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*Federal'noe arkhivnoe agentstvo Rossii (Rosarkhiv)[Federal Archival Agency of Russia]
Agency: Prezident Rossiiskoi Federatsii
[President of the Russian Federation]
Address: 115035, Moscow, Sofiiskaia nab., 34, build. 1
Telephone: +7 495 190-55-33
Fax: +7 495 190-55-38
Opening hours: M–Th 9:00–18:00; F 9:00–16:45
Transport: metro: Novokuznetskaia + bus M5 to stop Bol'shoi Moskvoretskii most; metro: Tret'iakovskaia, Kitai-gorod, Ploshchad' Revoliutsii, Borovitskaia, Biblioteka im. Lenina
Chief of the Federal Archival Agency: Andrei Nikolaevich Artizov (tel. +7 495 190-55-33; e-mail Artizov_AN@gov.ru)
State Secretary–Deputy Chief: Oleg Vladimirovich Naumov (tel. +7 495 190-55-35; e-mail Naumov_OV@gov.ru)
Deputy Chief: Andrei Viktorovich Iurasov (tel. +7 495 190-55-31; e-mail Yurasov_AV@gov.ru)
Rosarkhiv, the administrative agency in charge of state archives throughout the Russian Federation was founded as the State Committee for Archival Affairs of Russia (Roskomarkhiv) in 1990 on the basis of the Main Archival Administration of the RSFSR (Glavarkhiv RSFSR). In the fall of 1991, Roskomarkhiv took over the former all-union central state archives previously administered by Glavarkhiv SSSR, all the administrative functions of that organ, as well as institutes and agencies under its jurisdiction. Roskomarkhiv’s administrative and jurisdictional functions with respect to federal-level archives were defined by a directive of 24 June 1992. A presidential decree in September 1992 (implemented by a December 1992 regulation) reorganized Roskomarkhiv as the State Archival Service of Russia (Rosarkhiv). As of 14 August 1996, it was renamed the Federal Archival Service of Russia. In March 2004 Rosarkhiv was transferred to the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation as Federal Archival Agency (Rosarkhiv). In March 2016 it was transferred to the jurisdiction of President of the Russian Federation.
The current status of governmental and non-governmental archives in Russia is based on the “Federal Law of the Russian Federation on the Archival Affairs of the Russian Federation” (no. FZ-125, 22 October 2004), and the “Regulation on the Archival Fond of the Russian Federation” (March 1994). These, together with the “Regulation on the Federal Archival Agency of Russia” (June 2004), designate Rosarkhiv as the executive agency of state policies with respect to archival affairs.
A directive in March 1999 reorganized the network of federal-level state archives under Rosarkhiv, which now stands at fourteen: the thirteen federal archives in Moscow and St. Petersburg and also the Russian State Historical Archive of the Far East—RGIA DV (B–14), which is now located in Vladivostok (formerly in Tomsk). First, the March directive combined the former Komsomol Archive—TsKhDMO (see B–12) with the former Central Party Archive—RTsKhIDNI (see B–12); the consolidated facility was renamed the Russian State Archive of Socio-Political History—RGASPI (B–12). Secondly, the pre-1991 secret Special Archive (TsGOA) for captured records, which in 1992 had been renamed the Center for Preservation of Historico-Documentary Collections—TsKhIDK (see B–8) was consolidated with the Russian State Military Archive—RGVA (B–8). At the same time the Center for Preservation of Contemporary Documentation (predominantly for post-1953 CP records)—TsKhSD was rebaptized the Russian State Archive of Contemporary History—RGANI (see B–13).
The most recent official regulations for archival use were issued in June 2013—"Order for the Use of Archival Documents in State and Municipal Archives of the Russian Federation," with amendments in December 2015 (available in Russian at http://archives.ru/documents/order-us...).
Spravochno-informatsionnyi tsentr federal'nykh gosudarstvennykh arkhivov (SITs FGA)
[Reference-Informational Center of Federal State Archives]