Resources for understanding the 2014 crisis in Ukraine
Many resources are available to help you follow current events in Ukraine and Russia. You can also learn more about Russian and Ukrainian leaders, history and geography of the region, and more. See a larger version of the map here in the World Factbook (click on the map there to enlarge it further).
Library staff at University College London School of Slavonic and East European Studies have put together a truly excellent site for following and understanding the Ukraine crisis. For the latest updates to it, follow UCL SSEES Library on Twitter: @UCLSSEESLibrary.
RFE/RL's "A guide to the separatists of Eastern Ukraine," a who's who dated June 3, 2014.
Eric Herron's blog Vse na vybory! Analyzing elections in post-Soviet Eastern Europe and Eurasia includes a number of posts on 2014 Ukrainian elections.
Pietro A. Shakarian, a graduate student at the the University of Michigan's Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, has compiled a helpful blog post, "The historical geography of Ukraine: an overview." Using maps and lists, he compares historical regions to contemporary ones, including cities and towns, along with historical notes.
Internet Archive's Archive-It Ukraine Conflict (access: everyone): beginning in February 2014, has been documenting the conflict in the Ukraine as it progresses. Selections made by the Archive-It team and subject experts in investigative journalism, and Russian and Eurasian studies. Material in English, Russian, Ukrainian, and other languages.
News sources (access: Stanford only). See also the General coverage section on the UCL SSEES Library's Ukraine crisis site.
- Ukrainian publications: essential full-text newspapers and magazines, mostly in Ukrainian and Russian, but one in English
- Russian central newspapers: full text of the most influential Russian newspapers from Moscow and St. Petersburg (in Russian, but a few in English)
- Russian regional newspapers: full text of the largest circulation newspapers in Russia's regions
- Current digest of the Russian press: "a selection of Russian-language press materials, carefully translated into English"
- Russian Governmental publications: monitors mainly events in the Federal Assembly, including stenographic records of the hearings of both houses
Scholarly journals (access: Stanford only). See also the Academic/analytical coverage section of the UCL SSEES Library's Ukraine crisis site.
- Russian journal International affairs, especially 2014, no. 1
- Database Academic search premier
- Database Historical abstracts
- Subject guide Russia and Eurasia: Find articles
- Universal Databases: Social sciences & humanities: scholarly journals in Russian (mostly) and English
Stanford scholars on the Ukraine crisis:
- Stanford roundtable on the causes and consequences of protests in Ukraine, May 23, 2014.
- Blog Baltic Scholars for Ukraine, created by the Baltic Studies Program at Stanford University Libraries and the Museum of Occupations in Tallinn, moderated by Liisi Esse. Contributors are from Stanford, the Baltic States and elsewhere.
- Michael McFaul, March 23, 2014, op-ed "Confronting Putin's Russia," New York Times (print version: March 24, p. A21 of New York edition).
- Kathryn Stoner, March 4.
- Norman Naimark, February 26.
Concise, up-to-date facts and figures about Ukraine, Russia and their neighbors: The world factbook.