Fedosseeva: Russian Language online
Russian Studies in others University
Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Kingdom of Thailand
Beyond Mutual Assured Destruction: Reducing Russian-American Nuclear Tensions (May 20, 2004)
"A new study, presented by Dr. Sergey Rogov, Director of the Institute of the USA and Canada."
after the Presidential Election (March 2004)
Post-Election Briefing (March 2004)
for Russian Studies http://www.ssees.ac.uk/russstud.htm
Slavonic Collections at the British Library http://www.bl.uk/collections/slavonic
to the Slavonic and east European Home Page at the British Library
Russia on the Net http://www.ru/
Russian Service (part of World service) online
Some Russian newspapers:
Russia Today Home pagehttp://www.russiatoday.com/ Recommend
Russian Periodicals online - Russian Story http://www.russianstory.com/
The Moscow Times http://www.moscowtimes.ru/
Grammar Exercises http://www.auburn.edu/~mitrege/RWT/exercises/index.html
British Council Russia - advice for visitors
Internet directories and search engines
Major Web sites/meta
• Russian and East European Network Information Center (REENIC). REENIC is a collection of links to Web sites about East and Central Europe, Russia and the countries of the former Soviet Union, with substantial selections of links for each country plus resources for K–12 teachers. Access: http://reenic.utexas.edu/reenic.html.
• Sher’s Russian Index. A huge collection of links to sites in all areas of interest, from history and government to literature, folklore, humor, and the environment. Also includes links to many metasites, both in Russia and elsewhere. Access: http://www.websher.net/inx/link.html.
• Friends and Partners. This site aims to improve understanding between the peoples of Russia and the United States. It offers an extensive collection of links in many aspects of Russian Studies. Access: http://www.friends-partners.org/friends/.
• GlasNet. The homepage of this Moscow-based Internet service provider includes useful links to selected sites, Russian search engines, media sites, and travel information. Access: http://www.glasnet.ru/glasweb/gate/.
• Slavic Studies on the Net. From the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, this site brings together a selection of metasites, linking to language resources, reference materials, associations, and other sources of information. Access: http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~aaass/resources1.htm.
• List of Russian
WWW-servers. A geographical
listing of Russian Internet servers, with a bias toward scientific
sites, from the Russian Academy of Sciences. Access: http://www.ras.ru/map_list.html.
News and media
• Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Newsline. Formerly Radio Free Europe, this site provides daily reports on current events and political developments in the former Soviet Union. Reports are also available by e-mail subscription. Access: http://www.rferl.org/newsline.
• ITAR/TASS. The successor to the Soviet TASS, ITAR-TASS is the largest news agency in Russia. In addition to current news, ITAR-TASS also offers access to pictures of the latest breaking developments. Access: http://www.itar-tass.com.
• Natsionalnaia Sluzhba Novostei (National News Service). Provides a valuable collection of the most recent news, interviews and reviews of national, regional, and international media sources. It also includes the National Electronic Library (Natsionalnaia Electronnaia Biblioteka), the largest electronic archive of the Russian media. Russian only. Access: http://www.nns.ru/.
• Lenta.Ru. Although this site has only been online since September 1, 1999, it is by far one of the most comprehensive and informative news sites on the Internet. Founded by the Fond Effectivnoi Politiki (Foundation for Efficient Policy—http://www.fep.ru), it includes access to constantly updated full-text news from various Russian, independent, and international information agencies. Access: http://www.lenta.ru/. Russian and English Access: http://www.allpolitics.ru.
• RIO News Online. This is a news site of the Russian Information Agency Vesti. Russian only. Access: http://www.rian.park.ru/park/index.asp.
• Radio Ekho Moskvy (Echo of Moscow). This is the site of one of the most popular radio stations in Russia. In addition to the program schedule, it includes a news section (seven major news stories of the day), provides access to discussion forums on current political issues and offers daily translations of articles from selected international media sources. You can also listen to it using RealAudio Player. Russian only. Access: http://www.echo.msk.ru/.
• BBC Russian Service. This site is in Russian. An audio version is also available. Access: http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/russian/world/default.htm.
• SCOLA Russian Television Online. SCOLA is a nonprofit educational organization transmitting international television programs for educational use via satellite. It offers free Russian TV on the Internet—a 35–40 minute taped transmission of ORT (Public Russian Television, Channel 1). Requires Free Real Player 5.0 or higher. Access: http://www.scola.org/.
