Here you can download official texts of Russian standards (GOSTs) that regulate different issues related to making-up citations and bibliographies in academic publications (all these standards except GOST R 7.0.5-2008, are applicable in all the countries—members of the Commonwealth of Independent States). All the texts are in Russian:
- GOST R 7.0.5-2008. Citation (PDF)
- GOST 7.1-2003. Bibliographic record, bibliographic entry (PDF)
- GOST 7.80-2000. Title of a bibliographic record (PDF)
- GOST 7.82-2001. Bibliographic description of electronic sources (PDF)
- GOST 7.12-93. Bibliographic record—word shortening in Russian (PDF)
- GOST 7.11-2004. Bibliographic record—shortening of words and phrases in European languages (PDF, 5.1 Mb)
Among the standards listed above, GOST 7.1-2003 is the central one, it contains the basic rules of making-up of bibliographic entries. GOST 7.80-2000, GOST 7.82-2001, GOST 7.12-93 and GOST 7.11-2004 can be seen as its extensions. However, GOST 7.1-2003 is designed mostly for library catalogs, so for the authors of academic (and not only academic) publications, the main is GOST R 7.0.5-2008 which refers to GOST 7.1-2003, but replaces its main rules with much more simple ones. It must be enough in most cases. There is no need to learn the other standards thoroughly, but they can be useful as a reference source.
Publication and distribution of the texts of standards is still a disputable question in Russia. According to the current legislation, the Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology (Rosstandart) is to publish all the standards on its official Web site, but in fact, most of the standards are still accessible there only for a fee. As a result, searching a text of a standard in the Internet may often be quite an uneasy task. Until Rosstandart refuses to do its own work, the Internet users have to do it instead.