Центральный государственный архив Кабардино-Балкарской Республики
- Central State Archive of the Kabardin-Balkar Republic
- Tsentralnyi Gosudarstvennyi arkhiv Kabardino-Balkarskoy Respubliki
Archive of the Kabardin-Balkar region was established in 1936. In January 1937 it contained 155 Research Groups, among them 33 referring to the pre-1917 period, 63 392 document folders from which 29 917 had their descriptions.
In 1940 Archive was restructured into Central Archive of the Kabardin-Balkar Autonomous Socialist Republic. In 1941 most important documents of the archive were marked for the evacuation, others were hidden in the various localities in the region or destroyed. Most important documents were transferred in October 1942 to Central Asia to the city of Stalinabad. During the war 44 archival Research Groups were lost.
Archive resumed its work in April 1943.
Geographical and Cultural Context
Central State Archive of the Kabardin-Balkar Republic contains documents referring to the social-economic, civic, political and cultural history of the Republic from the 1793 until the present day.
Mandates/Sources of Authority
All the legal acts referring to the Archival activities in the Kabardin-Balkar Republic are accessible online at: http://www.kbrarchive.ru/normativ_acts.htm.
Archival and Other Holdings
For 01.01.2014 Archive contains 930 Research Groups- 299 158 Document Folders, and 348 355 photographies.
Central State Archive of the Kabardin-Balkar Republic contains documents referring to the social-economic, civic, political and cultural history of the Republic from the 1811 until the present day.
Among them researchers may find: state decrees referring to the Northern Caucasus from the years 1855-1868, security documents from the Soviet period, deportations and repatriation of the Balkars in the years 1944-1960, documents referring to the various aspects of the 1941-1945 war and German occupation.
Finding Aids, Guides, and Publication
Interesting for the Holocaust researchers may be: "Картотека «Жители Еврейского поселка, пострадавшие в период немецкой оккупации»"- [Card Index of the Jewish Community members being victims of the German Occupation] that is accessible in the Archive.
General description of the Archive resources can be found online: