(Russian News), a newspaper published in Moscow from Sept. 3(15), 1863, through Mar. 14 (27), 1918; it was published three times a week from 1863 to 1867 and daily from 1868.
Russkie vedomosti was the press organ of liberal landowners and bourgeoisie who supported a constitutional monarchy. Its contributors included a number of liberal professors, such as K. D. Kavelin, N. I. Kareev, V. O. Kliuchevskii, M. M. Kova-levskii, A. A. Manuilov, P. B. Struve, B. N. Chicherin, A. I. Chuprov, and I. P. Ianzhul. By the mid-1870’s it had become one of the most influential Russian newspapers.
In the 1880’s and 1890’s, Russkie vedomosti published works by democratic writers and Narodniki (Populists), including V. G. Korolenko, P. L. Lavrov, N. K. Mikhailovskii, M. E. Sal-tykov-Shchedrin, and G. I. Uspenskii. Publication was suspended in 1898 and 1901. From 1905, Russkie vedomosti was the press organ of the right-wing Constitutional Democrats (Cadets); its articles combined “right Cadetism and Narodnik overtones” (V. I. Lenin, Poln. sobr. soch, 5th ed., vol. 23, p. 193).
After the February Revolution of 1917, Russkie vedomosti supported the bourgeois Provisional Government and opposed the Bolsheviks. It reacted with hostility to the October Revolution. It was closed down because of its counterrevolutionary agitation.