East View Information Services and the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) have made a number of newspaper collection freely available through their Global Press Archive Charter Alliance (GPA CRL Alliance).
The Imperial Russian Newspapers collection text from the East View platform:
“The Imperial Russian Newspapers collection comprises out-of-copyright newspapers spanning the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, up to the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution. The collection’s core titles are from Moscow and St. Petersburg.”
“The collection will also include two e-book editions (full-text searchable) of pertinent reference books: an in-depth bibliographic record of all known newspapers published in Imperial Russia (over 10 key bibliographies) and a unique collection of dozens of contemporaneous (mostly nineteenth century) reference works offering detailed subject bibliographies of the articles appearing in the specific newspapers of the Imperial Russian Newspapers collection.”