Digital Resources

There is a wealth of information about Russia, the NIS and Eastern Europe on the Internet. Here is a list of some of the best and most useful sites.

Online Books & Journals

  • The Slavic Review. An "American Quarterly of Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies."

News Sources

  • News from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Current News from Russia and East Europe.
  • Russia on the Web. News and information about Russia. The original Russian Web dictionary. On the web since 1995.
  • RIA-Novosti. The RIA-Novosti Russian news service is a very useful news source.
  • Integrum WorldWide. The largest online information service in Russia and the CIS whose databases cover a wide range of subjects related to Russia and the CIS, from politics to finance to culture.


Russian History

  • Russian History-Petrovich. Professor Petrovich taught Balkan and Russian History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His multimedia lectures were well known throughout the state. These edited lectures are designed to acquaint a new generation with Michael Petrovich’s multimedia Russian History Courses. The lectures provide a good overview to the study of Russian History.
  • Illustrated History of Russia. This page compiles pictures pertaining to Russian historical heritage and photos witnessing recent events in Russia. However, you can also find an illustrated description of the main periods in the history of Moscow and a brief introduction to the early history of the Russian Orthodox Church with more detailed collections of historical resources. Other history-related references are provided on the bottom of the page. 
  • The Russian Revolution 
  • Russian History Homepage. On this page you can find Russian historical texts in English. They are divided by period: Russian history before 1800, Russian history 1801-1991, Russian history 1905-30
  • Beyond the Pale: The History of Jews in Russia. This exhibition depicts the history of anti-Jewish attitudes — and of anti-Semitism today, a form of intolerance that in our century caused the death of millions of people.
  • Bucknell Russian Materials Page. This page attempts to capture the flavor of the rich diversity evolving over Russian history and hence depends as much on the endeavors of others as those of the Russian Studies Program. We hope you enjoy your visit and learn more about the origins of the Russians and their neighbors. 
  • Royal Russia. A History of the Romanov Dynasty & The Russian Monarchy.
  • Library of Congress Soviet Archives Exhibit. The ruthlessness, originality, and complexity documented in these records suggests bureaucratic dictatorship cut off from the people — and provides many hints of why Communist rule both lasted so long and fell apart so fast.
  • The Chairman Smiles: Posters from the Former Soviet Union, Cuba and China. The former Soviet Union, Cuba and China: three countries where posters played an important political role and got a large amount of artistic attention as well. This is a selection of 145 political posters, famous masterpieces next to equally beautiful, but unknown examples, drawn from the collection of the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam.