Abamedia archive is not a traditional archival collection,
but rather a contemporary collection of transcripts and images
resulting from documentary work in and about Russia.
is the parent company of Russian Archives Online and thus felt it
would be beneficial to researchers and students of Russian history
to be able to have access to materials collected on various subjects.
Due to the nature of documentary filmmaking, many important relevations
and recollections concerning life in the Soviet Union do not make
it into the final film or television program. We have had transcripts
of interviews assembled (and translated into English if necessary)
of various Russian and Western individuals who either relate first-hand
experiences or provide knowledgable commentary concerning the Soviet
Union. This collection will continue to grow as more Russian-orientated
documentaries are created.
more general information about Abamedia, please see About