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Russia's Pravda ('Truth') Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary

Photographer: Sergei Ilnitsky

 

The Russian newspaper 'Pravda' (Truth) celebrates the 100 year anniversary of its first issue.

 

The first issue of Pravda newspaper was published on 05 May 1912 in St. Petersburg, becoming the biggest newspaper during the Soviet period of the Russian history and the official newspaper of the Central Committee of the Russian Communist Party from 1912 until 1991 when the paper was closed down after the decree of the President Boris Yeltsin. In 1997 Russian communists recovered 'Pravda' as an official paper of the Russian Communist party.