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ArcheoBiblioBase: Archives in Russia: B 6

Rossiiskii gosudarstvennyi arkhiv ekonomiki (RGAE)

[Russian State Archive of the Economy]

Agency: Federal'noe arkhivnoe agentstvo Rossii (Rosarkhiv)
[Federal Archival Agency of Russia]


Address: 119817, Moscow, ul. Bol'shaia Pirogovskaia, 17
Telephone: (495) 245-26-64; Fax: (495) 245-26-64; RdngRm: 245-81-17
Hours: MW 12:00-20:00; TuTh 10:00-18:00; F 10:00-16:00 (Summer: M-F 12:00-18:00; August closed)
Director: Elena Aleksandrovna Tiurina (tel. 246-48-56)
Deputy Director: Andrei Igorevich Miniuk (tel. 245-83-62)
Head of the Reading Room: Rimma Raufovna Mubarakshina (tel. 245-81-17)

Previous Names

About RGAE

Formerly known as TsGANKh SSSR, the centralized archive for postrevolutionary records relating to the economy, was renamed RGAE in 1992. The archive is the principal repository for all-union records relating to economic and fiscal matters, including those of central agencies of economic administration of the USSR from 1917 to 1991 on different levels of the economy--from local offices and trusts to the people's commissariats (narkomats) and ministries and state committees throughout the USSR. The first major complex of fonds comprises records and statistical materials of state commissariats and later ministries, state committees such as the State Statistical Committee (Goskomstat), planning agencies such as Gosplan, and other central governmental agencies and organizations. The second large complex of records in RGAE combines fonds of manufacturing organizations, which were under the authority of the central administrative agencies for the national economy. A third complex of records is represented by fonds of scientific and research institutions (NII). Still another complex comprises fonds of central administrative organs for producers' cooperatives and consumers' cooperative societies. The archive has also accumulated a large complex of personnel files and personal papers, including those of leading functionaries in all branches of the national economy.


Many formerly restricted fonds or parts thereof have been declassified, including most of the records of Gosplan, the State Committee on Statistics (Goskomstat), and military industrial institutions. Secret sections remain in many fonds of more recent origin--as of spring 2003, less than five percent of the holdings. Information about still restricted fonds will appear in the fourth volume of the new guide.

See Biulleten' rassekrechennykh dokumentov federal'nykh arkhivov i tsentrov khraneniia dokumentatsii (1998-2004, vyp. 2, 4, 5) for an annotated list of fonds, files, and some individual documents that have been declassified through 1997-2003.

Working Conditions

The reading room is shared with GA RF. Readers may order up to 10 files per day, which may be kept on reserve for a month. A single reader is permitted to keep only 20 files on reserve at one time. Orders are delivered within 2 working days.

Recent General Guides

Recent Specialized Microform Collections