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Russia and East Europe

Compiled by the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  1. General
    1. A History of Russia
      http://imp.lss.wisc.edu/~creeca
      A History of Russia, developed by Dr. Michael Petrovich at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, features the history of Russia from 800-1917.
    2. A List of Russian Web Servers
      http://www.mark-itt.ru/jwz/WWW_list/other.html
      This site offers an extensive list of Russian Web Servers. A good place to start for specific information about regions and cities in Russia.
    3. An Illustrated History of Russia
      http://www.cs.toronto.edu/~mes/russia/history.html
      This page compiles pictures pertaining to Russian historical heritage and photos witnessing recent events in Russia. You can also find an illustrated description of main periods in the history of Moscow, a brief introduction into the early history of the Russian Orthodox Church with more detailed collection of historical resources.
    4. Bucknell University Russian Page
      http://www.departments.bucknell.edu/russian/
      This award-winning site greets you with the Russian National Anthem, and features a large variety of information and resources related to the study of Russia.
    5. Friends and Partners
      http://www.friends-partners.org/friends/home.html
      This site was jointly developed by citizens of the US and Russia to promote better understanding between the people of our countries. Browse the online databases to learn more.
    6. Historical Maps of Siberia and the Russian Far East
      http://www.feefhs.org/maps/rusa/mapirusa.html
      This site offers a collection of maps of Siberia and the Russian Far East. Maps can be easily downloaded and viewed.
    7. Mother Russia Citylink
      http://members.tripod.com/~argun
      This site provides an interactive map of the Russian Federation. Users can easily access valuable demographic, weather, and reference information about cities throughout Russia.
    8. Photos from Caucasus
      caucasus-pictures.blogspot.com
      As the title of this page suggests, Photos from Caucasus offers a selection of pictures from this region of Russia.
    9. Royal Russia
      http://angelfire.com/pa/ImperialRussian/index.html
      This web site offers a history of the Romanov Dynasty and the Russian monarchy. Follow links to learn about members of the monarchy, as well as articles regarding the fate of the Romanovs.
    10. Russia House
      http://www.russiahouse.org/
      This site contains a wide selection of Soviet/Russian Space Program memorabilia and hardware. Russia House also offers a list of books related to the Russian Space Program and satellite images from various missions.
    11. Russia on the Net
      http://www.ru/
      Russia on the Net is the original Russian WWW directory. This site contains links to information about all aspects of Russian culture, society, business, education, government, and news.
    12. Russia on the Web
      http://www.valley.net/~transnat/
      This site features an impressive collection of information regarding all aspects of russian history, culture, philosophy, politics, etc.
    13. Russian Phototrack
      http://www.cs.toronto.edu/~mes/russia/photo.html
      Developed by the University of Toronto, this site offers information about specific regions in Russia, as well as links to information about current events and weather in Russia.
    14. Siberia AK
      http://www.workingdogweb.com/Beringia.htm
      Siberia is a region of Eastern Russia bounded on the west by the Ural Mountains, on the north by the Arctic Ocean, on the east by the Pacific Ocean, and on the south by China, Mongolia, and Kazakhstan. Siberia AK is a personal home page developed to share information about this region of Russia.
    15. Siberia Online
      http://www.sib.ru/
      Siberia Online provides information about Siberia in Russian and English.
    16. St. Petersburg Times (English language newspaper)
      http://www.sptimes.ru/
      The St. Petersburg Times offers an interesting example of an English language newspaper that is published in St. Petersburg, Russia. Read all about it!
    17. Tatarstan on the Internet
      http://www.kcn.ru/tat_en/
      Developed by Kazan State University, this site offers a wealth of information about Tatarstan including history, politics, economics, culture, science, education, and religion.
    18. The Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA)
      http://polyglot.lss.wisc.edu/creeca/
      The CREECA web site features a large variety of information and resources related to the study of Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia. CREECA also features an extensive outreach service for K-16 teachers including a video and curriculum library and professional development workshops.
    19. The Face of Russia
      http://www.pbs.org/weta/faceofrussia/
      Sponsored by PBS, the Face of Russia offers a timeline of Russian history, a reference section, information about the PBS series, and a forum for individuals interested in learning about and discussing topics and issues related to Russia.
  2. Eastern Europe
    1. Albania at a Glance
      http://www.acdi-cida.gc.ca/CIDAWEB/acdicida.nsf/En/JUD-22710215-KZR
      Albania at a Glance offers information about the history, geography, and people of Albania.
