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World of Children – Artek Pioneer Camp Archives, 1944 – 1967 Online | © Brill

The database made available within the framework of the Specialised Information Service for Russian, East and Southeast European Studies contains archive materials on the history of the Soviet vacation camp Artek on the Crimea. The collection offers valuable insight into the educational system and social history of the Soviet Union.

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Ostlesesaal | © BSB/H.-R. Schulz

Due to reconstruction and remodelling measures, the East European, Oriental and Asian Reading Room will be closed as of 3 April 2017. We kindly ask you to use the other reading rooms of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek for the duration of the works, which will presumably take until the start of 2018.

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Cold War Intelligence | © Brill

The new digital source collection has been licensed within the framework of the Specialised Information Service for Russian, East and Southeast European Studies with the support of the German Research Foundation. It pools documents on the activities of US intelligence services in connection with the Soviet Union, showing their successes and failures.

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© Yewno

The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek is testing the discovery service Yewno as an additional topical search engine for digital full texts. The software works on the basis of artificial intelligence and machine learning. The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek is the first European institution to make this new search technology available to its users within the framework of a three-month pilot phase. Users can send their feedback to the project team by means of a response form. The service is available at:

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Plakat zur Filmvorführung, Ausschnitt | © Soms Films, 2015

27 February 2017, 18:00
The Department of Eastern Europe of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Munich, the Graduate School for East- and South-East European Studies and the association MIR cordially invite you to the screening of the documentary film "In search of a lost paradise" in the Werkstattkino in Fraunhoferstrasse 9 on 27 February 2017.

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