History of Russian Bells, by Archpriest Roman Lukianov

History of Russian Bell Founding, by John Burnett, Executive Manager of Blagovest Bells

A witness to the Soviet destruction of Russia's bells: heavyweight boxer Gene Tunney wrote of his travel to Russia in 1931 and, in addition to some insightful critiques of bankers and other businessmen during the Great Depression, recorded some impressions of the new revolutionary state, including that of visiting a Soviet "bell junkyard".