Online Content: Russia, Eastern European, and other Eurasian Countries
East View's Universal Databases™
As the largest provider of authoritative information on Russia and the former Soviet Union, East View offers an innovative approach to electronic research. We maintain redundant hosted environments for this content in Minneapolis and Moscow on our Universal Database™ platform (UDB). To access these resources, please go to our access portal.
Russian Central Newspapers (UDB-COM)
Comprehensive coverage of national news, current events, economic developments and cultural events in Russia. Several English-language newspapers including The Moscow Times are included.
Russian Military and Security Periodicals (UDB-MIL)
Database of over 40 Russian military publications. Extraordinarily broad range of military texts, including central military journals and regional military district newspapers.
Library and Information Sciences (UDB-LIB)
Current and archived materials from library journals published in all corners of Russia: from St. Petersburg to the Far East.
Russian Government Publications (UDB-GOV)
Comprehensive collection of publications from the Russian Duma.
Social Sciences and Humanities (UDB-EDU)
Journals on sociology, philosophy, history, economy, pedagogics, politology, and law. Many of the humanitarian periodicals are exclusive to this database, published by the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Regional Russian Newspapers (UDB-REG)
Close-up coverage of developments throughout Russia. This database currently includes about 80 regional newspapers plus newspapers dealing with local issues of Moscow and St. Petersburg.
Moscow University Herald (UDB-MGU)
Moscow State University publications on 25 different topics on mathematics, chemistry, economy, law, history, and more.
Medicine and Public Health (UDB-MED)
Numerous medical and health publishers are at the core of this database. The research covers such problems as public health, infectious diseases, pharmacology, pediatrics, nursing, skin diseases and more.
Baltic Publications (UDB-BAL)
This database pulls together the most widely read Russian-language newspapers in Estonia and Lithuania, with particular attention devoted to ethnic issues.
Publications from the Caucasus (UDB-CAU)
Now more than ever, monitoring today’s news in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia demands immediate access to a wide range of important publications. UDB-CAU offers a rich collection of authoritative periodicals in Russian and English.
Newspapers from the Northern Caucasus (UDB-NCAU)
A new database from East View covering 19 newspapers from the most volatile area of Russia and former USSR - North Caucasus. Includes the two disputed breakaway republics of Georgia.
Publications from Central Asia (UDB-CAS)
Authoritative Russian and English edition of newspapers from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan on economics, official legislation, points of view from the opposition, business and investment.
Russia/FSU Newswires (UDB-NEWS)
Includes several outstanding sources to follow the day-to-day developments in Russia and other countries of the former Soviet Union.
Ukrainian Publications (UDB-UKR)
Devoted exclusively to newspapers, journals and bibliographic titles published in Ukraine. It's robust capabilities allow users to search in Ukrainian, Russian or English across dozens of titles available exclusively from East View.
Statistical Publications (UDB-STAT)
Designed to optimize searching and browsing of statistical data, the database contains data from the State Committee of the Russian Federation on Statistics and the Interstate Statistical Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
2002 All-Russian Population Census (UDB-CENSUS)
Originally in Russian, East View has translated into English this exhaustive demographic snapshot of post-Soviet Russia.
Russian National Bibliography (UDB-BIB)
East View and the Book Chamber of the Russian Federation now offers access the most comprehensive bibliographic database in Russia.
Online Archives and Complete Collections
Iskusstvo Kino Digital Archive
East View’s newest e‐resource, the Iskusstvo Kino Digital Archive captures the complete run (1931‐2012) of this esteemed monthly publication. Each issue has been scanned and edited by hand on an article‐driven platform so users can toggle between text and image, making it possible to view multiple pages of the same article.
Literaturnaia Gazeta Digital Archive
The most open among newspapers of the Soviet era, Literaturnaia gazeta remains popular among the intelligentsia in today's Russia. Spanning decades of Russia's literary and intellectual life, Literaturnaia gazeta often pushed the limits of censorship in expressing views on society, culture, art, and domestic policies. Commentary from preeminent authors, poets, and cultural figures were often published in the pages of Literaturnaia gazeta during Soviet times.
Izvestiia Digital Archive
Now the complete archive of Izvestiia, the Kremlin’s newspaper of record, is available online, from 1917 to 2010. The Izvestiia Digital Archive is full-image with text, so the convenience of browsing full pages is similar to working with print originals, allowing users to browse, search and focus on graphic images and text.
