Pravda Digital Archive: New Digital Archive Content and Functionality for the Most Important Newspaper of the Soviet Era

For Immediate Release

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., USA - August 3, 2015
East View is pleased to announce the significant addition of over 500 issues to their existing Pravda Digital Archive. Our continuous efforts to locate historic back files of Pravda that have been difficult to access, are rarely in a complete collection, only available in microfilm or rare and fragile print allows East View to deliver the most impressive and complete Soviet era archive of its kind.

New Content from 1913, Issue #115

Highlights of Historic Added Content:

Year Published New Issues
1912 74
1913 232
1917 46
1918 126

History of Pravda

Pravda was founded in 1912 in St. Petersburg, Russia and was subjected to constant persecution, fines, penalties, and prohibitions by the government and was published under multiple names and locations in the early years to avoid censorship and forced closures. Originating as an underground, daily workers' newspaper, Pravda soon became the main newspaper of the revolutionary wing of the Russian socialist movement and the official voice of the Central Committee of the Communist Party between 1918 and 1991. Today, Pravda remains the main newspaper of the Communist Party of Russia.

As the Soviet state newspaper and central source of information and education, Pravda offered the official party line featured articles and analyses on domestic and foreign policy, economics and cultural topics. Conceived for the mass proletariat, Pravda had millions of press runs.

Database Platform

The redesigned interface now features the historic titles of the newspaper, cities, dates, frequency published, and status of each. Also highlighted are the specific details of all 534 issues added to the digital archive. East View has taken all available content, indexed the data and loaded full-image, text-searchable files onto its Universal Database (UDB) platform, allowing researchers to navigate and find the articles they need quickly and easily, and export images and text for use in other applications. Easy to use research tools feature:

  • Browse and view articles, up to 90 years after publication, in original form
  • Copy text directly from images
  • Retrieve articles or images from anywhere on campus in UDB platform
  • Cross-search the Pravda Digital Archive with other UDB resources
  • Search in Cyrillic or transliteration
  • Powerful zoom tools enhance reading
  • Save, print or email content
  • Reference permanent URLs for correct citations
  • Photos, cartoons, and ads are now accessible as never before

For more information about East View’s new conversion service or Pravda Digital Archive, contact

For more information, contact:
Grant Bistram
Director of Marketing
Tel: +1.952.252.1201
East View Information Services
10601 Wayzata Boulevard
Minneapolis, MN 55305 USA 

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