This volume is the fruit of a collaboration between the Institute of Neo-Hellenic Research and the Institute of Slavic Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences. It contains one hundred documents from the period 1759-1831 derived from Russian archives and mainly from the Archive of Foreign Policy of the Russian Empire. Most of them are here published for the first time. The documents enrich our knowledge concerning events and persons in Epirus and Albania in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. They also touch upon significant issues concerning the relations between Russia and Ali Pasha as well as the Christian populations of Albania and Epirus, highlighting Russia’s role in that area of the Balkans.