TV, Radio, Camera. Here you can find a list of links to TV and radio
stations in Russia, Ukraine, United States, Canada, and France broadcasting
on the Internet. Access: http://www.guzei.com/live/.
Newspapers and Journals on the Internet. This site includes a comprehensive
list of Russian newspapers and journals. Access (Newspapers): http://www.friends-partners.org/lit/koi/gazeti.html
and Access (Journals): http://www.friends-partners.org/lit/koi/zurnali.html.
• Nezavisimaia Gazeta. Access: http://www.ng.ru/.
• Komsomolskaia Pravda. Access: http://www.kp.ru.
• St. Petersburg Times. Access: http://www.sptimes.ru.
• Izvestiia. Access: http://www.online.ru/mlists/izvestiia/izvestiia-izvestiia.
• Znamia. Access: http://www.infoart.ru/magazine/znamia/index.htm.
• Novyi Mir. Access: http://www.infoart.ru/magazine/novyi_mi/index.htm.
• Slavic Review. American Quarterly of Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies. Access: http://www.econ.uiuc.edu/~slavrev/frames.html.
• Russian English–English Russian dictionaries on the Internet.MultiLeks. MediaLingua Ltd. offers one of the largest Access: http://www.medialingua.ru/russian/MultilexOnline/MOLFrames.htm.
• Dictionaries and Translators. Links to online dictionaries, language chat sites, and online language courses. Access: http://www.word2word.com/dictionary.html.
Languages for Travelers. Includes the Russian alphabet, basic words,
and essential information about Russia and the former Soviet Union. Access:
• Russian Literature. A collection of links to journals, databases, and research centers in the field. Access: http://www.departments.bucknell.edu/russian/ruslit.html.
• Publichnaia Electronnaia Biblio-theka (Online Public Library). This site includes the full text of fiction, poetry and plays by major authors. Maintained by Eugene Peckin. Access: http://www.online.ru/sp/eel/russian/.
• Links to Russian and NIS Literature Resources. A good collection of links to sites giving full text, criticism, opinions and biographical information, with links to other metasites. Access: http://users.aimnet.com/~ksyrah/ekskurs/lit.html.
• Russkie Literaturnye Arkhivy (Russian Literature Archives). Gateway to many literary sites and Russkii Zhurnal. Access: http://kulichki.rambler.ru/zhanna/archive.html.
• Friends and Partners Electronic Books. Links to the full texts of many major works, plus others by less well-known authors. Access: http://www.friends-partners.org/friends/culture/literature/books.html.
• Proza (Prose). Links to full text of prose works in Russian and some other materials, such as interviews with authors. Also includes works of some non-Russian authors translated into Russian. Access: http://www.friends-partners.org/cgi-bin/friends/afarber/lat/proza.html. • Online Russian Library at Oregon State University. Full text of major works, plus links to other media such as television. Access: http://www.orst.edu/dept/is/ruslit/.
Fine arts and theater
• Russian Painting. A collection of reproductions of paintings from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, plus icons. The site also contains biographies, discussion, bibliographical references, and links to related sites. Access: http://www.rollins.edu/Foreign_Lang/Russian/ruspaint.html.
• Museums of Russia. This is an excellent site to start your tour through the Russian museums. Access: http://www.museum.ru.
• Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. The homepage of the famous Moscow museum. Access: http://www.museum.ru/Pushkin/.
• The Hermitage. This vast museum and art gallery contains more than 3 million items. Its homepage offers highlights of the collection and information about the museum. Access: http://www.hermitage.ru/.
• The State Russian Museum. This is the site of the largest museum of Russian art located in St. Petersburg. You can learn about its history, collections, and access current and past exhibits. Access: http://www.rusmuseum.ru/eng_ind.html.
• Moscow Theaters. A Russian-only listing of the theaters of Moscow. Access: http://win.moscow.lvl.ru/culture/theater.html.
• The Kirov Ballet. St. Petersburg’s famous ballet company, based at the Kirov Theater. Access: http://www.kirov.com/.
• The Bolshoi Theatre. The homepage of Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre, available in English or Russian. Access: http://www.bolshoi.ru/.
• Chronology of Russian History. This site is provided by Bucknell University’s Russian Program. It offers access to all sorts of history-related Web sites by identifying major events in Russian history and linking them with explanatory and related materials on the Web. Access: http://www.departments.bucknell.edu/russian/chrono.html. • Illustrated History of Russia and the Soviet Union. This page compiles pictures, photos, and, in some cases, short descriptions of main historical periods. Access: http://www.cs.toronto.edu/~mes/russia/history.html.
