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Russia's Invasion of Ukraine: Information Resource Guide

A guide to information resources related to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Resources on the 2022 Russian Invasion of Ukraine

The Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute's "War on Ukraine" Guide
Information on the current crisis and its immediate historical context from Harvard's Ukrainian Research Institute, the primary center of Ukrainian studies in the United States

NATO's "The Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Special LibGuide"
A structured information resource compiled by the NATO Library, including texts of official documents (NATO, EU), articles, reports, and multimedia content related to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Updated List: The Russian Attack on Ukraine, February 2022
Lists of media and academic resources provided in a series of Tweets by Dr. Andrea Orzoff (New Mexico State University)

Resources on the Russo-Ukrainian Situation 2014-

East Carolina University’s Federal Documents, Sources on the Russo-Ukrainian Conflict and Sources on the Russo-Ukrainian Conflict, Part Two: The Russian Military and Eastern Europe
A collection of US government documents and reports related to the Russo-Ukrainian Conflict 2014-present

News Sources with Close Ties to the Region

The Kyiv Independent is an English-language news outlet out of Kyiv

The BBC Ukrainian and Russian Services provide in-depth coverage in Russian and Ukrainian (respectively) by journalists from the region stationed in London and their correspondents inside Russia and Ukraine

TV Rain (Телеканал Дождь) is an independent, web-based news channel out of Russia. CURRENTLY SHUT DOWN. Дождь journalists are now working through this YouTube Channel.

Moscow Echo (Ехо Москвы) is an independent Russian radio station. CURRENTLY SHUT DOWN. Ехо Москвы journalists are now working through this YouTube Channel.

Meduza is a primarily Russian-language news outlet out of Latvia

Радио Свобода is the Russian-language Radio Liberty/Radio Free Europe channel

Broader Context

The Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies’ Internet Encyclopedia of Ukraine
An online encyclopedia of Ukraine that includes a very detailed and extensive history of Ukraine from 5400 BC through the end of the Soviet period.

Episode from Vox’s Today Explained Podcast Featuring Prof. Timothy Snyder (Yale)
A rich, concise overview of the long history of Russian-Ukrainian relations.

Data rescue Efforts

There are a variety of efforts being undertaken to rescue endangered digital content from Ukraine.

For cultural heritage data rescue, there is a cooperative effort called Saving Ukrainian Cultural Heritage. SUCHO is looking for volunteers to help with the identification of valuable web content as well as with the mechanics of web archiving themselves.

The Library of Congress is archiving government websites and web publications in Russia and Ukraine as part of its East European Government Ministries Web Archive.

A small number of sites are being captured for preservation as part of the Eastern Europe and Former Soviet Union collection in the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation’s Web Archiving program.