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The Russian War in Ukraine

This guide presents selected resources on the history, news, and information preservation regarding the Russian War in Ukraine, as well as the grassroots efforts to save Ukrainian archival data.

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Preserving current information and news

Russia has launched an unprecedented number of cyberattacks on Ukraine since 2014, and now that the invasion is underway, some fear a digital doomsday is imminent. With Vladimir Putin vowing to enact regime change in Ukraine, there’s fear that if he is successful, Ukrainian government and cultural websites could be lost forever.

In response, archivists around the world have begun attempting to preserve Ukraine's internet, dedicating bandwidth and disk space to archive the country’s digital history. 

Ukrainian Websites Are Going Dark. Archivists Are Trying to Save Them

Claire Woodcock, Vice