Russian/NIS Newswires (UDB-NEWS)

Concise, timely and convenient news from Russia and the former Soviet Union

Access the most authoritative newswires from Russia and the former Soviet Union with the Russian/NIS Newswires (UDB-NEWS) collection. This collection includes several outstanding sources to follow day-to-day developments in Russia and other countries of the former USSR: from presidential addresses to remarks by Duma opposition leaders, from Foreign Ministry briefings to commentaries by leading economists and other experts.

Russian/NIS Newswires

Key Stats

  • Archive: 1998-present
  • Language: Russian and English
  • Countries: Russia, Tajikistan
  • Frequency: Daily
  • Updates: Continuous
  • Format: Full text
  • Producer: East View Information Services
  • Platform: East View Universal Database


Active titles in the Russian/NIS Newswires collection include:

  • AP-Blitz. Tajikistan News—a daily newswire produced by the Tajikistan-based information powerhouse Asia-Plus, covering the developments in the volatile region of Central Asia.
  • Economic News/Ekonomicheskie novosti—economic news from the well-known wire service Oreanda Information Agency, in English and Russian editions. Includes various economic reports, government decisions and market reports.
  • ITAR-TASS Daily—a daily selection of news from ITAR-TASS, one of the major world information agencies. Delivers a detailed account about the events in Russia and worldwide.

A full list of titles and holdings can be downloaded below.

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