Ленинградский областной Государственный архив в Выборге

  • Leningrad Oblast State Archive in Vyborg
  • Leningradskiy oblastnoy Gosudarstvennyi arkhiv v Vyborge


Archive of the Finnish Viipuri (Vyborg) Province was opened in 1934. In the times of Soviet-Finnish war in 1939-1940 and Soviet-German War in 1941-1945 most of the documents of the archive were transfered to the town of Mikkeli in Finland or Kostroma in Soviet Union.

In 1940, after the end of Soviet-Finnish war, Vyborg archive became a branch of NKVD of Karelian-Finnish Republic, and branch of Central NKVD archive in Moscow. It was evacuated into the city of Kostroma in 1941 and returned to Vyborg in 1945 after the end of the war.

In 1951 Archive was restructured into Leningrad Oblast State Archive in Vyborg. In 1964 it became branch of Leningrad Archive of the October Revolution.

Geographical and Cultural Context

Archive holds various documents referring to the history of Petersburg/Leningrad region and Finland in the era of Russian Empire, Soviet State and post-Soviet time.

Mandates/Sources of Authority

Full legal statute of the Archive is available online at:


Administrative Structure

Archive is divided into 6 departments:

  • Fond completion.

  • Securing, Storage and Registration of the Documents

  • Usage and Publication of the Documents

  • Information and Search Systems and Automatic Archive Technologies

  • Document Securing and Registration Laboratory

  • Maintenance

Archival and Other Holdings

On 01.01.2009 Archive had 3207 Research Groups and 1064505 archival folders.

Archive stores documents from pre-Soviet, Soviet and post-Soviet period of various state instututions and civil organizations referring to the Peterburg/Leningrad Oblast, partly to the city itself, and also most of the documentation of the Vyborg Gubernia.

The oldest documents from the archive are dated for 1635, these as well as other XVII - XIX centuries were inherited after the Vyborg Provincial archive and are mainly in Swedish and Finnish languages. These are mainly local administration and institutions documents.

Documents from the Soviet period are referring to the polictical, social, economic and cultural history of the region.

For the Holocaust researchers interesting should be Research Group devoted to the participants of the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945.

Finding Aids, Guides, and Publication

“Краткий справочник по фондам Ленинградского областного государственного архива в Выборге». СПб., 1997 г. [Short Guide around the Fonds of State Archive of the Vyborg Oblast, St. Petersburg 1997]

Opening Times

Archive is opened:

  • from Monday to Thursday, between 9 am and 6 pm, with a lunchbrake between 1 and 2 pm.
  • Fridays, between 9 am and 5 pm, with a lunchbrake between 1 and 2 pm.


  • ClaimsCon'06/online search