Soviet Military Topographic Map Sets?

I get the impression that the Web sites where Soviet Military Topographic Map Sets are collected, slowly disappear from the web. I wonder, if could give these really nice maps a new home. I found some remaining material on the web:

Map coverage (latest?):

Some links:

Soviet Topographic Map Symbols

Edit 2015: Interesting write-up by Wired about the maps:

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Markus Neteler , a founding member of (D-A-CH), (Italy) and the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo), was head of the GIS and Remote Sensing Unit at the Research and Innovation Centre of the Fondazione Edmund Mach, Trento, Italy from 2008 to 2016. In 2015 he co-founded the company mundialis (Bonn, Germany), a start-up specialised in open source development and massive data processing. He is the author of several books and chapters on GRASS and various papers on GIS applications. Passionate about open source GIS, he became a GRASS GIS user in 1993 and a developer in 1997, and has been coordinating its development ever since.

5 thoughts on “Soviet Military Topographic Map Sets?

  1. Anonymous sells those maps at a low price on about 11 dvds with georeference. announces the same data for free download one map at a time.

  2. Anonymous has collected the complete set of Soviet Military South America maps and is offering them for pretty cheap download. It looks like they got them from, and they are georeferenced. I wonder about the copyright issue?

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