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Russian and East European Resources at MSU: A Basic Guide for Research: News Sources

This guide gives a basic outline of some of the best resources to use at MSU when doing research on Russia, Eastern Europe, or the former Soviet Union.

News Sources

Universal Database of Russian Newspapers

This resource contains full-text articles from over 60 Russian newspapers in English and Russian, including such titles as Izvestiia and Argumenty i fakty. Issues are updated daily. Articles are fully searchable.  The archive for Pravda goes back to 1907; Izvestiia goes back to 1917, and Literaturnaia gazeta back to 1929.

Library Press Display/NewspaperDirect

A resource for same-day, digital versions of print newspapers from around the world.  Only a 90 day archive, but newspapers are full image and full text.  Good coverage of Eastern Europe and Russia: more than 50 titles in Russian alone, including popular sports and tabloid press.

LexisNexis Academic

Lexis-Nexis is a leading news and business information service which contains more than 7,100 newspaper sources, of which 3,700 provide their entire publications online.

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