Soviet Cinema Online. Archival Documents from RGALI, 1923-1935

• Dates (inclusive): 1923-1935
• Languages used: predominantly Russian, occasionally other European languages
• EAD finding aids are available
Location of originals: Russian State Archive of Literature and Art (RGALI)

The documents in this collection cover the period when state monopoly control over the Soviet cinema industry - production, distribution and exhibition - was being established and this is why they cover a number of different organizations and institutions. They include minutes of board meetings and discussions of the major issues confronting the medium during a crucial period in its development. The subjects covered deal not only with internal organizational, thematic and ideological matters, but also with external trade relations. These files will be of interest to anyone researching the history of Soviet culture in general and that of `the most important of the arts’ in particular, in both its domestic political and ideological context and in the light of the changing international political and economic background.

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