Pravda in History

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

  • 1912-05-05 Soviet Communist Party newspaper Pravda begins publishing (4/22 OS)
  • 1917-03-12 In the wake of the February Revolution, Communist Party members Joseph Stalin, Lev Kamenev and Matvei Muranov arrive in Petrograd (St Petersburg) and seize control of the Pravda newspaper
  • 1917-08-04 Pravda calls for the killing of all capitalists, priests and officers

Historic Event

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

  • 1935-12-28 Pravda publishes a letter by Pavel Postyshev, who revives New Year tree tradition in the Soviet Union

Music History

1936-01-28 Pravda criticizes Dmitri Shostakovich's opera "Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District"

  • 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 Kuldīga, Latvia (d. 1937)
  • 1922-11-18 Viktor Afanasyev, Soviet politician and editor (Pravda), born in Aktamysh, Tatar A.S.S.R., Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic (d. 1994)

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