Full Archive of English-Language Moscow News Now Available from East View

For Immediate Release

Minneapolis, MN, USA. November 20, 2018—East View Information Services is pleased to announce the launch of Moscow News Digital Archive. Published from 1930-2014, Moscow News was the oldest English-language newspaper in Russia and, arguably, the newspaper with the longest democratic history. From a mouthpiece of the Communist party to an influential advocate for social and political change, the pages of Moscow News reflect the shifting ideological, political, social and economic currents that have swept through the Soviet Union and Russia in the last century.

In its early years, Moscow News largely served as yet another weapon in the Soviet Union’s propaganda arsenal. However, starting in the 1980s, Moscow News flourished into an influential independent resource and a strong proponent of Gorbachev’s policies of glasnost and perestroika. The newspaper became a platform for advocates of radical reform, as well as a forum for discussing traditionally taboo subjects, such as the repressions and show trials of the 1930s, the Katyn massacre of Polish officers by Soviets (not Germans), and more. Its reputation for critical, independent reporting makes Moscow News a valuable resource for understanding the tumultuous years surrounding the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the new challenges facing Russia in the Putin era.

The Moscow News Digital Archive contains all obtainable published issues (approx. 60,000 pages), including issues of the newspaper’s short-lived sister publication Moscow Daily News (1932-1938). The Moscow News Digital Archive offers scholars the most comprehensive collection available for this title, and features full page-level digitization, complete original graphics, and searchable text, and is cross-searchable with numerous other East View digital resources.

For more information about the Moscow News Digital Archive or to request a trial, please contact your East View representative or email info@eastview.com.

Moscow News Digital Archive is the latest addition to East View’s Global Press Archive™, an initiative to index, digitize and consolidate global newspapers regardless of language or origin to create the most comprehensive collection of digital news sources available. Learn more at www.eastview.com/gpa.

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About East View
East View Information Services (www.eastview.com), is a leading provider of English- and foreign-language information products and services, including Russian, Chinese, and Arabic databases, print periodicals, books, and research collections. The company serves all geographies and many market segments, including academic institutions, government organizations, corporations, public and federal libraries and law firms. East View is headquartered in Minneapolis, USA, with major offices in Russia and Ukraine.