Oct 03 2008

The Truth Started Today!

Category: PersonalChrisM @ 6:20 pm

Eighty years ago today (October 3, 1908), the Russian Language newspaper Pravda (?????? – this will probably appear as question marks until I try out the UTF converter for this site’s database) which means (the) Truth. It was founded by Trotsky (the one with the striking goatee who met his end via an ice pick) in Vienna, and then smuggled into Russia. After the revolution, the paper continued to be produced, and on March 3, almost ten years later, it became the established as an official publication of the Soviet Communist Party. A lot of politics was obviously involved in the power struggles for running the paper, and other newspapers (for example Izvestia covered foreign relations) also existed to represent other branches of the government. This led to the saying “v Pravde net izvestiy, v Izvestiyakh net pravdy” (In the Truth there is no news, and in the News there is no truth).
My thanks to Wikipedia for drawing this occurrence to my attention 🙂

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