I was wondering if someone could give me some advice on getting someone to transcribe (not translate) a file from the Russian State Historical Archive and how much it would cost (or put me in touch with some people who may be able to help - my email address is at the end of this post) nbsp; All I'd need is a Word file, in Russian, with the documents copied out with page numbers and information who each file/letter is to and from.
I am a PHD student in UCL-SSEES, working on the 1891-92 famine in Russia, using Tambov province as a case study. While I was able to get most of everything I need from the archive on a research trip in 2013, there is still one file I need but unfortunately due to time and financial constraints, I am not able to get back this year. It should be a fairly interesting file as Baron Rokasovskii, the Governor of Tambov Province at the time of the famine, was dismissed in 1896 for apparent 'abuse of power'.
Obviously I would pay whoever agreed appropriately for doing it, with an initial payment and the rest once I've received the Word/Pdf file. I imagine it would take just over a week to do (once the file arrives) so would be suitable for a doctoral or Master's student.
I would be grateful for any advice (especially as this is my first time posting to H-Net. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
All the best,
University College London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies