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Research Institutions and Research Support

  • American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies (ABSEES) A comprehensive reference guide to American books, articles, dissertations, and reviews in the field, produced at the University of Illinois.
  • Archives in Russia This is a brief extract from the ArcheoBiblioBase information system on archival repositories in the Russian Federation, maintained by Patricia Kennedy Grimsted in collaboration with Rosarkhiv, the Federal Archival Service of Russia.
  • The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP)
  • The Center for American-Eurasian Studies and Relations (CAESAR) An independent, non-profit association of specialists working on European and Asian (Eurasian) affairs, to promote the ideals of peace, democracy, economic cooperation and security between the United States and nations of Europe and Asia. The website has relevant articles, particularly on politics, economics, and business.
  • Chadwyck-Healey Hoover Project: Archives of the Soviet Communist Party and Soviet State Information about the joint project between the State Archival Service of the Russian Federation (Rosarkhiv), at Stanford University, and Chadwyck-Healey, to put on microfilm the records and opisi (finding aids) of the Communist Party of the former Soviet Union.
  • Civic Education Project A not-for-profit international education organization dedicated to assisting universities in Central and Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union.
  • Cold War International History Project CWIHP was established at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., in 1991. The project supports the full and prompt release of historical materials by governments on all sides of the Cold War, and seeks to disseminate new information and perspectives on Cold War history emerging from previously inaccessible sources on "the other side" -- the former Communist bloc.
  • The Eurasia Foundation A privately managed grant-making and operating organization dedicated to funding programs that build democratic and free market institutions in the twelve (excl. the Baltics) New Independent States (NIS) of the former Soviet Union.
  • Harriman Institute The Harriman Institute at Columbia University is the oldest academic center in the United States devoted to the interdisciplinary study of the Russian Empire, the Soviet bloc, and the post -communist states.
  • Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace within Stanford University is a public policy research center devoted to advanced study of politics, economics, and political economy—both domestic and foreign—as well as international affairs.
  • H-RUSSIA A member of the H-NET Humanities OnLine initiative. H-RUSSIA encourages scholarly discussion of Russian and Soviet history and makes available diverse bibliographical, research and teaching aids. H-RUSSIA's editorial board and discussion list editors serve a broad intellectual community.
  • International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) IREX is a US-based non-profit organization committed to international education, whose efforts encompass academic research, professional training, institution building, technical assistance, and policy programs between the United States and the countries of Eastern Europe, the New Independent States, Asia, and the Near East.
  • Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies The Kennan Institute provides a forum for bringing historical depth on and contemporary understanding of Russia and the former Soviet Union to the nation's capital. The Institute organizes seminars, workshops, briefings, and conferences featuring prominent scholars and policymakers from America, Russia, and other successor states to the Soviet Union with experience in shaping U.S.-Russian policy.
  • The National Capital Language Resource Center Located in Washington, D.C., the NCLRC is one of seven federally-funded language resource centers. A collaboration between Georgetown University, Center for Applied Linguistics and The George Washington University, it provides materials and services to improve foreign language teaching and learning.
  • Research in the Former Soviet Archives on Historical Political Economy
  • Russian Academy of Sciences Information about the Academy's organizational structure, organizations, members, projects, and publications is available on this site. In Russian.
  • Slavic Reference Service, University of Illinois The Slavic Reference Service handles bibliographic and reference questions in the humanities and social sciences from individuals and libraries.
  • Social Science Research Council (SSRC) SSRC is an independent, nongovernmental, not-for-profit, international association devoted to the advancement of interdisciplinary research in the social sciences. It does this through a wide variety of interdisciplinary workshops and conferences, fellowships and grants, summer training institutes, scholarly exchanges, and publications.
  • The State Public Historical Library of Russia (Moscow) Information about the library, an online catalog, opportunities to order documents electronically.
  • UC Berkeley Library - Slavic & East European Resources This web page is designed to assist patrons in learning about UC Berkeley's collections, conducting research on the UC Campus, and connecting to data available in electronic formats wherever it can be found in the world. (Geographic coverage: Russia and the republics of the former Soviet Union, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, and Albania)
  • Ukrainian Archives Set up by DAKU (formerly Ukr Glavarkhiv)
  • The Ukrainian Research Institute of Harvard University Founded in June 1973, the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University serves as a focal point for graduate and undergraduate students, fellows, and associates pursuing research in Ukrainian language, literature, and history as well as in anthropology, archaeology, art history, economics, political science, sociology, theology, and other disciplines.
  • Yale Russian Archive Project YRAP serves as a clearinghouse for information in order to facilitate access to the newly available documents in the archives of the former Soviet Union.
  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars East European Studies The East European Studies (EES) program provides a non-partisan forum for bringing historical and contemporary understanding of the former communist states of Eastern Europe and the Baltics to the nation's capital. EES organizes seminars, conferences, workshops and briefings featuring prominent scholars and policymakers from the U.S. and Eastern Europe with experience in shaping U.S.-Eastern European policy.

