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Soviet and Post-Soviet Economic History: Getting Started

A selection of resources and starting points for research about Soviet and Post-Soviet Economic History.

Key Library Databases

  • Database of Russian and CIS Statistical Publications (1990-present)
    full-text versions of publications (including some in English or bilingual) from the major Russian statistics agency Goskomstat Rossii and its regional statistics agencies, Statkomitet SNG, and statistical agencies of the former Soviet Union (statistical yearbooks, monthly analytical reports, regional statistical information, and annual statistical abstracts).   
  • Database of Russian Social Science and Humanities Publications (2000-present)
    full-text of major Russian journals, including several devoted to economics (EKO. Vserossiiskii ekonomicheskii zhurnal, Ekonomicheskaia politika, Ekonomicheskoe razvitie Rossii, Ekonomika i matematicheskie metody, Mirovaia ekonomika i mezhdunarodnye otnosheniia, Obshchestvo i ekonomika, and Voprosy ekonomiki)
  • Database of Central Russian Newspapers (1995-present)
    full-text database of over 40 newspapers from Russia, including the oldest English-language newspaper in Russia, the Moscow News (1930-). 
  • The Current digest of the Soviet and post-Soviet press (1949-present)
    English translations of selected of Russian-language press materials. 

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