Russian State Archive for Scientific-Technical Documentation - RGANTD

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Welcome to RAO's online RGANTD Photo Catalogue.
This catalogue includes descriptions of images and photos about space and technology.
3,000 records are available for immediate searching, with production quality versions available.

When you are ready to order, just click the Licensing or Research Request form. Questions about searching our catalogues? Click Information Please.
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  • To search, just fill out the search fields and hit return, or click the "Search" button in the Top Row.
  • Search is not case-sensitive. You can enter query words in upper-case, lower-case or
    a combination of the two.
  • The "Archive number" is the fastest way to find a specific image, if you have it.
  • Using "Keywords" you may specify the expressions consisting of one or more words.
  • Entering "Director" or "Camera" can be used as search terms, or to further filter the results.
  • In the field "Year of production " the year (or a range of years) should be given as four numerals.
  • In "Heading" drop menu, choose a catagory from the list.

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View and Select Results

If there are more than 500 results, you will get a message to refine your search, but it will show the first 500. To view search results you can:


  • point the link to the document in the list of found entries
  • mark several documents by clicking the checkboxes
  • "Select the first 20" button - then press Browse..
  • Click the "Select the next 20" button to view the results 20 at a time.
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Browse the entire photo collection

After clicking the "Collection" button, you can browse the entire catalog. Just use the first, forward, back and last buttons.

To return to Search Mode press the Search button.

You can click on the photos to see a larger version in a popup window.
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Advanced Search Rules


  • You can use the wild card operator "*" at the end of a query word.
  • Logical search operators "AND, OR, NOT" can be used in a field. If you enter a multiple-word value in a query field, operator AND is used by default.
  • Use "NOT" operator before the word which should not be in the text. "NOT" operator can't be used before the first word in a query field.
  • When you enter the value you can use more then one type of operators: words or phrases, containing operators "AND" or "NOT", could be combined by operator "OR".
  • Operator "AND" is used between fields in the query.
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Tips and links


By opening the Licensing or Research Request form in a separate window, you can copy/paste your search results as you work. Please be sure to enter the Archive Number, as well as any other information that would help us find what you need for your project.

Translation tools are always improving, and can be very useful in finding the media items you need.
Here are links to some of the best available:

Google Translate -- IM Translator -- Microsoft's Bing Translator

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When you are ready to order, just click the Licensing or Research Request form. Questions about searching our catalogues? Click Information Please.