Das „Electronic Repository for Russian Historical Statistics“, kurz Ristat, ermöglicht die Recherche in statistischen Datensammlungen zur russischen Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte:
„The repository caters to the needs of the scholarly community, of teachers and students in the social sciences and humanities in higher education, and aims to provide the basis for an informed public debate on Russia’s past and present social and economic performance. Data are available online for all interested users, free of charge.
The repository provides regional level data for the territory of the current Russian Federation over the last two centuries (1800–2000), standardised to facilitate access and to enable comparative research over time and across space. Data are gathered on a standard programme, along seven principal lines of inquiry (population, labour, industrial output, agricultural output, services, capital, land) and for five cross-sections of Russian history (1795, 1858, 1897, 1959, 2002).
By systematically making available data with a regional breakdown the repository intends to further the development of regional perspectives on Russian history and enhance the integration of Russian cases in the rapidly evolving field of transnational history.“