    2. Albanian Home Page
      http://www.albanian.com/main/
      Albania itself has a population of about 3.3 million, while there are close to seven million Albanians who live in their ancestral lands in the Balkans. From these pages, you will be able to learn about the history, culture and traditions of all Albanians.
    3. Bulgaria Home Page
      http://www.bulgariatravel.org/eng/index.php
      This site offers an extensive collection of information related to Bulgaria including maps, history, culture, news, weather, and education.
    4. Croatian Web Central
      http://www.dalmatia.net/croatia/
      Focuses mainly on general information about Croatia including news, current events, history, culture, etc. This site also includes a search engine.
    5. Czech Home Page
      http://www.czech.cz/
      Available in Czech and English, this is the official web site of the Czech Republic. This site is very well organized and offers a wealth of information and resources.
    6. Explore Poland
      http://www.explore-poland.pl/
      The goal of this guide is to give you some general view of Poland. This site states that they do not intend to provide users with tons of information about every castle or every town in Poland. This site will indicate what the developers of this site consider to be the best in Poland and help you to choose your next destination.
    7. Hina News Line
      http://www.hina.hr/
      Hina News Line is a Croatian News Agency's online news service and bulletins. This site is in English and Croatian.
    8. History and Politics of Bulgaria
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulgaria
      This online resource provides general and practical information about Bulgaria.
    9. Hungary Home Page
      http://www.fsz.bme.hu/hungary/homepage.html
      This site offers information and documents on Hungary, as well as hundreds of links to the Hungarian Internet services.
    10. Hungary.Network
      http://www.net.hu/
      Presented primarily in Hungarian, the Hungary.Network provides several sites in English including a film and picture archive.
    11. Lithuania Home Page
      http://www.ktl.mii.lt/homepage/liet1-1.html
      This site provides general information about Lithuania including history, language, politics, economics, land, and people. Use the interactive map to learn more about a specific city.
    12. Lithuanian History
      http://neris.mii.lt/history/history.html
      This site, which includes a map and pictures, offers information concerning the history and rulers of Lithuania.
    13. Polish Home Page
      http://www.fuw.edu.pl/PHe.html
      Hosted by Warsaw University, the Polish Home Page serves as a clearinghouse for information about Poland in both English and Polish. This site features links to several Polish search engines.
    14. Radio Free Europe
      http://www.rferl.org/
      According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, "Everyone has the right...to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers." The Radio Free Europe web site offers extensive coverage of issues of importance for all areas of Europe and Russia.
    15. Republic of Croatia Home Page
      http://www.hr/
      The Republic of Croatia Home Page serves as the WWW Directory for the entire country. This is a great place to look for information about Croatia. This site includes an interactive map.
    16. Romanian Home Page
      http://indis.ici.ro/romania/homepage.html
      The Romanian Home Page serves as an Internet directory for Romania. This site offers an interactive map of Romania with links to information about the country.
    17. Serbia Homepage
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serbia
      This site offers links to other sites related to Serbia, Yugoslavia, and the Balkans. Follow links to the official Serbian Home Page or learn more about Serbian cuisine
    18. Serbian Unity Congress
      http://www.suc.org/
      The Serbian Unity Congress is a non-profit international organization representing Serbs and friends of Serbs in the diaspora committed to ensuring the continuation of the Serbian heritage. It was incorporated in 1990 in response to the historic changes occurring in Yugoslavia. Its long-term goal is to contribute to democratization and reconstruction of the Serbian territories.
    19. Slovak Cultural and Information Centre (SCIC)
      http://www.slovak.com/scic/index.html
      The Slovak Cultural and Information Center provides information about the goals of the SCIC, travel in Slovakia, and links to other resources related to Slovakia.
    20. Slovak Republic Home Page
      http://www.slovak.com/
      This site provides a general overview of Slovakia including a map, demographic statistics, history, language, and culture.
    21. Virtual Macedonia
      http://www.vmacedonia.com/
      Virtual Macedonia is a wonderful resource for learning more about all aspects of Macedonian history, culture, language, music, art, etc.
    22. Virtual Romania
      http://www.virtualromania.org/
      Established in 1994, this site claims to be the first Romanian site on the Internet. Follow the many links to information and resources about Romania.