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Central Navy Archive, the

Subject / Archives. Libraries./Archives

THE CENTRAL NAVY ARCHIVE of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation (TSVMA) (2 Yekaterinverdersky Prospekt, Gatchina Town). Founded in 1938 in Moscow as archival department of the Executive Office of People’s Commissariat of Navy of the USSR, in 1945 it was relocated to Leningrad and named as the USSR Navy People’s Commissariat Central Archive, then in 1950 it received its present name. In 1961 it was relocated to Gatchina Town. The Archive numbers over 6,000 funds comprising over 2 million units. They include the funds of the Navy Headquarters, main and central offices of People’s Commissariat of Navy, the Navy Ministry, headquarters and offices of fleets, formations, military commands, warships and institutions, as well as documents of the Communist Party and the Young Communist League organizations of all ranks, starting from primary ones. The Archive is one of the major storages of the documents related to the WWII. The funds of the Headquarters, formations, military commands and the Baltic Fleet ships contain materials related to the participation of the navy in the defense of Leningrad. The postwar period is represented by documents on reorganization and development of the Russian Navy, its technique and realization of shipbuilding programmes. The Archive also offers a collection of surface-craft and submarine logbooks. It also has documents on the Navy staff. One of the Archive buildings, the so-called Palace stables, erected to the design of V. Brenna, C. Visconti and A. D. Zakharov, is a monument of architecture.

Ansberg, Olga Nikolayevna

Brenna, Vikenty (Vincenzo) Frantsevich
Visconti, David Ivanovich
Zakharov, Andreyan (Adrian) Dmitriyevich

Leningrad Oblast, the/Gatchina District/Gatchina Town/Yekaterinverdsky Prospekt

Тищенко М.Н. Прошлое и настоящее Центрального военно-морского архива // Отечественное архивоведение. 1993. № 1, С. 60-62
Архивы России. Москва и Санкт-Петербург: Справочник-обозрение и библиогр. указ. М., 1997, С.234–235

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