Pravda in History

Historical Events


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1908-10-03 Pravda newspaper founded by Leon Trotsky, Adolph Joffe, Matvey Skobelev and other Russian exiles in Vienna

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky
  • 1912-05-05 Soviet Communist Party newspaper Pravda begins publishing (4/22 OS)
  • 1917-08-04 Pravda calls for the killing of all capitalists, priests & officers

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1923-03-04 Lenin's last article in Pravda (about Soviet bureaucracy)

Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • 1935-12-28 Pravda publishes a letter by Pavel Postyshev, who revives New Year tree tradition in the Soviet Union
  • 1936-01-28 Pravda criticizes Shostakovitch's "Lady Macbeth" opera
  • 1936-02-06 Pravda criticizes Shostakovitch' ballet "Clear Brook"
  • 1947-06-16 Pravda denounces Marshall Plan
  • 1953-07-10 Pravda reports arrest of Beria [affiliate of imperialist]
  • 1962-12-03 Pravda criticizes western art
  • 1986-06-15 Pravda announces high-level Chernobyl staff fired for stupidity
  • 1992-03-14 Soviet newspaper "Pravda" suspends publication

Famous Birthdays

  • 1892-06-20 Sergei Tretyakov, Russian constructivist writer, playwright and special correspondent for Pravda, born in KuldÄ«ga, Latvia (d. 1937)
  • 1922-11-18 Viktor Afanasiev, editor (Pravda)

Famous Deaths

  • 1937-09-10 Sergei Tretyakov, Russian constructivist writer, playwright and special correspondent for Pravda, executed by Stalinist regime at 47
  • 1985-05-01 George Pravda, Czech actor, dies at 68
  • 1994-04-10 Victor Afanasiev, Rus editor-in-chief of Pravda (1976-89), dies at 71