Newspapers from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan preserved by SEEMP

Qazaq Adebieti issue from 2017

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Judy Alspach -

The Slavic and East European Materials Project (SEEMP) has preserved a large set of newspapers from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan.  These newspapers were collected by Dr. William Fierman, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University and extend the collection SEEMP preserved in 2016.  Microfilm copies of these newspapers are held at CRL and are available for members of SEEMP and CRL to borrow.

Akram Khabibullaev, Librarian for Middle Eastern, Islamic, and Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University, and Wook-Jin Cheun, Librarian for Slavic and East European Studies at Indiana University, assisted in getting these materials to SEEMP for preservation.

As a complement to Dr. Fierman's collection of Qazaq ădabietī, Liladhar Pendse (Slavic and East European Studies Librarian at the University of California, Berkeley) proposed and supplied additional years of this title.

Titles in this set of Central Asian newspapers include:


Ana tīlī  1990-2010
Pro-government weekly published in Almaty

Panorama  1993-2009
Weekly pro-government newspaper

Qazaq ădabietī  1981-2011 (holdings from Indiana University); 2011-2017 (holdings from University of California, Berkeley)
Weekly newspaper of the Kazakhstan Writers' Union

Qazaqstan zaman  2003; 2005-2010
In Kazakh and Turkish

Tu̇rkīstan 1994-2010
Pro-government newspaper

Zan︠g︡ gazeti 1996-2011
"Law gazette" frequency varies

Zhas alash  1991-2010
Published in Almaty, covers issues related to youth



Komsomolet︠s︡ Kirgizii 1985-1991
Local organ of the Soviet Communist Party's youth wing

Molodezhnai︠a︡ gazeta 1991-1992
Published in Bishkek; continues Komsomolets Kirgizii



Adolat  1995-2007
Organ of Adolat Social Democratic Party of Uzbekistan

Ësh Leninchi  1981-1991
"Young Leninist" organ of union of youth

Fidokor / FMD Partiyasi   1999-2007
Organ of the Fidokor National Democratic Party

Ḣurrii︠a︡t  1997-2009
Independent newspaper published in Tashkent

Khalq sŭzi 1992-1995; 1997-1999; 2002-2009
Government newspaper from the Cabinet of Ministers

Milliĭ tiklanish  1994-2007
Organ of the Millii Tiklanish Democratic Party

Uchitel' Uzbekistana 1995-2002
Publication of the Education Ministry

Ŭzbekiston adabiëti va sanʺati 1981-2009
Weekly organ of the union of writers of Uzbekistan, continues Ŭzbekiston madanii︠a︡ti

Ŭzbekiston madanii︠a︡ti  1976-1981
Weekly organ of the union of writers of Uzbekistan, continued by Ŭzbekiston adabiëti va sanʺati

Vatanparvar  1992-2008
Uzbek military newspaper, organ of the Ministry of Defense