Type of site
Runivers is an online library aimed to provide free access to authentic documents, books and texts related to Russian history, which were previously kept in major libraries and state archives. This project is not-profit.
Books and publications
As of August 2010, Runivers claimed to contain over 1,500 books (high quality facsimile copies of original materials) mostly about Russian history. Also Runivers provides access to encyclopedias, document collections and photos. Many of the publications were not available for general public or were forbidden in Soviet Union (e.g. works of Russian philosophers). The site includes a calendar with daily updates related to memorable events and people.
Runivers offers a collection of photographs taken by distinguished Russian photographers at the turn of the 20th century. Each photo gallery is accompanied by the biography of the photographer. The captions give information about the picture, objects on it and a place where it was taken.
- Dmitriev, Maksim Petrovich
- Den'er, Andrey Ivanovich
- Levitsky, Sergei Lvovich
- Karl Karlovich Bulla
- Barschevskiy, Ivan Fedorovich
- Karelin, Andrey Osipovich
- Karrik, Vasiliy Andreevich
- Prokudin-Gorsky, Sergey Mikhaylovich
Runivers features a military history encyclopedia combined from:
- Encyclopedic Military Lexicon. Sankt-Petersburg. 1852-1855 (Военный энциклопедический лексикон)
- Encyclopedia of Military and Marine Sciences. Sankt-Petersburg. 1883-1897 (Энциклопедия военных и морских наук)
- Military Enceclopedia. Published by Sytin. Sankt-Petersburg. 1911-1915 (Военная энциклопедия Сытина)
- Complete collection of laws of Russian Empire
- Complete collection of military encyclopedias
- Many other dictionaries and encyclopedias
- Periodical. Journal "Questions of philosophy and psychology" was not available for general public in Soviet Union
- Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary
- Archival documents collected by Russian Academy of Sciences and the Archeographic Commission
- Collection of books on military and marine history of Russia
- There are more than 3200 historical documents presented in the Runivers covering the following topics:
- Biographies and main works of Russian philosophers as well as their books, manuscript, letters, diaries.
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