For many decades after the Russian Revolution, films and photos
depicting Soviet life were carefully controlled. Now, while Russia
is open to the world, it’s not always easy to gain quick and legal
access to these audio-visual treasures.
In 1998, RAO brought together leading international experts in
archival science with Russian government archivists to create a
unique multi-lingual online catalogue. Now, RAO has researchers
and technical resources in Russia that assist our customers get
fast and accurate results.