the Russia-Georgia conflict of 2008

12bet手机版首页Official policy statements from President of Russia, Dmitri A. Medvedev, Aug 26, 2008

12bet手机版首页Discussion of the ongoing crisis in the Caucasus.

Official European Union Inquiry about the the origins of the South Ossetia conflict. (File will download and open as a PDF.)

Lesson Plans, Teacher Guides, Activities, and more


Part of the California History-Social Science content standards and annotated course which include: background information, focus questions, pupil activities and handouts, assessment, and references to books, articles, web sites, literature, audio-video programs, and historic site. Grade 10.


In this New York Times lesson, students explore communism from historical and theoretical perspectives to present to fellow classmates at a teach-in.(September 9, 2002)


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Russia/Georgia 2008 Conflict Lesson Plans

From National Geographic, a lesson plan on central Asia geography.


Designed for ages 15-18, this lesson uses maps to help students discover where people move when armed conflict erupts in their home lands.