• Medieval Russia Links and Research. These pages provide links to sites devoted to Russian history from 600 to 1650 and include information on Russian costume, culture, food, art and music. Access: http://www.sit.wisc.edu/~jdmiller2/russian.html.
• Revelations of the Russian Archives. This site is an electronic exhibit of the Library of Congress containing over 30 directories with documents covering such topics as the Cold War, collectivization, Chernobyl, Stalin, perestroika, the KGB, the Kirov murder, dissidents, WWII, and others. Access: http://lcweb.loc.gov/exhibits/archives/intro.html.
• Soviet History Internet Archive. A valuable collection of primary sources relating to the early history of the USSR. Also includes pictures. Access: http://www.marxists.org/history/ussr/.
The Russian Revolution. Browsable list of links to a large number
of online texts and articles, primary documents, maps, and images dealing
with the Russian Revolution. Access: http://www.barnsdle.demon.co.uk/russ/rusrev.html.
• Offitsialnaia Rossiia. (Official Russia). This is the official site of the Russian Federation. It offers access to information on the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the Russian government and links to regional governments. Access: http://www.gov.ru/.
• Constitution of the Russian Federation, December 1993. Access: http://www.fipc.ru/fipc/constit/.
• Polit.Ru—Informatsionno Politi-cheskii Kanal. Includes a brief summary of political news in English and Russian. Access: http://www.polit.ru/.
Internet-Parliament. This site is updated daily and includes the latest
information on the 2000 presidential elections and elections to the State
Duma to be held in December 1999. Access: http://www.elections.ru/.
Business and finance
• Russia Alive—Business. A good starting point for business information. Links to resources on banking, trade, exchange rates, legal aspects of business, and related areas. Access: http://www.alincom.com/russ/business.htm.
• Bisnis. A wealth of information from the U.S. Department of Commerce for companies exploring business opportunities with the Newly Independent States. Access: http://www.bisnis.doc.gov/.
• Russian Stock Exchange. Access: http://www.re.ru/.
Business Telephone Guide. Updated 10 times per year, this extensive
directory provides current contact information for all active businesses
in Moscow. The businesses are listed in English and Russian. Access: http://www.mbtg.net/.
• Gate to Russia. GlasNet offers a collection of links for those wishing to learn more about Russia’s cities and countryside, including a virtual tour of Russia and information on more unusual tourist destinations. Access: http://www.glasnet.ru/glasweb/gate/places.html.
• New Russia—Official Site of the Russian National Tourist Office. Information about travel destinations, visas, health and tourist offices, as well as background information on the history and culture of Russia. Access: http://www.interknowledge.com/russia/.
• St. Petersburg Web. Information on culture, business, news, and services in St. Petersburg. The travel section includes tourist information such as guides to accommodation and entertainment. Access: http://www.spb.ru.
• Moscow City Plan. Interactive Plan of Moscow. Access: http://www.mos.ru/intermap/.
• Train Schedules. Access: http://www.echo.msk.ru/buro/rail.phtml.
Libraries and archives
• Russian State Library, formerly the Lenin Library. The library’s catalog is available. Access: http://www.rsl.ru/home_en.htm.
• Gosudarstvennaia publichnaia istoricheskaia biblioteka (State Public Historical Library of Russia). Includes an online catalog and provides access to the library’s document delivery service. Russian only. Access: http://www.shpl.ru/.
• American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies. ABSEES covers North American scholarship on Eastern Europe, Russia, and the former Soviet Union. It contains bibliographic records for journal articles, books, book chapters, book reviews, dissertations, and selected government publications. Access: http://www.library.uiuc.edu/absees/.
The Open Society Institute
has been involved in the development of Internet services in Russian universities
since 1996. Thanks to its generous financial support, many Russian universities
and university libraries have Web pages that provide access to a wide
range of information. You can find a complete list of universities at
the OSI University Centers Internet page: http://www.osi.ru/VAD/frameset.nsf.
The OSI’s New York center is online at http://www.soros.org/.
• RUSSIAN-WEB. A list for the sharing of ideas, experiences and issues relating to Russia on the Web. Access: Subscribe to email@example.com.
• RAL. A discussion list for Russian-speaking librarians. Access: Send the message SUBSCRIBE RAL (no names) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
• H-RUSSIA. Discussion of Russian history. Access: Subscribe to email@example.com.
For links to many
other discussion lists, check out this page from Friends and Partners.