Russian Central Newspapers (UDB-COM)

Comprehensive coverage of national news, current events, economic developments and cultural events in Russia

The Russian Central Newspapers (UDB-COM) collection provides same-day full-text access to more than 60 of the most influential daily and weekly Russian publications on current affairs, including news magazines. Archives dating back to 1980 can be found online in this exclusive collection. Current official sources such as Rossiiskaia gazeta, independent media and partisan publications, and several English-language newspapers such as The Moscow Times are included. Many titles have been manually scanned and digitized in-house and are available exclusively through East View. All content is legally secured by our long-term and established contracts with the publishers and suppliers of source material, guaranteed. Through our exclusive agreements, a number of the publications found on East View’s site appear before the print version is available. The content is 100% complete and unabridged in full text, with every table, graph and chart included as images. There are no excerpts or omissions—all content is accuracy-checked.

Russian Central Newspapers

Key Stats

  • Archive: 1980-present
  • Language: Russian; some English
  • Country: Russia
  • Frequency: Varies
  • Updates: Continuous
  • Format: Full text
  • Producer: East View Information Services
  • Platform: East View Universal Database

UDB-COM Titles

Active titles in the Russian Central Newspapers collection include:

  • Argumenty i fakty
  • Izvestiia
  • Kommersant
  • Literaturnaia gazeta
  • Moskovskii komsomolets
  • Nezavisimaia gazeta
  • Novaia gazeta (suspended as of March 28, 2022)
  • Ogonek
  • Pravda
  • Republic (Slon)
  • Rossiiskaia gazeta
  • Solidarnost’
  • Sovetskaia Rossiia
  • Trud
  • Vedomosti
  • Zavtra

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

Upgrade Your Subscription

Some full-image newspaper editions are available as a supplement to your full-text UDB-COM subscription. The full-image enhancement, Russian Central Newspapers in Full Image (UDB-COM+), delivers the day-to-day news as originally produced from Russia’s top newspapers.
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East View’s Universal Database™ Platform

As the largest provider of authoritative information on Russia and the former Soviet Union, East View offers an innovative approach to electronic research. We maintain redundant hosted environments for this content in Minneapolis and Moscow on our Universal Database™ platform (UDB).

Customize and Optimize Your Library
  • Build collections from individual online titles
  • Link options for Online Public Access
  • IP/password access to standard or custom collections
  • Stable URLs for linking on a database level or on individual title and article levels
  • Mirror servers in U.S. and Russia
  • Usage reports in COUNTER format
Increase Your Efficiency
  • Interface functions are optimized for specific content types
  • Browse by specific title and issue
  • Mobile friendly access
  • Easily exportable citations
  • Transliteration, Russian, Ukrainian or English language searches
  • Virtual Russian and Ukrainian keyboard displays available for ease of input

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