This page is a curated list of resources that may assist you in learning more about Ukraine and Russia. You will find resources from Harvard scholars, the library, and external sources. 


Recent posts of interest


Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute

Current and historical information on Ukraine, including a page dedicated to covering the Russia-Ukraine War, with helpful links to resources.

Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies

Insights on Russia and Ukraine from Harvard Faculty of Arts & Sciences Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.

Harvard Kennedy School Insights & Analysis on Russia-Ukraine War

From geopolitics to sanctions to the role of misinformation and cyberattacks, Harvard Kennedy School scholars analyze the Russian invasion of Ukraine and what it means for the world.

CrisisReady Map Analyses: Tracking Population Density Changes Near Western Ukraine

 Data map analyses showing the evolving changes of population densities along the western border of the country. This includes population data from Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, and Romania. Other variables, such as data from Meta’s “Social Connectedness Index,” provide additional context to the patterns shaping population density and movement flows. These data maps provide important insights on the displacement dynamics and the changing dispersal patterns of Ukrainian refugees.

Harvard Library: Ukraine in the World

Explore the history of Ukraine and Ukrainians throughout the world drawing from Harvard's collections in Ukrainian literature, politics, history, and more


EMIS (Emerging Markets Information Systems)

Includes country profiles; macroeconomic statistics, forecasts, and analysis; reports on financial markets, companies, and industries; exchange rates; analyst reports; and business news.  

Economist Intelligence Unit

In-depth country analysis and data, including descriptions of the politics, economy, risk, regulation, and business environment of a country.

Congressional Research Service Reports

In-depth research reports and briefings prepared for Congress by Congressional Research Services.  Search for Ukraine, limit by date if desired.

Foreign Affairs

 In-depth analysis and debate of foreign policy, geopolitics and global affairs.

Council on Foreign Relations

Think tank and publisher focusing on US foreign policy and international affairs.



BBC podcast monitoring the situation in Ukraine.

Internet Archive: Ukraine Conflict

This collection seeks to document conflict in Ukraine. Contributions were made by Archive-It and subject matter experts from Stanford University, Library of Congress, Global Investigative News Network, and Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute. Content includes news outlets, social media, blogs, and government websites. 

Russia Ukraine Monitor Map

Crowdsourced effort by Centre for Information Resilience and other partners in the wider open source community to map, document and verify significant incidents during the conflict in Ukraine.

Major news publications

Harvard affiliates may sign up for individual accounts to several major sources, many of which are providing live coverage of Ukraine:

New York Times

Washington Post

Wall Street Journal

Financial Times