Estoniia Digital Archive

Founded in 1991, Estoniia (Эстония, Estonia) was a popular Russian-language broadsheet newspaper published in Tallinn. Established on the basis and the support of the editorial team of the defunct newspaper Sovetskaia Estonia soon after the Estonian declaration of independence, Estoniia was one of the earliest privately owned newspapers in the country. Modeled after popular Western newspapers, it was dedicated to covering domestic and foreign politics, the economy, culture, the arts, and literature.

After experiencing steady growth and the financial backing of the controversial businessman Vitaly Khaitov, the newspaper increased its profile and publishing portfolio, changing its name to Vesti dnia in 2004. Due to financial difficulties and increased competition the newspaper ceased publication in 2009.


Key Stats

  • Archive: 1992, 1994-2009
  • Language: Russian
  • City: Tallinn
  • Country: Estonia
  • Frequency: Daily
  • Format: PDF, page-based
  • Producer: East View Information Services
  • Platform: East View Universal Database and Global Press Archive

About the Archive

The Estoniia Digital Archive includes all obtainable issues published from 1992 to 2009 and represents the most complete collection available for this title. The archive features full page-level digitization, complete original graphics, and searchable text, and is cross-searchable with numerous other East View digital resources.

The Estoniia Digital Archive is a part of the East View Global Press Archive® (GPA), a groundbreaking program from East View Information Services to create the most comprehensive collection of digital news sources from around the world. GPA is the result of a landmark initiative of Stanford Libraries and the Hoover Institution Library & Archives to digitally preserve and make more accessible thousands of original print newspaper publications collected by the Hoover Institution and now housed by Stanford Libraries.

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