This database is the online version of The American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies (ABSEES), which started in 1956 at Indiana University, Bloomington, and continued until 1994, when it completely went online. Its chronological scope is limited, going back to 1989.
Index to journals, chapters and theses about world history, 1450 to present.
Covers modern world history (excluding the United States and Canada which are covered in the database America: History and Life) from 1450 to the present. It currently indexes about 2,300 journals in 40 languages, with indexing also for some books and dissertations. Most of the article citations include abstracts of 75-100 words.
Independent news source about the post-Communist Balkan countries.
Balkan Insight is a product of the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN), a London-based initiative to create independent news source about the newly independent Balkan countries through training of local and regional journalists. An English-language service, it consists of two parts: open-access news service and a “paid service that offers in-depth analysis, commentary, investigative reports, features, interviews and profiles on the latest business and political headlines.”
Full-text access to nine Communist party newspapers of the United States ranging from 1919 to 2013.
Includes such notable contributors as writer Richard Wright, folk singer Woody Guthrie, and political cartoonist Robert Minor. These publications were not only used by Party members to share news and exchange ideas. A large number of subscribers in the late 1950s-1960s were CIA agents or front companies linked to the CIA.
Established initially as a Russian-language daily newspaper in the early 20th century, Demokratychna Ukraina (Демократична Україна, Democratic Ukraine) underwent dramatic transformation in the wake of the August 1991 coup attempt against Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. In addition to changing the name of the newspaper, Demokratychna Ukraina began publishing in Ukrainian and altered its editorial policies to allow and, in fact, encourage a new kind of journalism that valued democratic ideas and ideals.
Full-text digital archive of 10 newspapers published in the self-proclaimed states in Eastern Ukraine, the Donetsk People's Republic and the Lugansk People's Republic. Only a few scattered issues are included.
Both Donetsk People's Republic and Lugansk People's Republic were established as independent state entities after local referendums conducted in May 2014 and organized by the separatists leaders. Although the results of the referenda have not been recognized neither by Ukraine, the EU or the United States, its direct result led to an all out war between the Ukrainian military and eastern Ukrainian pro-Russian separatists resulting in thousands of deaths from both sides. Newspapers in this database cover the period of military hostilities between the unrecognized states and the government of Ukraine (2013-2015) and contain research material for anyone studying the development of separatist movements in this part of the world.
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Full-text access to the daily Russian trade (railway industry) newspaper published from 1918. Scattered issues are missing.
Some of the authors and journalists whose works appeared in Gudok were the famous Soviet journalist and satirist Ilya Ilf, and the writers Mikhail Zoshchenko, Lev Slavin, Sasha Krasny, and Alexander Kabakov. At the height of its popularity in the 1970s it had a daily circulation of 700,000.
Digital access to complete runs of kopeck (penny) newspapers, the most widely circulated Russian newspapers in the beginning of the 20th century. They document political and social developments in Russia from 1908 to 1918 and are a mirror of the colorful social and cultural life of the Russian capitals.
Complete digital archive of Pravda, the official newspaper of the Communist Party of the USSR. Scattered issues are missing from the archive.
Pravda was launched by Lenin; it survived, usually under different titles, the repeated suspensions by the tsarist government before it became the organ of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Many important Bolshevik leaders (including Stalin) worked with the newspaper. It voiced the views of the leadership of the Soviet Union.
Established in 1938 in Kyiv, Pravda Ukrainy (originally Sovetskaia Ukraina) was a Russian-language Soviet Ukrainian daily and a newspaper of record, serving as the official organ of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine and Supreme Soviet of the Ukrainian SSR. As such the newspaper was the Ukrainian Communist Party’s leading print media agent in the dissemination of the party’s opinions about politics, culture, economics and other important issues.
By the early 1990s Pravda Ukrainy had become the complete opposite of the original newspaper, having jettisoned its previous ideological commitments, and instead embracing democratic principles, independent journalism, and an unrestrained criticism of the government - stances that drove its popularity and growing circulation. Due largely to financial struggles the newspaper ceased publication in 2014.
Digital archive of five illustrated weekly magazines of late imperial Russia: Iskry, Russkaia illiustratsiia, Sinii zhurnal, Vseobshchii zhurnal, & Zhivopisnaia Rossiia.
The illustrated weeklies open a wide window on Russian cultural, social, and political life. Their editors traced the sweep of the Russian imagination at the apogee of Russian cultural power from the peak years of Dostoevsky and Tolstoy to the modernist era and the chaos of 1917. They captured imperial expansion, cultural innovation, high fashion, graphic arts, performing arts, grand funerals and anniversaries, occasions of state, wonders of science, and domestic and foreign politics. In addition, the weeklies inscribed the changing image of Russia’s great cities, its landscapes, and its multinational citizenry, together with literary life and a visual and verbal chronicle of all and sundry occasions and events.
Full-text digital archive of the leading Soviet cinema journal Iskusstvo kino covering from its beginning to 2013.
Includes critical reviews of domestic and foreign film, scholarly articles on cinematic theory and history as well as the Russian culture and arts scene. Iskusstvo kino was first published under title Proletarskoe kino (1931-1932), then Sovetskoe kino (1933-1935), and finally under the present name (since 1936). Publication of Iskusstvo kino was suspended in 1942-1944, and no issues were produced. The lack of database content for this period is not a gap, but reflects the publication schedule during these challenging years.
Full-text digital archive of the Soviet satirical journal since 1922. It covers up to 2007.
Published continuously until 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, 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.
Full-text digital archive of Ogonek, one of the oldest Soviet magazines. Coverage: 1923-2019.
Throughout its history Ogonek has published original works by such Soviet cultural figures as Vladimir Mayakovsky, Isaac Babel, Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, the photographer Yuri Rost, and others. In 2005, issues #31-35 were not published. The lack of database content for this period does not indicate missing issues, rather it accurately reflects a period in which no issues were published due to a brief suspension due to an ownership change.
Full-text digital archive of 39 Soviet film magazines and newspapers from the 1920s and 1930s.
Sheds light on the production side of Soviet cinematography, as well as on the theoretical and practical concepts developed by the period’s leading directors and critics. Includes articles by leading Soviet directors (Lev Kuleshov, Sergei Eisenstein, Dziga Vertov, Aleksandr Dovzhenko, Abram Room), as well as members of the avant-garde LEF, leading authors and philologists.
The oldest Soviet and Russian academic history journal, Voprosy istorii (“Issues of History”) has offered scholarly perspectives on events in Russia and the world since 1926.
Published by the Russian Academy of Sciences, this journal covering Russian and world history was first published under the title Istorik-Marksist (Marxist Historian, 1926-1941), then Istoricheskii zhurnal (History Journal, 1937-1945) and finally under the present title (since 1945).
Collection of archival documents related to Jewish Societies in Ukraine during 1857-1929. Many of the Societies were were founded by donations from Jewish philanthropists and foreign Jewish charities. Also included are documents on the newspaper Kommunistishe Fon, an organ of the Kyivan Jews of the Gubernial Committee of the Bolshevik Party of the Ukraine.