Memory of the World
Russian Federation - The State Archives of the Charters and Manuscripts
Unique sources on socio-political and cultural history of the Russian government and especially the Grand-Ducal and Tsars' archives of XIII-XVI centuries. It is the unique retained archives of the Princedom of the Ancient Russia. In addition a significant part of the materials has an outstanding art meaning as highly skilled masters, calligraphists and miniaturists, were involved in their creation.
Photos: © Russian State Archives of Ancient Documents