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Russian and Slavic Studies resources
A guide to resources for all aspects of Russian and Slavic studies in English, Russian and other Slavic languages.
Russkii Arkhiv (Русскiй Архивъ) is monthly journal of history and literature, published in Moscow in 1863-1917. Founded by P.I. Bartenev, a longtime editor of the journal, and intended to make a comprehensive coverage of Russian history. A rich collection of primary sources on Russian history of 18th and 19th century, it contains a lot of materials on key political and cultural personalities: memoirs, diaries, correspondence and official documents of members of the royal family, government officials, and members of aristocratic and ruling classes; materials related to social, legal and philosophical thought with an emphasis on Slavophilism; materials on Alexander Pushkin; and diaries of exiled Decembrists, among other texts. The database also includes several indexes ("предметная роспись"), as well as literary supplements. The journal was published before the Russian orthography reform of 1917, East View has added article-level keywords, bibliographic references, and other metadata to improve the database’s search functionality.
Krasnyi Arkhiv was published by the Central Archives of the USSR and Central Archival Administration from 1922-1941. It includes nineteenth and twentieth century archival documents regarding the development of the Bolshevik movement, the Russian Communist Party, the Russian Civil War, Russian foreign policy, history of Russia in Siberia, Central Asia and Kazakhstan, as well as literary historical documents on Pushkin, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy and other Russian writers and critics. Full text article-level search/browse functions.
Archived issues of one of the most important Soviet literary "thick" magazines. The coverage is not quite complete, with noticeable lacunae throughout. For missing issues please contact your librarian.
American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies (ABSEES) indexes journals, books, dissertations, online resources and selected government publications published in the U.S. and Canada. The bibliography covers East-Central Europe and the former Soviet Union.
The Central and Eastern European Online Library contains articles from Central European and Western periodicals dealing with Eastern European history, culture, society, politics, languages and literature, as well as English abstracts or summaries of them.
The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) is an international consortium of university, college, and independent research libraries. CRL supports original research and inspired teaching in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences.
Osmikon is a research portal to East, Central and Southeastern Europe. It is the successor to the "Virtual Subject Library Eastern Europe (ViFaOst)" and the database "Ostdok". The portal offers online access to scientific information for East European research and is considered to be the successor of the Virtual Library of Eastern Europe. It combines scientific offers on the history, language, literature, politics and culture of the countries and regions of Eastern, Central and Southeastern Europe. More specifically, the CIS countries in Eastern Europe (Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova), the Caucasus (Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan) and Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan), the Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania), Central and Eastern Europe (Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary) and South-Eastern Europe (Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania, Bulgaria, Romania, the modern Greece and the Republic of Cyprus).
The Indiana University Digital Library Program presents Letopis' Zhurnal'nykh Statei, a digitized serial publication that indexes Soviet-era periodicals from 1956 to 1975.
The paper version, in publication since 1926, covers more than 1,700 journals, series, and continuing publications of academies, universities, and research institutes in the fields of humanities, natural sciences, and the social sciences, and it also covers the popular periodical literature.
Letopis' Zhurnal'nykh Statei provides access to the periodical literature of an essential time in modern Russian history, beginning with the period of the Khrushchev "Thaw" following the 20th CPSU Congress and continuing through the first half of the so-called Brezhnev "Period of Stagnation". Virtually any student or scholar studying Russian political science, literature, or history between 1956-1975 will find Letopis' Zhurnal'nykh Statei to be an invaluable resource.