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
For more information about East View's digital conversion service or Sovietskaia Kul'tura Digital Archive,
Contact: Rodney Buhrsmith,
Chief Marketing Officer
East View Information Services, Inc.
10601 Wayzata Boulevard
Minneapolis, MN 55305 USA
About East View
East View was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Minneapolis,
Minnesota, USA. East View is comprised of East View Information Services (www.eastview.com), East View Geospatial
(www.geospatial.com) and East View Map Link (www.evmaplink.com). East View maintains thousands of supplier/publisher
relationships throughout the world for maps and geospatial data and Russian, Arabic and Chinese-produced social and
hard science content. East View manages a data center, library and warehouse in Minneapolis where it hosts and
stores dozens of foreign language databases, hundreds of thousands of maps and atlases and millions of
geospatial, Russian, Chinese and Arabic metadata records.