Slavonic workshop

Thursday 23 November 2000, 2-5 pm, Lecture Room A, OUCS, 13 Banbury Rd.

(Material supplied by Angelina Gibson, Head of Slavonic and East European Collections, Bodleian Library)

Please note that the material on the Slavonic Workshop page is now available on the Bodleian Guide to Slavonic and East European Electronic Resources  (  
Please consult this page in future and change your bookmarks accordingly.  No further additions will be made to the Slavonic Workshop page.


  Online Catalogues and bibliographic databases   |   WWW Gateways   |  Selected online journals and newspapers   |   News and Media   |   Selected links to history, economics and politics   |   Major Web directories and search engines   |   Major Organizations   |   Mailing lists   |    Online dictionaries and translators   |   Currency converter   |   White pages   |   Yellow Pages

  Online catalogues and bibliographic databases


ABSEES (the American bibliography for Slavic and East European studies)  - Oxford users see OxLIP on the Web (Title index) 
(Oxford access available
through an annual subscription paid by the Bodleian Library)

EBSEES (the European bibliography of Slavonic and East European studies)

See also UK links to

             BL Slavonic and E. E. collections               
For holdings search the BL Public Catalogue





             REES at Oxford


ArcheoBiblioBase (the bibliographical database for Russian archives including Rosarkhiv, archives of the President, archives under major Federal agencies, etc.)


WWW Gateways


CEESource (Central and East European Legal, Political, Business and Economics WWW Resources)

Euroguide (a subject gateway to European websites)

Gabriel (Gateway to Europe's National Libraries)

Hungarika Informacio database of the Szechenyi Library

NUPI (Norwegian) Centre for Russian Studies

REECA (Web guide to Russian, East European and Central Asian Collections)

REENIC (a collection of links to East European websites)

REESWeb National Homepages. Visit the Web page of Belarus, Czech Republic, Poland, Russia, etc.

RussGus (German language materials on Russia/Former Soviet Union)

Russophilia! (Australian Web Portal to the Russian Internet)

Slavic and East European Resources at the University of Chicago (includes reference material on Russian women authors, Jews in Russia, the Soviet Union and Central-East Europe, Soviet serial titles 1917-1950, guide to microform sources, etc.)

SEES Internet Guides



Selected online journals and newspapers


East European and Central European Journals (in English):

Bosnet (the first Bosnian group on the Internet)    In English and Croatian

Central Europe Business (owned by The Economist)

Central Europe Review (the weekly journal of Central and EE culture)
and its sister publication
Russia today

Central Europe Online (from Prague in English)

Economic reconstruction in South-East Europe

International War and Peace Reporting

Orientation Central and Eastern Europe

Political Resources

Russia Weekly

Transitions Online (Published by a Czech non-profit organization.  It covers 28 post-communist countries)


Selected Russian Newspapers (mostly in Russian):

Argumenty i fakty

Gazeta ru (Daily in Russian)

see also Nastoiashchie itogi


Komsomolskaia pravda (In Russian and English)      (the English version is Allnews )

Moskovskaia pravda

Moskovskie novosti

Nezavisimaia gazeta

Novaia gazeta (in Russian)

Novyi mir

Ogonyok (Daily political news)


Rossiiskaia gazeta

Russkii zhurnal


The Moscow Times (in English)

The St. Petersburg Times (in English)


Vedomosti (Daily Internet newspaper)

Yabloko (Political parties)



Directory of Russian periodicals (some require a paid subscription, but some are still free, e.g. Inostranets, Rossiiskaya economica, etc.)

Novosti (an impressive array of journals including NLO, Novi Mir and Oktiabr)

Russian story (instant access to many famous Russian newspapers, including Argumenty i fakty, Itogi, Kommersant, etc. either free or by subscription or price per issue/article)



News and Media


BBC Russian service

ITAR/TASS (the largest news agency in CIS)

Natsionalnaia sluzhba novostei (also includes the National Electronic Library at

OMRI Daily Digest

Radio Ekho Moskvy (you can also listen to it)

Radio Free Europe/Liberty. Russian service

SCOLA Russian TV Online (free Russian TV on the Internet)


Selected links to history, economics and politics


Agentura (Espionage)

Almamater (Russian education)

Archives in Russia (the genealogical site for researching Russian roots)

Balkan Peace Links

Constitution of the RF, Dec. 1993

Dva veka (historical journal)

Embassy of the Russian Federation in the USA (includes country profile, constitution and latest press releases)

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Great Britain (includes visa information)

Internet-Parliament (the Gos. Duma and presidential elections)

Links - Eastern Europe

Medieval Russia Links Research (Russian history from 600 to 1650)

Offitsialnaia Rossiia (the official web-site of the Russian Federation)

Revelations of the Russian archives (directories and documents from the Library of Congress)

Rosbusiness Consulting (latest financial news from CIS in English and Russian)

Russian Feminism Resources

Russian History http://www.departments.bucknell/edu/russian/history.html (includes the History of Moscow )

Russian History Online (sources and bibliographies)

Russian Regional Report

Russian Stock Exchange

Russian Virtual Library

Soviet Union Internet Archive (primary sources of early Soviet history)

Stalin - era research and archives project

The illustrated history of Russia and the former USSR

State Committee of the RF on Statistics


Stratfor (intelligence reports)

University of Texas at Austin. The Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection




Major Web directories and search engines




GlasNet   Replaced by Russia Online


Kirill i Mefodii 

List of Russian WWW-servers (geographically listed by the Russian Academy of Sciences)


Russia on the Net

Ves Russkii Internet

UK Russian Web Directory



BolBg (Bulgaria)

YuSearch (former Yugoslavia)


Major Organizations

AAASS (The American Association For the Advancement of Slavic Studies)

AATSEEL (The American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages)

BASEES (The British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies)

BSA (The Bulgarian Studies Association)

CAS (The Canadian Association of Slavists)

COSEELIS (Council for Slavonic and East European Library and Information Services)

ESSA (the Early Slavic Studies Association)

SEESA (the Southeast European Studies Association)

SSREES (Scottish Society for Russian and East European Studies)


Mailing lists


H-Russia (discussion of Russian history) Subscribe to

Info-Russ (informal communication list) Subscribe to

Rubezh (the list of the Russian Centre project in Latvia, covering all aspects of Russian life and culture) Send the message SUBSCRIBE RUBEZH to

Russian-Web (discussion of issues relating to Russia on the Web) Subscribe to

Sovokinform (mainly CIS news and events) Subscribe to

 Many other discussion lists are available from Friends and Partners
and also from



Online dictionaries and translators


Medialingva (the largest English-Russian Russian-English dictionary on the Internet)

Dictionaries and translators (links to multilingual online dictionaries including Russian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Hungarian, etc. chat sites, and online language courses)

Foreign languages for travelers (over 70 languages with essential information about their corresponding countries. Also has a multiple translating dictionary)

Studyweb (includes a Russian-English dictionary of economics)

Yourdictionary (260 online dictionaries)



Currency converter

Try this useful tool if you want to find out how many Russian Rubles there are to the Czech Koruna or try the full universal converter to find out how many Ukrainian Hryvnia there are to the Slovenian Tolar plus many other regularly updated currencies.


White pages

A list of 362 online telephone directories for 182 Russian cities


Yellow pages

Including the Yellow Pages for Moscow and St. Petersburg


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