Russian Studies Program
This page contains a growing number of news resources which provide up-to-date information on Russia and the NIS nations. If you can't find what you are looking for on this page, try the Mayak press list or the journals list of Friends and Partners. The most important media enterprises are linked to this page. If we missed anything, please let us know.
Radio & TV
Voice of Russia World Service
Direct from Moscow, the Voice of Russia World Service news is now available via Real Audio, the sound system that does not require downloading -- simply click and listen. News is available in Russian and English.
Die Deutsch Welle Russian
Die Deutsch Welle Russian page also has Russian-language RealAudio programs.
Echo of Moscow
Echo of Moscow was the first independent radio in Russia, now broadcasting since 1990.
Voice of America now hasRussian-language broadcasts; well, now you can listen to them on the Web at 3:00, 8:00 and 18:00 hours.
Radio Sweden has a Russian page which broadcasts news at 15:00 hours.
Cable News Network carries many news items about Russia and the NIS. Currently, CNN is running a special on the Cold War. Turner Learning provides educator's guide of the project.
The other Russian news agency is now on-line with daily news and special reports. Interfax provides general news, industry news, editorials and special reports. Subscription information is included.
Jamestown Monitor, Prism and Fortnight in Review are three major news souces on Russia. This site provides information on how to subscribe to the fax and listserv services. It also servers as an electronic archive for issues going back to 1996.
The Moscow Times
The leading English-language newspaper in Moscow, this daily provides detailed political, economic, sports, art and other news. It also carries personal ads and job notices. A good place to look for a job in Moscow or list your qualifications.
Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty
Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty now offers its news stories and analyses on-line. The news pertains not only to Russia and the NIS but to Eastern and Central Europe in general. RFE/RL Newsline is a daily news report from Russia available at the site or via the Newsline listserv. The site now has a search engine for back issues. Back issues are held in a searchable archive at 'Friends and Partners'. RFE/RL also provides 24 hour RealAudio radio broadcasts from East Europe including 6 hours of Russian language broadcasts. This site all provides news analyses, press reviews, and special reports on important news events.
Russia Today is a variation of 'USA Today' focussed on Russia. It is updated every 2-3 days so that you get more than shot at the news. Hypertext articles cover every aspect of Russian and NIS life including politics, economics, eduation, sports, television. In its resources pages you can find biographies of political leaders, descriptions of the political parties, and other political information. Now with a five-minute VIDEO telecast for those with a Real Video plug-in. A daily requirement.
The Russian Institute for Public Networks
This site contains information on Russian legislation dealing with the media as well as news items on other topics pertaining to the press in Russia.
The St Petersburg Times
The St Petersburg Times was founded in May 1993 and is owned by the Russian-Australian-American joint venture Cornerstone. It is a weekly English language newspaper with a print run of 15,000 copies. Its founders include Lloyd Donaldson, Grisha Kunis, and Jim Vierengel, the Managing Editor, Marketing Manager, and American reprensenative, respectively.
The only news in English from the Primorski Kraj. Mostly business updates but there is a section on 'Vladivostok Life'.
Journals and Magazines
Literaturka is Russia's leading newpaper for the intelligentsia. The current and some back issues are available along with information on subscribing by mail. Currently the on-line version is free of charge.
Ogonek was originally published by Pravda. With the emergence of Glasnost, however, it became one of the most out-spoken critics of the past and strongest advocates of the reforms. Now, according to the editor, Lev Gushchin, it plans to outmaneuvre the competition by connecting to the internet--without any thought of profit. This is an outstanding source of both news and opinion on Russia. In Russian; requires KOI8 or other Cyrillic font.
Russian Life is an English-language magazine of Russian history, culture, and contemporary life now published in Vermont. Recent articles cover education, divorce, music, and women's issues.