The University of Pittsburgh's Digital Research Library has released an image collection visually documenting the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. The website, Stalinka: Digital Library of Staliniana, is the result of a two-year effort between the DRL and Prof. Helena Goscilo (Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures), Susan Corbesero (Department of History), and Petre Petrov (graduate student). The collection comprises 368 visual materials and artifacts relating to Stalin: photographs, posters, paintings, banners, sculptures, chinaware, pins, etc."
Stalinka is intended as an online resource for students, teachers, scholars, and anyone conducting research on Stalinism. Plans to make the Stalinka website a comprehensive digital library of Staliniana for educational purposes is underway. The website will eventually point to its verbal counterpart, currently under construction, which will consist of a biography of Stalin and a critical bibliography.