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Russian and Slavonic Language and Literature: Journals (Russian language)

This guide aims to introduce library readers researching or studying Russian to essential library and electronic resources for the subject area.

Russian-language journals available on the Internet

Russian journals available on the web

Some Russian and Slavonic journal articles are available online via the web.

Finding Russian-language journal articles

Coverage of Russian-language articles is not as good as it should be.

Letopis' zhurnal'nykh statei was the Soviet index of journal articles and continues to be used . Part of the run of  back-numbers index has been digitized and is available online: Letopis' zhurnal'nykh statei (1956-1975).

All subject areas covered. Subject indexing based on Soviet BBK classification scheme (Bibliotechno-bibliograficheskaia klassifikatsiia).

Letopis' zhurnalynkh statei is currently available on the Russian National Bibliography (East View Online services). The printed volumes are available at the Bodleian (1938-2003) but not after 2003,.

CEEOL (Central and East European Online Library) Offers full-text access to journals in many subject areas including a few on language and literature. Very few Russian journals.

Digitized journals

Russian-language journal articles

  Here are some examples of some Russian-language journals which can be accessed through Find e-journals. Note sometimes access may only be to back-numbers and may not include the most recent issues.


Druzhba narodov

Novyi mir



Vestnik Evropy