Russian and East European Studies websites


ABSEES Online (Library database)

Bibliographic records for journal articles, books, book chapters, book reviews, dissertations, and selected government publications and covers Eastern Europe, Russia, and the former Soviet Union (1990-). Updated monthly. Older volumes available in print from store

British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES)

Includes details of the BASEES mailing list for postgraduates, annual conference, publications and study groups.

DiFMOE (Digitales Forum Mittel- & Osteuropa)

Collaboration of libraries and archives which aims to digitise and provide free open access to historic newspapers from Central and Eastern Europe.

European Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies (EBSEES)

Bibliography of material relating to Russian and East European Studies and published between 1991 and 2006. The database contains details of around 85,500 titles. The EBSEES bibliography of titles published between 1975 and 1990 is available in print format in the Library at classmark Z 2483.


Virtual library for Russian and East European Studies from the University of Pittsburgh, including links to quality Internet resources.

Slavistics Portal

Central point of access for subject information for Slavic Studies via the internet. The Portal is directed to academics and students, teachers, translators, journalists and all those who are interested in Slavic Studies, in particular Slavic languages, literatures and folklore.

University Theses in Russian, Soviet and East European Studies (UTREES)

Searchable database of all British theses in Russian and East European Studies from 1907 onwards.

Virtuelle Fachbibliothek Osteuropa (ViFaOst)

Searchable portal for East European Studies, enabling access to specialist academic information in the arts and humanities. The ViFaOst website is available in German, Russian or English.


Carnegie Moscow Center

Website of the Carnegie Center for International Peace, providing news articles and interviews.

Current Digest of the [Post-] Soviet Press

Online from 2001. Previous volumes back to 1963 at DK 1.C8


News and analysis from Central Asia and the Caucasus.

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Uncensored news reports and discussion from 20 countries in which a free press is banned by the government or not fully established, including many of the post-Soviet states.


Lubitz' TrotskyanaNet

Great source of detailed information about all aspects of Trotsky, especially bio-bibliographical and guides to research collections


Interstate Statistical Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States

Provides statistics on the social and economic situation in the countries of the CIS.

U.S. Census Bureau: Statistical Agencies (International)

An alphabetical directory of statistical agencies by country.  


Project on Political Transformation and the Electoral Process in Post-Communist Europe

Online database of electoral legislation and election results from the post-Communist states of Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia and Ukraine.  


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