Российский государственный архив литературы и искусства

  • Russian State Archives of the Literature and Art
  • Rossiiskii gosudarstvennyi arkhiv literatury i iskusstva


ul. Vyborgskaya 3, korpus 2


(499)159-76-85, (499)159-73-81


(499)159-73-86, (499)150-78-10


Archive was established as Central State Literature Archive in 1941, partly on the basis of the collection of former National Literature Museum (Goslit Muzeum).

Geographical and Cultural Context

Archive is the biggest Russian repository of material referring to the history of the Russian literature, theater, cinema, visual arts and architecture.

Administrative Structure

Archive is divided into 6 departments:

  • Administration
  • Acquisition
  • Securing and State Registration of the Documents
  • Scientific Information
  • Archival Communication
  • Marketing Research

Archival and Other Holdings

Archival collections refer to the cultural history of Russia, among them all periods of the Russian literature history, arts and social thought, contact between the artists and cultural enterpreneurs from Russia and abroad. Archive holds documents of the cultural administration institutions, theaters, cinemas, book editorial houses, cultural societies. Big amount of its collections are private documents of writers, literary critics, visual artists, musicians, cinema and theater directors.

Finding Aids, Guides, and Publication

Full list of record groups of the archive, with detailed description of the content of each of it, is available online:


Opening Times

Reading Rooms of the Archive:

Manuscripts Reading Room is opened: Monday, Tuesday: 9 am - 7 pm Wednesday, Thursday: 9 am - 5 pm Friday: 9 am - 3 pm

Microfilms and Institutional Documents Reading Room: Monday, Thursday: 10 am - 5 pm Tuesday, Wednesday 10 am - 7 pm Friday 10 am - 3 pm


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