Other Russian and East European Area Studies Centers

Language Programs

  • Baltic Studies Summer Institute The BALSSI Summer Institute provides an opportunity for interested students and scholars to increase their knowledge and understanding of the languages, culture, and history of the Baltic States: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. This annual program is hosted each summer by a different member of the supporting universities.
  • Intensive Programs in Slavic and East European Languages AATSEEL's listings of programs offered in U.S. colleges and universities as well as in programs abroad.

Journals and Newsletters

  • AATSEEL Newsletter Newsletter of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages.
  • Acta Slavica Iaponica Published by the Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University.
  • Anthropology and Archeology of Eurasia Contains unabridged translations of manuscripts, articles and parts of books. Materials are selected which best reflect developments in anthropology and archeology in the New Independent States and are of most interest to those professionally concerned with these fields.
  • Australian Slavonic and East European Studies ASEES is a refereed journal which publishes scholarly articles, review articles and short reviews on all aspects of Slavonic and East European studies, in particular language, literature, history and political science; also art and social science.
  • Cahiers du Monde russe Trilingual (French, Russian, and English) international interdisciplinary journal that publishes scholarly work in the social sciences on all aspects of the Russian past and the Soviet or post-Soviet world.
  • Canadian Slavonic Papers An interdisciplinary journal devoted to Central and Eastern Europe, published for the Canadian Association of Slavists.
  • Central Asian Survey Concerned primarily with the history, politics, cultures, religions and economics of the Central Asian and Caucasian regions.
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education News source for college and university faculty members and administrators.
  • Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization Quarterly international journal that covers the historical and current transformation in the Soviet Union and in its successor states. The journal covers politics, government, political economics, social issues, legal systems, nationalities, international relations, human rights, and other topics, as well as the history of Soviet totalitarianism and its transformation in the perestroika period.
  • East European Jewish Affairs
  • East European Politics and Societies An international journal that examines social, political, and economic issues in Eastern Europe, published for the Joint Committee on Eastern Europe of the American Council of Learned Societies and the Social Science Research Council.
  • Eastern European Economics Eastern European Economics contains translations of original articles and published work on the economies of Central and Eastern Europe.
  • East/West Education A Journal of the Social and Cultural History of Education in Russia, Other Former Soviet States and Eastern Europe.
  • Elementa: Journal of Slavic Studies and Comparative Cultural Semiotics Elementa proposes the development of a new branch of semiotics: the science of cultural symbols and texts in its relationship to Slavic studies.
  • Europe-Asia Studies Formerly Soviet Studies, Europe-Asia Studies is devoted to the political, economic and social affairs of what were once the Soviet bloc countries.
  • Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas
  • Journal of Baltic Studies A scholarly journal in English and German concerning all aspects of the Baltic region and related fields.
  • Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics Devotes particular attention to the process of regime change after the demise of the Soviet Union, including in its material contributions from within the affected societies. At the same time, it follows the effects of this upheaval on communist parties, ruling and non-ruling, both in Europe and in the wider world.
  • Journal of Russian and East European Psychology Contains unabridged translations of original submissions as well as articles published in scholarly journals or in collections.
  • Journal of Slavic Military Studies Until 1993 The Journal of Soviet Military Studies. Investigates all aspects of military affairs in the Slavic nations of Central and Eastern Europe in historical and geopolitical context, and offers a vehicle for Central and Eastern European security and military analysts to air their views.
  • Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History Dedicated to critical inquiry into the history of Russia and Eurasia. The journal features research articles, as well as in-depth review articles and long book reviews, especially of works in languages other than English.
  • Nationalities Papers Deals exclusively with all non-Russian nationalities of the former USSR and national minorities in Eastern and Central European countries.
  • New Balkan Politics An academic periodical. In Macedonian and English.
  • Osteuropa
  • The Polish Review A multidisciplinary journal devoted to Polish topics.
  • Post-Soviet Affairs Quarterly publication on the republics of the former Soviet Union
  • Post-Soviet Geography and Economics Semi-quarterly publication featuring Western papers on the economy and geography, with emphasis on economic development, environmental protection, urban and rural settlement, nationalities, and related issues confronting the transition economies of the former Soviet Union, and Eastern and Central Europe.
