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A Variety of Sources!
EastView is a company that sells books published in Russia, Central Asia, some of the now independent countries, notably Ukraine and also Asia. It is also a company that produces full text online databases that can be used to locate article published in Russian sources that are available to our users freely. While they specialize in Russian language materials there is a wealth of English language material here as well
- EV Current Digest of the Soviet and Post Soviet Press - founded in 1949, the Current Digest was first published as The Current Digest of the Soviet Press (1949-1991). Each week the Current Digest presents a selection of Russian-language press materials carefully translated into English. The translations are intended for research and are presented without commentary
- EastView Ukrainian Publications- Full text of 35 Ukrainian periodicals. This is the first database of newspapers and magazines of Ukraine (UDB-UKR) and includes publications in Russian, Ukrainian, and English. They cover a broad range of political, economic, and cultural affairs of Ukraine. Topics include Ukraine's progress along the reform path, the view and positions of various political forces, changes in legislation, ethnic relations, and organizational trends in development of the armed forces.
Kodeks Russian Law Database
- Russian legislation - in Russian or English translation comprising thousands of documents going back to 1991. Includes legislative acts issued by approximately 200 executive, legislative, and judicial branches of Russia
Russian Governmental Publications
34 Russian publications that monitor events from the Duma and Federation Council
Russian Social Sciences and Humanities
75 journals of the Russian Academy of Science on a variety of scholarly topics.
Russian Central Newspapers
Three databases of Russian newspapers,Central Russian Newspapers, Regional Russian Newspapers and CIS and Baltic Newspapers with a total of 204 titles. The regional papers include titles with the largest circulation in their region
East View databases
East View databases are frequently overlooked by those who do not read Russian or Ukrainian. This is really unfortunate as EastView has a wealth of material in English and it is all full text. If you are seeking current material with Russian perspective it should be your first stop. The search below is on terrorism in Russia. It is a broad search and not limited other than by dates. As you can see over 13,000 matches were returned. This is a search that would certainly need to be refined to find exactly the materials that would be useful. One of the interesting things about East View is that you don't really have to limit by language. If you search using Latin characters it largely returns English language materials.