The newspapers published prior to 1917 in the Slavonic Library have been received as deposit copies from around the Russian Empire. The collection contains annual volumes of daily newspapers published in the largest cities, but newspapers from smaller towns are entirely missing or there are only single issues of them. Most of the newspapers are from 1890–1917. In addition to daily newspapers, the collection includes newspapers published by political parties, the army and regional government. Satirical magazines are from 1905–1907.