St. Petersburg was the center of Russian newspaper publishing during Imperial Russia. The St. Petersburg newspaper collection in the Library of Congress ranges from the 18th-century Sankt Peterburgskiia viedomosti to current titles in digital formats published within the past 24 hours. A particular collection strength is newspapers from the revolutionary era. The newspapers are organized alphabetically by title. The arrangement follows English, not Cyrillic, alphabetical order.
Entries may provide the following information: title; subtitle, call number for the Library of Congress collection; the dates of publication if known; the location of the newspaper within the Library of Congress; detailed holdings for each title by format under the tag LC Has ; the language of publication if it is not Russian; a bibliographic source (either printed or online) used to verify publication data; links to freely available digital editions; databases in which the newspaper appears; links to the current website if available; various notes with additional information.
Select the title of any newspaper listed below to view fuller bibliographic information for that item in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Links to electronic versions are provided when available. Descriptions and abbreviations of newspaper bibliographies used in the compilation of this guide appear on the page "Online Catalogs and Russian Newspaper Bibliographies."
Russian newspapers are housed in several locations in the Library of Congress. In general, microfilm of titles from Russia and current paper issues of all Russian-language titles are held in the European Reading Room. Microfilm of Russian-language titles not from Russia and bound volumes of Russian newspapers are held in the Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room. However, there are pockets of holdings elsewhere. Newspapers must be requested in the reading rooms in which they are held. The following abbreviations have been used: