[Marxism] A surprising factoid about Pravda

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Jul 15 12:58:23 MDT 2011


(I am referring to the Bolshevik newspaper that was published 
between 1912 and 1914, not the official newspaper of the USSR.)

"Pravda initially was a great success. During April and May 
between 40,000 and 60,000 copies were sold, and the editors even 
managed to make a profit of several hundred rubles on retail sales 
and a modest amount of beer, cigarette, and book advertising."

R.C. Elwood, "Lenin and Pravda 1912-1914", Slavic Review, June 1972




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