Where can one find old Russian scientific papers in physics, say, in the Proceedings of the Russian Academy of Sciences or Zhurnal Eksperimentalnoy i Teoreticheskoy Fiziki? Can they be found online somewhere?

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    $\begingroup$ One of these decades the old JETP archive is gonna get DOIs and everything. $\endgroup$ May 20, 2017 at 20:46

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JETP english archive (73-96), may be found here http://www.jetp.ac.ru/cgi-bin/e/index . Russian archive also starts at 73, so I think earlier versions may be found in libraries only.

I found some issues of Proceedings of the RAS here: http://elibrary.ru/issues.asp?id=7781 in Russian only. It seems that they are not translated at all. And normal electronic version does not exists even for Russian.

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, Misha, I'm finding similar links but I need older than that. For instance, Басов и Прохоров ЖЭТФ, 27, 431 (1954) и Басов и Прохоров, Изв.АНСССР, 101, 47 (1945). It would be very nice if someone has them and can send them to my e-mail. $\endgroup$
    – ganzewoort
    Sep 17, 2011 at 4:01
  • $\begingroup$ Of course, this doesn't solve the problem because recently the libraries are displacing these journals to remote locations and it's very hard to get them. I'm talking about the MIT, Harvard libraries or the libraries in NYC, Bobst Library or NY Public Library. I think the situation at Columbia U. is similar. Don't know what to do. Maybe one solution is to ask colleagues from Russia to kindly send copies over the net but I can't even find Russian chats that I could address this question. $\endgroup$
    – ganzewoort
    Sep 17, 2011 at 4:02

Успехи физических наук 1918-2011 years

For example - А.М. Прохоров, Н.Г. Басов Молекулярный генератор и усилитель УФН 57 (11) (1955)

English version - Physics-Uspekhi 1958-2011 years

  • $\begingroup$ @ganzewoort, It may be useful for you - Collected papers in russian and english. $\endgroup$
    – voix
    Sep 17, 2011 at 15:58
  • $\begingroup$ again, thanks a bunch. This is of real help. Makes me woder, though, why isn't Basov and Prokhorov's 1945 paper included? Wou $\endgroup$
    – ganzewoort
    Sep 17, 2011 at 20:28
  • $\begingroup$ Would you be able to find it for me? I'd appreciate it greatly. Thanks a lot. $\endgroup$
    – ganzewoort
    Sep 17, 2011 at 20:30
  • $\begingroup$ the collection of papers you gave a link to reveals more than I ever expectd, so I will be opening a special new question. Again, thanks a lot for the link. $\endgroup$
    – ganzewoort
    Sep 17, 2011 at 22:28
  • $\begingroup$ @ganzewoort, reference "Басов и Прохоров, Изв.АНСССР, 101, 47 (1945)" is wrong, right is "Басов Н Г, Прохоров А М ДАН СССР 101 47 (1955)" $\endgroup$
    – voix
    Sep 17, 2011 at 23:42

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