Russian and Eastern European Studies: Primary Sources

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.

Primary Sources: About the section

In this section you will find information about special libraries, digital libraries, archives and electronic primary sources, some of them accessible only in UH network.

Find a database in UH network

The National Library of Finland: digitized books and periodicals in Russian

     
National Library of Finland logo  Digitized books in Russian

  Digitized periodicals
      in Russian

Materials that have been published until 1939 are openly available. You can access newer materials in six Finnish legal deposit libraries.

Issues of Mir Iskusstva that contain texts or photos of art from Finland and other Nordic countries (1899-1904).

Digital newspapers

Digital archives of Russian newspapers (in UH network)

Integrum

Integrum is a large electronic collection of Russian and CIS mass media. Integrum databases cover newspapers, magazines, teletypes of information agencies, analytical and statistical bulletins, texts of laws and decrees etc.

Subscribing organisations: Tampere University, University of Eastern Finland, University of Helsinki, University of Jyväskylä, University of Turku, Åbo Akademi

Digital archives of newspapers (in open access)

Printed newspapers

The collection of newspapers in the Slavonic Library

The collection of primary sources in the Slavonic library includes newspapers published in Imperial Russia, Soviet Union, Russian Federation and Eastern Europe. The Legal Deposit Collection from 1828–1917 contains a collection of newspapers published in the big cities within the borders of the Russian Empire. From the Soviet period, the collections include the main newspapers of the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, and also the emigrant newspapers. The newspapers published in the Russian Federation and the CIS countries can be found in digital form in the Integrum database.

Open data from Eastern Europe

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