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Slavic Studies

Newspaper Databases at UF

Access World News features 8,466 international sources from 151 countries including translated broadcasts, news agency transmissions, newspapers, periodicals, blogs, and newsletters.

            Offers access to databases such as:

  • Russian Central Newspapers (contains around 40 actively publishing Russian central newspapers and weekly magazines, covering the entire spectrum of domestic news, as well as the currents of Russia’s economic and cultural life).
  • Russian Regional Newspapers (provides close-up coverage of developments throughout Russia's regions. This database currently presents newspapers from all seven Federal Districts of the Russian Federation and includes coverage of local issues of Moscow and St. Petersburg).
  • Current Digest of the Russian Press (presents each week a selection of Russian-language press materials, carefully translated into English).

Included are journals, magazines, and newspapers from ethnic and minority presses. This is very useful for people searching for information on the following ethnicities: African American/Caribbean/African; Arab/Middle Eastern; Asian/Pacific Islander; European/Eastern European; Hispanic; Jewish; Native People.

It is the world's largest archive of mass media of Russia and the Former Soviet Union. The scope of the databases covers all national and regional newspapers and magazines, statistics, official publications, archives of the leading national and international information agencies, full texts of thousands of literary works, dictionaries, and more. Please email UF Library Electronic Resources Unit for login information:

Russian satirical magazine published between 1922 and 2008. Krokodil was at one time the most popular magazine for humorous stories and satire, with a circulation reaching 6.5 million copies. Krokodil lampooned religion, alcoholism, foreign political figures and events. It ridiculed bureaucracy and excessive centralized control. The caricatures found in Krokodil can be studied as a gauge of the 'correct party line' of the time. During the height of the Cold War, cartoons criticizing Uncle Sam, Pentagon, Western colonialism and German militarism were common in the pages of Krokodil.

Nexis Uni, the successor of LexisNexis Academic, provides full-text access to over 15,000 news, business, and legal sources. The outstanding news coverage includes deep archives and up-to-the-minute stories in national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language news services.

Newspaper Resources Beyond UF

Full text digital library Kramerius is a project of the National Library of the Czech Republic. The digital library contains around 6 millions of scanned pages. Some of the documents are in German, Russian, English and other languages.

Web resource for newspapers and other news agencies

International list of projects to digitize runs of newspapers. Organized by country.

Full text. Олонецкие губернские ведомости (News of Olonets Province), published between 1838 and 1917, is an excellent source of provincial life in the Russian Empire.

Web resource for newspapers and other news agencies

A collection of links to Russia and Russia-related internet resources, compiled by the British Library.

Expanded Access to Newspaper Archives

I am pleased to announce that we now have complementary access until October 30, 2020 to many of East View’s additional collections to help researchers overcome obstacles that have occurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The collections included in this special access are the following:

Moscow News Digital Archive: The oldest English-language newspaper in Russia and, arguably, the newspaper with the longest democratic history. From a mouthpiece of the Communist party to an influential advocate for social and political change, the pages of Moscow News reflect the shifting ideological, political, social and economic currents that have swept through the Soviet Union and Russia in the last century. 

Current Digest of the Russian Press Digital Archive: Each week the Current Digest presents a selection of Russian-language press materials, carefully translated into English. The translations are intended for use in teaching and research.

Ogonek Digital Archive: One of the oldest weekly magazines in Russia, having been in continuous publication since 1923. Throughout its illustrious history Ogonek has published original works by such Soviet cultural luminaries as Vladimir Mayakovsky, Isaac Babel, Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, the photographer Yuri Rost, and others.

Izvestiia Digital Archive: Among the longest-running Russian newspapers, Izvestiia was founded in March 1917 and during the Soviet period was the official organ of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR.

Rossiiskaia Gazeta: Founded in 1990 by the government of the Russian Federation, Rossiiskaia gazeta is a Russian newspaper of public record based in Moscow with 13 regional offices, and foreign bureaus in the US, France, the UK, Germany and elsewhere. Boasting a nationwide circulation, the newspaper covers domestic and foreign news, economics, culture, sports, and governmental affairs. 

Novaia Gazeta: A popular Moscow newspaper focusing on sensational investigative reporting exposing corruption, abuse of power and violation of laws amongst government structures and financial-industrial circles close to them.



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