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Pravda (Truth)


Pravda began publication in May 1912 as the newspaper of the Communist Party of Russia. The newspaper circulated until June 1913 when it was re-circulated under a variety of names until July 1914. Following the October Revolution of 1917, Pravda became the leading and most influential daily newspaper in the Soviet Union. Its main offices were at 9 Tverskaia Street in Moscow; a building that has since been demolished. Pravda continues to be published in the 21st century.

Sources & Citations

Read, C. (2005). Lenin: A revolutionary life. London: Routledge. (Foundation dates of Pravda)
McKenna, K. J. (2001). All the views fit to print: Changing images of the U.S. in Pravda political cartoons, 1917-1991. New York: Peter Lang. (Pravda general history)
Dvoinishnikov, M. A., & Institut marksizma-leninizma. (1961). Vos’maia konferentsiia RKP/b/, Dekabrʹ 1919 goda: Protokoly. Moskva: Gospolitizdat. (Date of 1931 merger)