There are several former State video archives in Russia. Krasnogorsk film collection represents the entire history of Russian film making. It starts with 35 mm film reels of Russian Czar Nicholas II coronation filmed in 1896. Besides, there is a unique video shot by Kamill Serf, a filmmaker for the pioneering Lumiere Brothers.
Before the 1917 Soviet revolution, another one thousand film reels were added to the Archive collection. Sometime later the whole stock footage library was nationalized. Krasnogorsk film archive became the repository of all films documenting the October Revolution and various events that came afterwards.
For a while, this video archive was called the Central Film and Photo Archive. It formed part of Soviet Union video heritage. The collection was initially set in Lefortov Palace in 1928 and some years later moved to its current place in the suburban town of Moscow -Krasnogorsk.