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HU OSA 300-81-9 Video Recordings of Soviet and Russian Television Programs
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Video Recordings of Soviet and Russian Television Programs
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Date(s)
1985 - 1994 (predominant predominant 1992-1994)
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Extent and medium (estimated)
There are 646 video cassettes in this series.
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Extent and medium (processed)
647 VHS PAL, 16.18 linear meters
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Monitoring Unit
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Scope and content (abstract)

The fonds consist of cca. 1500 hours of off-air recordings of Soviet and Russian television broadcasts. They include political, cultural, educational, military, sports and news programs, through which political changes in Russia reflected by the media in the late 80s and early 90s can be traced. Of particular value are the political programs relating to "perestroika", such as the appointment of Mr. Gorbachev as General Secretary of CC CPSU (March 1985); a Communist Party Meeting Speech by Gorbachev (1986); the 20th Congress of the Soviet Komsomol, featuring a perestroika speech by Gorbachev (1987) and Gorbachev on nuclear disarmament in 1988. The fonds also include footage related to various high priority political issues of the late 80s and early 90s, such as CIA agent Edward Lee Howard's request for political asylum in the USSR; a press conference given by ex-Radio Liberty employee Oleg Tumanov upon his return to the USSR; the freedom movements of the Baltic states in 1987; films and news about the "Soviet mission" in Afghanistan in 1988; a film about the lives of children in orphanages in the Moscow region in 1988. Also included is Yeltsin's speech in the House of Lords in 1992; a film about the war in the Caucasus made in 1992; a news broadcast on the programs of political parties in Russia in 1992; programs about alcoholism, drug addiction and crime in Russia and a film about the history of the first Soviet A-bomb.

Content and structure
Accruals
Not Expected
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System of arrangement

Arranged chronologically

Conditions of access and use
Conditions governing access
Not Restricted
Notes
There are 646 video cassettes in this series, 188 of which have been processed so far. The database will be updated as new materials are processed.
Description Control
Archivist's note
Initially processed by Attila József Balázsi, 2000. Detailed finding aids was created by Yulia Karpova in 2008-2010; described by Zsuzsanna Zádori, October, 2002; translated to Russian by Katerina Belenkina, January, 2022.
HU OSA 300-81-9 Video Recordings of Soviet and Russian Television Programs
BookIconSeries Description
Context
Hierarchy
Statistics
Folders / Items
Identity Statement
Title
Video Recordings of Soviet and Russian Television Programs
Identity Statement
Date(s)
1985 - 1994 (predominant predominant 1992-1994)
Identity Statement
Description Level
Series
Identity Statement
Extent and medium (estimated)
There are 646 video cassettes in this series.
Identity Statement
Extent and medium (processed)
647 VHS PAL, 16.18 linear meters
Context
Name of creator(s)
Monitoring Unit
Content and structure
Scope and content (abstract)

The fonds consist of cca. 1500 hours of off-air recordings of Soviet and Russian television broadcasts. They include political, cultural, educational, military, sports and news programs, through which political changes in Russia reflected by the media in the late 80s and early 90s can be traced. Of particular value are the political programs relating to "perestroika", such as the appointment of Mr. Gorbachev as General Secretary of CC CPSU (March 1985); a Communist Party Meeting Speech by Gorbachev (1986); the 20th Congress of the Soviet Komsomol, featuring a perestroika speech by Gorbachev (1987) and Gorbachev on nuclear disarmament in 1988. The fonds also include footage related to various high priority political issues of the late 80s and early 90s, such as CIA agent Edward Lee Howard's request for political asylum in the USSR; a press conference given by ex-Radio Liberty employee Oleg Tumanov upon his return to the USSR; the freedom movements of the Baltic states in 1987; films and news about the "Soviet mission" in Afghanistan in 1988; a film about the lives of children in orphanages in the Moscow region in 1988. Also included is Yeltsin's speech in the House of Lords in 1992; a film about the war in the Caucasus made in 1992; a news broadcast on the programs of political parties in Russia in 1992; programs about alcoholism, drug addiction and crime in Russia and a film about the history of the first Soviet A-bomb.

Content and structure
Accruals
Not Expected
Content and structure
System of arrangement

Arranged chronologically

Conditions of access and use
Conditions governing access
Not Restricted
Notes
There are 646 video cassettes in this series, 188 of which have been processed so far. The database will be updated as new materials are processed.
Description Control
Archivist's note
Initially processed by Attila József Balázsi, 2000. Detailed finding aids was created by Yulia Karpova in 2008-2010; described by Zsuzsanna Zádori, October, 2002; translated to Russian by Katerina Belenkina, January, 2022.