  • Problems of Economic Transition Contains unabridged translations of both original submissions and published articles from economics journals of the successor states to the former Soviet Union.
  • Problems of Post-Communism Features analysis, information, and debate about the communist and post-communist world, with an emphasis on thoughtful but timely coverage of current economic, political, and international issues.
  • Religion, State and Society English-language academic publication devoted to these issues in communist and formerly communist countries.
  • Revolutionary Russia Journal of the Study Group on the Russian Revolution, interdisciplinary and international in approach, publishing original research in the fields of history, politics, economics, sociology, literary and intellectual history from scholars throughout the world, including the ex-USSR states.
  • Russian and East European Finance and Trade Publishes original research papers in the fields of economics, finance, international business, and trade. Focus is on the economies of the former Soviet Union, including the Caucasus and Central Asia, and Central and Eastern Europe.
  • Russian Education and Society Contains translated material from Russian-language periodicals and newspapers, from empirical research reports, and from books. The materials cover preschool, primary, secondary, vocational, and higher education; curricula and methods of the subject fields taught in the schools; the pedagogy of art, music, and physical education; issues related to family life, employment, and youth culture; and special education programs.
  • Russian Linguistics An international forum for all scholars working in the field of Russian linguistics and its manifold diversity, ranging from phonetics and phonology to syntax and the linguistic analysis of texts (text grammar), including both diachronic and synchronic problems.
  • Russian Literature Combines issues devoted to special topics of Russian literature with contributions on related subjects in Croatian, Serbian, Czech, Slovak and Polish literatures.
  • Russian Politics and Law Contains unabridged translations of articles chiefly from Russian-language publications in the fields of politics, law, public affairs, public administration, and related fields.
  • The Russian Review Publishes scholarly articles and reviews on Russian culture, past and present. Also covers important developments in other areas of the humanities and social sciences, particularly in gender studies, nationality studies, and cultural theory.
  • Russian Social Science Review Contains unabridged translations of articles from various Russian-language publications.
  • Russian Studies in History Contains unabridged translations of articles from various Russian-language journals.
  • Russian Studies in Literature Publishes translations from the Russian in literary criticism and scholarship, including both contemporary and historical material.
  • Russian Studies in Philosophy Contains unabridged translations of articles from various Russian-language publications.
  • Scando-Slavica An annual international publication for Slavic and Baltic philology, literature, history and archaeology edited by the Association of Scandinavian Slavists and Baltologists.
  • The Slavic and East European Journal Published quarterly by the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages.
  • The Slavic Review The membership journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies.
  • Slavonic and East European Review Interdisciplinary quarterly published on behalf of the School of Slavonic and East European Studies of the University of London.
  • Slavonica A twice-yearly publication on the literatures, languages, history, cultures and the arts in Russia, and Central and Eastern Europe.
  • Social Science in Eastern Europe Newsletter This quarterly newsletter provides extensively annotated listings of new publications, research projects, and institutions involved in social science research in Eastern Europe. Maintained by a German social sciences association, GESIS.
  • Solanus: International Journal for Russian and East European Bibliographic, Library and Publishing Studies An annual journal dealing with all aspects of the printed word in Russia and Eastern Europe. These include: the history of printing and publishing, the present status of the printed media, librarianship, bibliography, reader studies and the book arts. Articles dealing with archives and manuscript material are also published.
  • Statutes & Decisions: The Laws of the USSR and Its Successor States Contains translations of items from numerous sources.
  • Studies in East European Thought Intended to provide a forum for Western-language (English and German) writings on philosophy and philosophers who identify with the history and cultures of East and Central Europe, including Russia, Ukraine, and the Baltic States.
  • Tolstoy Studies Journal A refereed annual put out by the Tolstoy Society of North America. In addition to articles, the journal publishes review articles, roundtable discussions, news and events, notices of work in progress, special reports and book reviews. The web site also has links to other Tolstoy sites.
  • Ukrainian Quarterly A Journal of Ukrainian & International Affairs.

Professional Associations

Publishers and Bookstores

  • Ardis Books Russian literature: poetry, criticism, fiction, anthologies, multimedia language study, women's prose and more.
  • Publishers Catalogue Home Page Directory of publishers world-wide. Can search by country.