For Immediate Release
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., USA - February 3, 2011 - East View Information
a leading provider of high-quality information products and services in world languages
and English translation, held a meeting with Boris Komotsky, Editor-in-Chief of
Pravda, and the Communist Party Faction in the Russian State Duma, led
by Gennady Zyuganov, to announce the electronic completion of the historical archives
of Pravda, the most important paper of record throughout the duration of
the Cold War.
As producer of the full electronic archive, East View Information Services chose
to convert Pravda due to the historical significance of the newspaper.
The most important events of the 20th century have been reported in Pravda.
Now that 150,000 newspaper pages of the archive -- from 1912 to 2009 -- are accessible
online in full-image, with available searchable text, it is accessible to libraries
in Russia or in the United States, or anywhere in-between. The editors of Pravda
are now able to access the digital archive as well.
"Previously, the Pravda historical archive was held by libraries in hard-to-maintain
hardcopy or in microfilm, which can only serve a limited number of users," said
Robert Lee, Director of East View's Online Publishing Department. "East View has
indexed the data and loaded the full-image, text-searchable files onto our fully
searchable Universal Database interface, allowing researchers to easily navigate
and find the articles they need for their research and analysis."
Kent D. Lee, CEO of East View stated, "While it may seem ironic that the Pravda
Digital Archive has been produced by an American company, East View maintains
offices and operations in several parts of the world and our mission has always
been to bring the Western market uncommon information from extraordinary places.
My business partner, Dima Frangulov, and I started this company in 1989 - he was
in Moscow and I was in New York. Our first aim was to bring previously classified
Russian content to the West. Our ideals have since expanded to China and the Middle
East. Pravda was the first of a family of digital archive projects, with
more to come in 2011 and beyond."
Download a copy of the Communist Party of Russia's press release:
or contact East View for a .pdf version.
There is also a video clip covering the event.
For more information about East View's new conversion service or Pravda Digital
Archive, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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