Arkhiv Vneshnei Politiki Rossiiskoi Imperii Putevoditel'
A unique, never before available guidebook to the archives of tsarist Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Opens the files on the documents, letters and communiqués driving Russia’s foreign policy from the late 16th century through 1917. The Arkhiv vneshnei politiki Rossiiskoi Imperii holds over 500,000 documents in about 400 record groups, primarily encompassing the years 1720 to 1917, with some documents dating from 1537. This guidebook was the first ever to be published for an archive totally devoted to the conduct of Russian foreign policy, whether from the Imperial or Soviet periods.