The main items concern material on genetics in Russia, including contemporary notes from a visit by Harper, as well as historical material. This electronic file is complemented by fuller paper files on a range of countries, including Russia and France. These are still in use and will be added to the archive later.
The electronic file on Russia includes material from Harper's 2005 visit to Moscow and to Ufa, where he was a guest at the five-yearly All Russia Medical Genetics Congress, including a memorable post congress excursion into the Ural mountains. There is also some material from an earlier visit to St Petersburg.