A Time Capsule of Soviet and Russian Culture: Now Online in the Sovetskaia Kult'ura Digital Archive

For Immediate Release

Minneapolis, MN, USA. November 13, 2013—East View Information Services (www.eastview.com), a leading provider of high-quality information products and services in world languages and English translation, has created an online historical database of Kult'ura (Culture), an important Russian weekly newspaper covering developing and ever changing attitudes toward arts and culture in Soviet and Russian societies. In spring 2013 this resource will be available in a complete archive, in full-image with searchable full text.

Previously published under the titles Rabochii i iskusstvo (1929-1930), Sovetskoe iskusstvo (1931-1941), Literatura i iskusstvo (1942-1944), Sovetskoe iskusstvo (1944-1952) and Sovetskaia kul'tura (1953-1991), Kul'tura offers an indispensable source of information with reviews of major events in Russian cultural life, literature, theater, cinematography and arts.

"In the Soviet period Sovietskaia kul'tura became well-known abroad for toeing the party line," said Kent D. Lee, President & CEO of East View Information Services. "It was common to read criticism of dissident writers such as Pasternak, Solzhenitsyn, Aksyonov and others, condemnations of modern art exhibitions, and censures of avant-garde composers and abstract painters. The newspaper has always been an important guide to understand politics, popular culture, and society of the day."

"The Kul'tura newspaper over the years holds a rich repository of photography, and we recognized the importance of capturing all images in our digital archive format," said Dima Frangulov, Vice President of East View Information Services. "East View has also loaded the text-searchable files for ease of use, allowing researchers to find articles of importance. Researchers now have access to this valuable primary-source material online."

For more information about East View's digital conversion service or Sovietskaia Kul'tura Digital Archive, contact info@eastview.com.

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