Donetsk and Luhansk Newspaper Collection

Rare newspapers from the self-proclaimed republics

The Donetsk and Luhansk Newspaper Collection incorporates 10 rare newspapers from the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk (Lugansk, in local spelling) republics of Ukraine. Both the Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic were established as independent state entities after local referendums organized by the separatist leaders were conducted in May 2014. Following their declaration of independence from Ukraine, the pro-Russian insurgents took over the media, both independent and formerly government-run, thereby influencing the information flow to and from territories under their control. These new governments and their supporters also created new media outlets, with limited circulation, but with a much stricter editorial agenda.

With sources primarily in Russian, this database allows analysts and researchers unprecedented access to articles and reports from these insurgent regions at the most important and critical junctures. Coverage includes the period of military hostilities between the unrecognized states and the government of Ukraine (2013-2015) and contains valuable research material for anyone studying the development of separatist movements in this part of the world.

Donetsk and Luhansk Newspaper Collection

Key Stats

  • Archive: 2013-2015
  • Language: Russian
  • Cities: Donetsk, Luhansk, Sverdlovsk
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Number of Titles: 10
  • Frequency: Varies
  • Format: PDF, article-based
  • Producer: East View Information Services
  • Platform: East View Universal Database

Donetsk and Luhansk Newspaper Collection Titles

Titles in the Donetsk and Luhansk Newspaper Collection include:

  • Boevoe znamia Donbassa
  • Donetsk vechernii
  • Edinstvo
  • Nasha gazeta
  • Novorossiia
  • Vostochnyi Donbass
  • Zaria Donbassa
  • Zhizn’ Luganska

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

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