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Ukraine Elections and Social Movements 2012-2014 Ephemera

Under the title "Ukraine Elections and Social Movements 2012-2014 Ephemera", the following four databases with digitised ephemera on the recent history of Ukraine are available free of charge throughout Germany:

Ukraine Parliamentary Election, 2012 (1,866 documents, 22,344 pages)

Euromaidan Protests in Ukraine, 2013-2014 (122 documents, 522 pages)

Ukraine Parliamentary Election, 2014 (300 documents, over 2,000 pages)

Ukraine Presidential Election, 2014 (150 documents, 1,622 pages)



The partial collections provide users with specific access to election posters, brochures, grey literature or important contributions from blogs and social networks. The material is searchable in full text and thus provides a quick and in-depth insight into the latest political and social developments in Ukraine.

The events surrounding the Euromaidan and the annexation of the Crimea by Russia brought the Ukraine into the focus of research in recent years. Using material that is difficult to gather, the collection provides valuable insights into new social movements and democratisation processes in Ukraine. Therefore; the contents of the databases are of particular interest to political scientists, contemporary historians, sociologists and anthropologists.


Access information

The offer is available free of charge throughout Germany and at German institutes abroad via the system of national licenses. At academic libraries and research institutions, users can access it without any special registration. Interested persons without access via a home institution may register for private access if they have their permanent residence in Germany. Please follow the individual registration steps at Once you have registered, you will receive your personal access data by post.

Germany-wide access is made possible within the framework of the Specialised Information Service for Russian, East and Southeast European Studies  at the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek with funding from the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Find out more:

Read our blog post about the source collection!



Do you have questions regarding access to or use of the licensed database? Please contact the Eastern Europe Department of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek.

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