Russian and Eastern European Studies: Subject Guide

Library resources related to Russian and Eastern European Studies: articles, journals, books and databases. / Venäjän ja itäisen Euroopan tutkimuksen tiedonlähteet: artikkelit, lehdet, kirjat ja tietokannat.

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Russian and Eastern European Studies Subject Guide

This guide helps you to find library resources related to Russian and Eastern European Studies: books, journals and online resources.

The Slavonic Library offers not only its internationally popular Legal Deposit Collection of printed copies in all subjects published within the borders of the Russian Empire in 1828–1917 but also vast collections from the Soviet period containing literature from the fields of humanities and social sciences within the Slavic language area.

Both the Slavonic Library and the library of the Aleksanteri Institute maintain collections of new materials focusing in humanities and social sciences. Helsinki University Library provides broad humanities and social sciences collection, relevant for Russian and Eastern European Studies.

The resources of the guide are in different languages: in English, in Finnish, in Russian and in other Slavonic languages.

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Ogonek Digital Archive

Contact information

Slavonic Library at the National Library of Finland
Unioninkatu 36
kk-slav (at)
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9-18
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Helsinki University Library 
Kaisa House
Fabianinkatu 30
+358-2941 23920
kirjasto (at)
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8-18

Aleksanteri Institute library
Unioninkatu 33
marko.tiainen (at)
Open by appointment

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