Since the breakup of the Soviet Union, Russia has posed a new set of
questions to the West, and has faced new issues in its own region, as well as within its
In the midst of a war to control rebels in the province of Chechnya, Soviet President
Boris Yeltsin resigned on Dec. 31, 1999, and Vladimir Putin became acting president until
elections in March.
Here is a guide to finding out more about Russia, using the
resources of the World Wide Web.
Politics and Current Affairs
Russia Today -- An online publication
featuring news, current affairs, Russian history, culture and more.
Russia.com -- News and information from and
Russian politics -- A
comprehensive personal site provides information on key figures, elections and links
to the CIA site on Russia.
Russian Media Monitoring Agency -- Daily news
from several Russian news media.
The Library of Congress on Russia
Russian news on Yahoo
News from The Wire, on AP
History and Culture
Russian history from
Bucknell University -- an exhaustive site.
Russia Photo Track combines pictures
Early Russian history
also includes current issues.
Russia Alive -- For virtual
travelers or real tourists
Russia on the Net in English and Russian.
Russia National Tourist --
Russian history, culture and tourism.
United States Information Agency --
Especially useful to U.S. tourists and businessmen planning to visit Russia.