Russian State Military History Archive (Rossiiskii gosudarstvennyi voenno-istoricheskii arkhiv) (Russia)

Rossiiskii gosudarstvennyi voenno-istoricheskii arkhiv (RGVIA) as most recently renamed in 1992 (earlier TsGVIA), serves as the centralized archive for military records of the Russian Empire, consolidating the holdings from various pre-revolutionary Russian military archives and other repositories throughout the former Soviet Union. RGVIA retains documentation produced from the activities of highest, central, and local military administration and military agencies of the Russian Empire from the end of the seventeenth century until March of 1918.