Russkii arkhiv is a well-known monthly historical and literary journal published in Moscow from 1863 to 1917 (published bimonthly from 1880-1884). Founded by Pyotr I. Bartenev, Russkii arkhiv captured the Russian cultural, intellectual, and political, landscape during the 18th and 19th centuries. Russkii arkhiv published mostly unreleased memoirs and epistolary, literary and institutional documentary materials that highlighted the cultural and political history of the Russian nobility. Documents in the journal celebrated Russia’s renowned literary and artistic culture, including those devoted to the life and work of Alexander Pushkin, letters and diaries by numerous Decembrists, notes from ambassadors to the Court of Peter the Great, accounts of Peter the Great reforms, and diaries and memoirs by members of the ruling, military, and aristocratic classes of Russia.
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