For nearly 70 years, The Current Digest has selected content on the most important issues from the most authoritative Soviet and Russian newspapers and translated it into English. It is the only consistently published journal to document post-World War II history, from the testing of the Soviet atomic bomb to the collapse of an empire, to the present day. Founded in 1949, the journal was first published as The Current Digest of the Soviet Press (1949-1991), followed by The Current Digest of the Post-Soviet Press (1992-2010), and now The Current Digest of the Russian Press. Each week The Current Digest presents a selection of Russian-language press materials, carefully translated into English. The translations are intended for use in teaching and research and are therefore presented as documentary materials without elaboration or comment, and state the opinions and views of the original authors, not of the publisher of the journal.