Pravda


Pravda
/prahv"deuh/, n.
(formerly) the official newspaper of the Communist party in the U.S.S.R. Cf. Izvestia.

* * *

I

Former daily newspaper published in Moscow and distributed nationwide, the official organ of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1918–91).

It was founded in St. Petersburg as an underground paper by Vladimir Ilich Lenin and two colleagues in 1912. As a Soviet state newspaper and central source of information and education, it offered well-written articles and analyses on science, economics, cultural topics, and literature as well as materials to indoctrinate and inform readers on communist theory and programs. Topics concerning international relations were largely left to the government paper Izvestiya. After communist power ended in 1991, most of its readership evaporated; it became the voice of the conservative-nationalist opposition and ceased publication in 1996.
II
(as used in expressions)
AUM Supreme Truth
truth cinema
Truth Sojourner
to speak the truth

* * *

▪ Soviet newspaper
      (Russian: (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) “Truth”), former daily newspaper, published in Moscow and distributed nationwide, that was the official organ of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1918 to 1991. Founded in 1912 in St. Petersburg as a workers daily, Pravda became an important organ of the Bolshevik movement. Vladimir Lenin (Lenin, Vladimir Ilich) exercised broad editorial control over the paper. It was repeatedly suppressed by the tsar's police, reappearing each time with a different name, until it finally emerged in Moscow in 1918 to assume its role as the official party paper. It retained this function until the demise of Communist power in the Soviet Union in 1991, after which its readership shrank precipitously. In 1992 the paper was sold to Greek investors Theodoros and Christos Giannikos. Pravda became the voice of conservative-nationalist opposition, yet it continued to suffer declining readership. It finally ceased publication in July 1996.

      As the leading Soviet state newspaper and organ of information and education, Pravda offered its readers well-written articles and analyses on science, economics, cultural topics, and literature. There were letters from readers and officially sponsored and approved materials to indoctrinate and inform its readers on Communist theory and programs. Its treatment of foreign affairs generally was limited to domestic matters within foreign countries. International relations was left to the official Soviet government newspaper Izvestiya (q.v.). Pravda's pages featured pleasing makeup, occasional photography, and attractive typography. It carried no Western-style scandal or sensational news; rather, it sought to encourage unity of thought on the part of its readers by stressing and interpreting the party line. Many of its editorials were reprinted in other Soviet and Soviet-bloc papers.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Pravda — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Pravda, 16 de marzo de 1917 Pravda (en ruso Правда, verdad) es el nombre de un periódico de la Unión Soviética, que fue la publicación oficial del Partido Comunista entre …   Wikipedia Español

  • Pravda — bezeichnet die wissenschaftliche Transliteration oder englische Transkription des Namens der russischen Zeitung Prawda eine slowakische Tageszeitung, siehe Pravda (Slowakei) eine serbische Tageszeitung, siehe Pravda (Serbien) einen Comic von Guy… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • pravda — prȃvda ž DEFINICIJA zakonom i običajima utemeljeno stanje u kojem svatko čuva ili dobiva materijalna i duhovna dobra bez štete po drugoga; pravednost, pravica (1) [tražiti pravdu; boriti se za pravdu] FRAZEOLOGIJA dijeliti (krojiti) pravdu suditi …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Pravda — (en ruso: Правда, verdad ) es el nombre de un famoso periódico de la Unión Soviética, que fue la publicación oficial del Partido Comunista entre 1918 y 1991. El diario aún funciona en Rusia, aunque ha pertido gran parte del protagonismo que lo… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Pravda — Pravda, Frantisek, Pseudonym, s. Hlinka …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Pravda — Pravda, František, s. Hlinka …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Pravda — Infobox Newspaper name = Правда Pravda caption = Front page of an issue of Pravda. The headline says: Declaration by the Soviet Leadership type = Daily newspaper format = Broadsheet foundation = October 3, 1908 ceased publication = August 22,… …   Wikipedia

  • Pravda — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Pravda (homonymie). Première page de la Pravda du 16 mars 1917 La Pravda (en cyrillique …   Wikipédia en Français

  • právda — e ž (ȃ) 1. jur. sodni postopek, s katerim se rešuje civilnopravni spor pred sodiščem: pravda teče; končati, sprožiti, začeti pravdo; zastopati koga v pravdi / delitvena pravda v zvezi z delitvijo skupne stvari ali premoženja; lastninska pravda… …   Slovar slovenskega knjižnega jezika

  • Pravda —    Newspaper. Founded by Leon Trotsky in 1908, Pravda (“Truth”) was originally published in Vienna, Austria, and was smuggled into Russia. Following the Bolshevik Revolution, the newspaper moved to Moscow and became the principal mouthpiece of… …   Historical Dictionary of the Russian Federation


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.