Russian literary and popular-science monthly published in St. Petersburg from 1892 to 1906. It was edited by V. P. Ostrogorskii from its founding to 1902 and thereafter by F. D. Batiushkov; the actual director was A. I. Bogdanovich. During the mid-1890’s the journal opposed Narodnichestvo (Populism) from a “legal Marxist” standpoint; it was popular among the democratic intelligentsia. M. I. Tugan-Baranovskii, P. B. Struve, N. A. Berdiaev, P. N. Miliukov, E. V. Tarle, M. K. Lemke, and G. A. Dzhanshiev contributed publicistic articles, and M. Gorky, D. N. Mamin-Sibiriak, A. I. Kuprin, I. A. Bunin, V. V. Veresaev, and N. G. Garin (Mikhailovskii) contributed literary works. The journal’s critics were Bogdanovich, V. P. Kranikhfel’d, and M. P. Nevedomskii, and N. A. Rubakin headed the bibliography section. Most of the literary works published in the journal were written in a realistic style and were imbued with a democratic spirit. Mir Bozhiiceased publication in August 1906 and was replaced by the journal Sovremennyi Mir.
REFERENCES“Mir bozhii”: Soderzhanie za desiatiletie 1892–1901. St. Petersburg, 1901.
Soderzhanie zhurnala “Mir bozhii” za piatiletie 1902–1906. St. Petersburg, 1907.