Resources and Links
Free online viewing and downloading of Soviet military topographic maps can be found at
Mapstor and at Old-Maps.
Soviet topographic maps of Ukraine are at Vlasenko
Street plans of Polish cities are at mapy.eksploracja.pl
Complete (or partial) country sets are available for chargeable download at Mapstor
Information, listings and some downloads may be found at :
University of California Berkeley / Stanford
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection.
Cyrillic keyboard and Russian translation can be found at Translit.ru or at Multitran.ru
Reference guide to the specifications and symbols is at Soviet Topographic Map Symbols (1958 edition)
Paper or electronic copies can be obtained from these shops and dealers:
East View Geospatial, USA
Eastmap, Estonia. Contact Alexander Lesment
Jana Seta, Latvia. Contact Aivars Beldavs
Omni Resources, USA
A well-researched and well-written story by Greg Miller about Soviet mapping appeared on-line in July 2015 here at WIRED.COM.
This included a very useful translation of the 'sparvka' (description) from the map of San Diego.
An interesting report on Soviet mapping of Sweden was published in Pravda-Online on 2 February 2003.
The Cartographic Journal, December 2006, contains a review by John Davies of the book Russian Military Mapping published by East View Cartographic.
The story of Soviet maps of USA which was presented in Columbia SC in January 2014 can be downloaded here.
John Cruickshank has written extensively about German and Warsaw Pact military mapping:
A study of the Soviet mapping of Ireland by Desmond Travers appears on the Parallel History Project website
Lists of Soviet maps of Belgium and Netherlands at Atlassen.info
Polish military maps from 1919-1939 for comparison can be viewed and downloaded at www.mapywig.org
Military and other historic maps, primarily of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia can be found at www.maps4u.lt
German, Russian and other mapping of World War 2 era and much else is at John Calvin's comprehensive collection of WWII Aerial Photos and maps
You can visit Secret Soviet bunker at Ligatne, Latvia and the British Secret Nuclear bunker at Kelvedon, Essex