This site contains a selection of Russian handwritten documents intended for use in teaching Russian history and related subjects. All of the documents either come from my personal collection or are, to the best of my knowledge, in the public domain. If you would like to contribute a document or make suggestions, please write to
Olga E. Glagoleva, at

V.I. Lenin. Telegram  to V.N. Kharlov, 1918

V.I. Lenin. Tovarishchi rabochie…, 1918

Passport, 1923

S.M. Solov’ev. Autobiography,
the 1850s

I.V. Stalin and F.E. Dzerzhinskii. Letter to V.I. Lenin, 1919.

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