MIA: Encyclopedia of Marxism: Glossary of Periodicals



Russkaya Gazeta (Russian Gazette)

Published in St. Petersburg in 1904-06.


Russkaya Starina (Russian Antiquarian)

A monthly journal of history. Published in St. Petersburg from 1870 to 1918.


Russkaya VoIya (Russian Freedom)

A daily founded and run by the big banks in Moscow. Lenin called it one of the most disreputable bourgeois newspapers. Appeared in Petrograd from December 1916, and closed shortly thereafter following the October Revolution.


Russkiye Vedomosti (Russian Recorder)

A newspaper published in Moscow from 1863 onwards by a group of Moscow University liberal professors and Zemstvo leaders. In 1905 it became the organ of the Right wing of the Constitutional-Democrats. After the October Revolution it ceased publication.


Russkoye Slovo (Russian Word)

A daily published in Moscow from 1895 (a pilot issue was published in 1894). Ostensibly independent, it took a moderately liberal attitude in the interests of the Russian bourgeoisie. In 1917, the paper sided with the bourgeois Provisional Government and attacked Lenin and the Bolshevik Party. In November 1917, it was closed down for carrying many anti-Soviet reports. From January 1918, it appeared for a time under the name of Novoye Slovo (New Word ) and Nashe Slovo (Our Word ). It was finally closed down in July 1918.


Russkaya Zhizn (Russian Life)

A legal Left Cadet daily published in St. Petersburg from January 1 (14), 1907. From its No. 38 of February 14 (27), the paper passed into the hands of the Mensheviks. Among those who wrote for it were P. B. Axelrod, F. I. Dan, V. I. Zasulich, L. Martov and G. V. Plekhanov. It was closed down on March 2