Vestnik Evropy

A major influence on the outlook of Russian intellectuals

Vestnik Evropy (Herald of Europe) was one of the first literary and political journals published in the time of the Russian Empire. Published in Moscow from 1802-1830, it was founded by Nikolay Karamzin, a well-known author and historian. The aim of the journal was to provide Russian intellectuals—those that considered themselves “European Russians”—with cultural, historical, political, and literary thought from Europe. Vestnik Evropy soon became a major influence in the development of a European outlook in Russia. The journal included works of fiction and poems from Russian authors, and articles on politics and social life in Russia as well as in other countries. In 1814 Vestnik Evropy published the first poems of Aleksandr Pushkin, just one of many well-known contributors, including the talented poets Zhukovsky, Derzhavin, Vyazemsky and Batyushkov.

Vestnik Evropy

Key Stats

  • Archive: 1802-1830
  • Language: Russian
  • Frequency: Biweekly
  • City: Moscow
  • Format: full text and full image
  • Producer: East View Information Services
  • Platform: East View Universal Database

Vestnik Evropy Digital Archive

The Vestnik Evropy digital archive comprises the entire collection of the journal, with more than 8,500 articles and over 57,000 pages.

The Vestnik Evropy digital archive offers scholars the most comprehensive collection available for this title, and features full-text articles, with full page-level digitization and complete original graphics. The archive has searchable text, and is cross-searchable with numerous other East View digital resources.

Note: Vestnik Evropy was published before the Russian Revolution and was written using the pre-reform Russian orthography. To enable searching functionality, East View has meticulously adapted the Old Russian script into modern Russian orthography, working closely with consultants from the Institute of Russian Language in Moscow. The database has been designed so researchers may work simultaneously with texts in Old (pre-revolutionary) Russian and normalized contemporary orthography with easy-to-use cross search functionality.

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