Moskovskii Vestnik

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Moskovskii Vestnik


(Moscow Herald), a Russian biweekly literary magazine published in Moscow from 1827 to 1830. The official editor was M. P. Pogodin.

Among the contributors to Moskovskii vestnik were D. V. Venevitinov, A. S. Khomiakov, S. P. Shevyrev, I. V. Kireevskii, and V. F. Odoevskii. A. S. Pushkin published more than 30 of his works in Moskovskii vestnik, but in 1830 he broke with the magazine because he disagreed with its aesthetic principles. The magazine published translations of works by Goethe, Schiller, E. T. A. Hoffmann, W. Scott, Shakespeare, and A. Mickiewicz.

The organ of the Lovers of Wisdom, Moskovskii vestnik opposed classicism and conducted a polemic against F. V. Bulgarin. However, it expressed conservative tendencies in Russian romanticism and defended the theory of “pure art.”


Istoriia russkoi zhurnalistiki XVIII-xix vv., 3rd ed. Edited by A. V. Zapadov. Moscow, 1973. Pages 195–97.
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