3. resources in the rest of the world
3.2 cultural institutions
The Amherst Center for Russian Culture website contains general information and articles about the Massachusetts-based Amherst Center for Russian Culture and a listing of its catalogued archives. The Center holds a significant collection of periodicals, almost 15,000 books and 170 boxes of archival material including documents by Andrei Bely, Vasily Kandinsky, Boris Pilnyak, Ivan Bunin, Ilya Ehrenburg, Vladimir Nabokov, Boris Pasternak, AlekseiRemizov, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and Marina Tsvetaeva.
The University of Texas's Maps of Russia and Former Soviet Republics is an extensive collection of maps available online in digital format from the Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection. It includes maps of all areas of the former Soviet Union from the early 1980s to the present, many themed on different issues such as administrative divisions,defence facilities, youth distribution, resources and nationalities.
The Meeting of Frontiers website is a bilingual digital library detailing the history of exploration and settlement by America in its western territories and by Russia in Siberia and the point where their new-found frontiers met. It includes information on books, other printed materials, manuscripts, photographs, maps, music, cinema and exhibitions.
The Ruskiy Mir Foundation is a Russian government initiative which aims to reconnect the Russian diaspora with its homeland. It also supports teaching of the Russian language outside Russia.