Russkie Vedomosti

Russkie Vedomosti


(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.

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The late imperial world of the Russian dailies gave Witte a wide selection from which to choose temporary allies--Aleksei Sergeevich Suvorin's Novoe vremia, Vasiliii Mikhailovich Sobolevskii's Russkie vedomosti, Osip Konstantinovich Notovich's Novosti, and Stanislav Maksimovich Propper's Birzhevye vedomosti became the most popular newspapers during the last quarter of the 19th century.
Although Witte used Novoe vremia, Russkie vedomosti, Novosti, and Birzhevye vedomosti, his favorite became Suvorin's Novoe vremia, not least because it was the most popular Russian daily read abroad and considered the voice of Russian public opinion in Europe.
Russkie vedomosti emphasized the connection between agricultural problems and taxation.
76) Russkie vedomosti bemoaned "land hunger" in the villages and came out adamantly against gentry landownership.
Birzhevye vedomosti came out in defense of peasant communes, (112) Russkie vedomosti blamed the influx of foreign capital and the peasantry's weak purchasing power for the economic crisis.
122) Russkie vedomosti supported his policies and argued that his failures were not entirely his fault; "changes were necessary in many other aspects of our domestic life.
10) By 1897, Novoe vremia and Birzhevye vedomosti sold 50,000 copies each, Russkie vedomosti had 40,000 daily subscribers, and Novosti trailed with 20,000 (G.
77) Russkie vedomosti, 2 January, 7 and 17 May, and 21 June 1897.