Location and Contact Details:

Address: 117452, Moscow, ul. Azovskaia, 17

This archive is hard to find. This metro station is on a connection line (between the green and grey lines). It is best to find the produktyon the corner oful. Azovskaiaand ul. Kakhovska, then proceed down this side of ul. Azovskaiauntil you find dom 17 – a large, brown brick building.

Metro: Kakhovskaia 
Web: http://gau.mosreg.ru/depends_cgamo/
Email: archive@obladm.msk.ru
Phone: (499) 318-03-37 Fax: (499) 610-86-71 

Archive director: Viktor Nikolaevich Gorshkov 

Chief archivist: Nadezhda Aleksandrovna Demidova

Opening Hours: 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 0930–1700
Friday: 0930–1300

How to  Register:

You are greeted at the door by a guard. Request to work in the archive. You will be directed to the reading-room (3rd door on the right). After explaining your tema, you will be sent to the director’s office (across the hall). Take this back to the reading room, where you will then complete the normal questionnaire forms and be provided with a propusk.

How to Order Material:

Request an order form from Nadezhda Aleksandrovna. The average wait is 2-3 days. The maximum order is 6 dela.

Reading Room Practices, General Hints and Tips:

This is the most relaxed archive in Moscow, possibly Russia! Photography is permitted, but one should ask before copying documents. There is no stolovaia in the archive, and no cafes nearby. However, there is a fridge in the cloakroom should you want to take lunch.