Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Izvestiia Digital Archives

Front page of the December 25, 2012 issue of Izvestiia

The University of Manitoba Libraries (UML) has purchased the digital archives database of Izvestiia, the Kremlin’s official newspaper. The paper is available online, from 1917 to 2010, and contains both full-image and text scans of the original newspaper. In addition, the UML, has purchased an online subscription to the newspaper, for the subsequent years, beginning with 2011. The Izvestiia Digital Archive chronicles  Soviet society from revolutionary times to the U.S.S.R.'s break, -- and to the present day Post-Soviet Russia.

East View Information Services' Izvestiia Digital Archives contains over 25,000 continuous issues. With approximately 300,000 photographs and other graphics, and nearly 1,000,000 articles. The Izvestiia Database may be accessed through, the U of M online catalogue, by doing a "journal title" search using the term 'Izvestiia', or through the online Database A-Z link, under the letter "I". Free access is available to current faculty, students, and staff of the University of Manitoba.