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100-Blatt-Karte des russischen Reiches | © BSB/Öffentlichkeitsarbeit

A few weeks ago, the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek received the so-called 100-sheet map of the Russian empire ("Stolistovaya") as a present from private ownership. Consisting of 107 sheets, the work published in Saint Petersburg from 1801 to 1804 constitutes the first multi-sheet, official map of Russia and accordingly a central source of Russian cartography in the 19th century.

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ARTOS, Logo | © BSB/osmikon

A new database is available as of now for searching specialist literature on east, eastern-central and south-eastern Europe. ARTOS includes articles and reviews from currently around 400 specialist journals and selected omnibus works from the broad spectrum of humanities and social-scientific research about east and south-eastern Europe.

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osmikon, Logo | © BSB/osmikon

A new research portal on east, eastern-central and south-eastern Europe has been launched on 20 June 2018! osmikon pools the services for interdisciplinary research on eastern and south-eastern Europe.

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Bildschirmfoto aus der „Collection of photographs from Maidan Nezalezhnosti“, Seite 25, https://dlib.eastview.com/browse/staticcollection/64807?i=109 | © East View Information Services

The collection spanning a total of four databases has been licensed for Germany-wide use within the framework of the Specialised Information Service for Russian, East and Southeast European Studies with the support of the German Research Foundation (DFG). Access to "Social Movements, Elections and Ephemera Databases: Ukraine" and the digital copies of materials on nation-wide elections and protests in Ukraine in the period between 2012 and 2014 now enables political scientists, contemporary historians, sociologists and anthropologists in particular to research the recent events in Ukraine on the basis of materials which are scarcely available otherwise.

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© Joseph Stalin (1879 – 1953), Soviet leader, c1945. Head and shoulders portrait of Stalin in military uniform. [Photography]. Retrieved from Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. http://quest.eb.com/search/300_2282725/1/300_2282725/cite

The digital source collection has been licensed for Germany-wide use within the framework of the Specialised Information Service for Russian, East and Southeast European Studies with the support of the German Research Foundation. Access to "The Stalin Digital Archive" and the digital copies it contains of the fund 558 from the Russian State Archive for Socio-Political History (RGASPI), will make the research of Stalin and of the Soviet Union significantly easier for researchers in Germany in the future.

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