1912 to 2009

Access to older issues of Pravda (1912 - 2009).

Pravda (or "Truth") was the official voice of Soviet communism and the Central Committee of the Communist Party between 1918 and 1991, when Boris Yeltsin signed a decree closing Pravda down. Founded in 1912 in St. Petersburg, Russia, Pravda originated as an underground, daily workers’ newspaper, and soon became the main newspaper of the revolutionary wing of the Russian socialist movement.

After the collapse of the USSR, nationalist and communist journalists intermittently published a print newspaper and an online newspaper under the name Pravda. Today, Pravda represents the oppositional stance of the Communist Party in the Russian Federation.

The database is searchable in transliterated Russian or in cyrillic.  All text is in Russian.

Materials Indexed: Newspaper Articles, Primary Sources Database Type: Archival Collections, Full Text Collection, Newspaper Collection Interface Language: English, Russian Materials Language: Russian Subject: History (World), Language, News Sources, Primary Sources, Russian, Slavic Studies Broad Category: Area Studies, Humanities, Languages & Literatures, Social Sciences