For 30 years, East View has identified, sourced, and distributed materials covering current affairs, historical archives, scholarly publications, military collections, and more from Russia, China, Egypt, or anywhere in-between. With over 120 employees headquartered in Minneapolis, USA, and offices in Russia, Ukraine, and Beijing, East View has developed a reliable and extensive acquisition network capable of satisfying any researcher’s most sophisticated—as well as simple—information needs. Rely on us for uncommon information from extraordinary places, in all formats, in vernacular and English.
East View has a proven track record supporting librarians in all facets of their work. From the largest organizations to the most specialized libraries, East View is committed to providing customers superior service. Our goal is to make the acquisition of foreign content easy and ensure smooth access and supported by our experienced staff librarians and book specialists who understand the needs of libraries.
In 1989, a Soviet military specialist in Moscow and an American graduate student in New York City decided to start a business by distributing recently de-classified Soviet military journals. East View Publications, Inc. was born. It was the beginning of the end of the Cold War, and an opportunity to provide a higher level of customer service to a growing customer base was where they could excel.
East View Publications saw remarkable growth and became East View Information Services, along with the imprint, East View Press. The company’s original map department expanded into East View Geospatial and East View Map Link. Minneapolis became the headquarters location in 1990 but is now complimented by offices in Moscow, Kiev, Nairobi, Beijing, and Hong Kong to reflect our global procurement experience and capabilities. East View is a multi-lingual Minnesota-based organization with language competencies on staff of English, Chinese, Russian, Japanese, Ukrainian, Polish, German, Arabic, Spanish, French, Korean, Portuguese, Swahili, and Yoruba.
Today East View aggregates, produces and hosts Russian, Chinese, Arabic and geospatial content from around the world. “We have grown to become the preferred, single-source supplier to major academic customers across many disciplines as well as to government sectors in many countries for hard to find information that often needs some value-added features. Whether by mounting on our database platforms, creating original metadata to aid discovery, translating or simply to finding the highly valuable needle-in-the-haystack, all East View companies are devoted to sourcing and adding value to uncommon information from extraordinary places,” says Kent D. Lee, President, CEO and Co-Founder.
Dima Frangulov, Vice President and Co-Founder, likens East View’s growth to the opening up of nations and regions around the world. “Authoritative information produced and consumed by government agencies, academic scholars and industry professionals is what East View is all about. East View provides open source information that would otherwise be very difficult for scholars, bureaucrats and professionals to acquire. It has been amazing to see our worldwide staff take our original mission with Russian information and expand it into several other regions and types of information.”
East View thanks the many customers from around the world that have come to rely on East View’s procurement and solution capabilities.
Co-founder and President/CEO of East View since 1989. Graduate of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (MIA, 1988); ABD in Political Science, Columbia’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; University of Minnesota (BA, summa cum laude, 1985). Previous positions: Research associate, Institute for Defense Analyses (Alexandria, VA); Research assistant, Institute for East-West Security Studies (New York, NY); Teaching Asst, International Security Studies Program, Columbia University.
Co-Founder and Vice President of East View since 1991. Graduate of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations in Moscow, Russia (MA in History, 1988) and Moscow Foreign Language University (English and Spanish, 1977).