Pravda Digital Archive
The most widely read and referenced news source from the Soviet era is now available online in full-image and searchable text. East View has converted Pravda microfilm to an online digital and searchable resource back to its inception in 1912 up to the end of 2009. Researchers will be able to search through the chief chronicle of Russian and Soviet history, from the beginnings of the Russian Revolution through World War II, the Cold War, the fall of the Soviet Union, and everything in between.
The Current Digest of the Post-Soviet Press Digital Archive
For over half a century, The Current Digest has selected content on the
most important issues from the most authoritative Soviet and Russian press: newspapers,
government reports of the day, and hundreds of other special interest journals and
authoritative sources, and translated it into English. It is the only consistently
published journal to document post-World War II history, from the testing of the
Soviet atomic bomb to the collapse of an empire, to the present day. Subscribe to
the full-text, full-image archive and access a treasure trove of history.
International Affairs Complete Collection
The most authoritative publication available in English on Russia's international affairs and foreign policy, International Affairs is the English-language edition of Mezhdunarodnaia zhizn’, the official journal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Contributors to International Affairs include high-ranking diplomats as well as prominent Russian political analysts from government, academic and policy institutes. Over 50 years of analysis and commentary is now available online, in full-text and full-image.
AAASS NewsNet Digital Archive
An online databases of the complete backfiles of the newsmagazine of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (now known the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies) from 1960 to 2006. This is a repository of every page published in NewsNet. It may be the best electronic resource for documenting the evolution of Western scholarship in the fields of Slavic, Russian, Central European, and Eurasian studies.
Argumenty i fakty Digital Archive
This weekly newspaper based in Moscow once had the largest circulation of any periodical in the world. In 1990 AiF (its common abbreviation) was entered in the Guinness book of records for its print run of 33.5 million. During the Gorbachev era Argumenty i Fakty became one of the most important newspapers in the Soviet Union – a major tool in publicizing Gorbachev’s policy of glasnost.
The oldest Soviet and Russian academic history journal, Voprosy istorii (“Issues of History”) has offered scholarly perspectives on events in Russia and the world since 1926. Published by the Russian Academy of Sciences, this legendary journal covering Russian and world history was first published under the title Istorik-Marksist (Marxist Historian, 1926-1941), then Istoricheskii zhurnal (History Journal, 1937-1945) and finally under the present title (since 1945). Now available online, in full text and full image.
Published in Moscow from 1802 to 1830, Vestnik Evropy was founded by Nikolay Karamzin, famous author and historian. Among the journal's contributors were the talented poets Zhukovsky, Derzhavin, Vyazemsky, Batyushkov, and others. Vestnik Evropy published the first poems of Aleksandr Pushkin in 1814. The Old (pre-revolutionary) Russian has been adapted into modern Russian orthography with support from the Institute of Russian Language in Moscow.
Founded in 1957, soon after the 20th Congress of the Communist party of the Soviet Union and the beginning of the era known as the “thaw” in USSR cultural life. It soon evolved into a major discussion platform for literary critics and scholars. View the complete searchable digital archive of the influential, authoritative Russian journal of literary criticism and literature studies: Voprosy literatury from issue #1.
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The Stalin Digital Archive
The result of years of collaboration between the Russian State Archive of Social and Political History (RGASPI) and Yale University Press, the Stalin Digital Archive (SDA) provides access to materials from Stalin’s personal archive and monographs on the history of Soviet and international communism. In addition, it seeks to advance research and teaching through new ways for scholars and students to interact with this content and to collaborate.
KODEKS: Russian Legislation
Major source for Russian legislation comprising hundreds of thousands of documents going back to 1991 with legislative acts issued by approximately 200 executive, legislative and judiciary bodies in Russia.
Labyrinth provides 25,000 biographies of Russian politicians, officials and business people. Includes descriptions and guides to all federal government bodies, administrative units of the Russian Federation, major businesses, political organizations and federal elections at all levels.
Ebart is a comprehensive online archive of news from Serbia, offering streaming views of broadcast media with searchable full text, and a databank of printed news media available in full text and discoverable by rich indexing. Ebart offers unique tools for researching politics and events in Serbia, with content in Serbian accessible via both English or Serbian interfaces.
East View has assembled a collection of e-books on hundreds of topics from Russia’s premier scholarly publishers. East View e-books are accessible via East View’s familiar and easy-to-use UDB platform, allowing users to search within individual works, whole collections, and cross-search between collections.
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