For Immediate Release
Minneapolis, MN, USA. March 21, 2018—Ogonek, the popular newsweekly that has embodied
Russian life and culture since early in the Soviet era, is now available as a digital archive from East View.
“No other mass publication did more to bridge the gaps between different outlooks, heritages and geographies that
existed in the USSR than Ogonek,” said Kent Lee, East View’s President & CEO. “Ogonek practically
defined the social and cultural markers that shape Russia’s unique national identity.”
Ogonek extolled this national identity in news articles and colorful photodocumentaries about everyday
Soviet life, while also publishing literary works by noted luminaries. Ogonek is unique in that it continued
publishing between 1941 and 1945, rendering it today one of only a few publications available that depicted the
USSR as a society during the Great Patriotic War.
Ogonek’s peak circulation of 4.5 million coincided with the zenith of glasnost and
perestroika, which it embraced with edgy satire and political commentary. Ogonek continues today as
the premier weekly newsmagazine for 144 million Russians in much the same way as it served earlier generations.
With exacting bibliographic rigor, the Ogonek Digital Archive reproduces in full image (including searchable full
text) all 225,000 pages of the 4,700 issues published since 1923, including 440,000 photographs. The Ogonek
Digital Archive is cross-searchable with related e-content on East View’s robust Web platform.
For more information about the Ogonek Digital Archive or to request a trial, please contact your East View
representative or email email@example.com.
Contact: Grant Bistram
East View Information Services, Inc.
10601 Wayzata Boulevard
Minneapolis, MN 55305 USA
About East View
East View Information Services (www.eastview.com),
is a leading provider of English- and foreign-language information products and services, including Russian, Chinese, and Arabic databases,
print periodicals, books, and research collections. The company serves all geographies and many market segments, including academic institutions,
government organizations, corporations, public and federal libraries and law firms. East View is headquartered in Minneapolis, USA, with major
offices in Russia and Ukraine.