Database of Soviet-Era Diaries in Russian Now Available Online
From The Calvert Journal:
Prozhito.org (Lives Lived), a database of thousands of diary entries written in Russian throughout the 20th century, went online on Friday evening. So far its content is limited to officially published diaries of writers, scientists and other prominent members of Soviet society, but the database’s creators plan to digitise thousands of diaries of ordinary citizens too, offering an unique glimpse into the day-to-day life of the USSR. Through Prozhito.org users can access diary entries written by a specific person or by anyone on the eve of a historical event, such as Lenin’s death or Gagarin’s spaceflight.
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