On this day: The first issue of Moskovskaya Pravda was published

"Moskovskaya Pravda"  was a leading daily paper in USSR.

"Moskovskaya Pravda" was a leading daily paper in USSR.

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The newspaper was honored with an Order of the Red Banner of Labor

"Moskovskaya Pravda" ("Moscow Truth") is a leading daily paper in Russia and formerly of the Soviet Union. The first issue was published on July 18, 1918 under the title "Evening News of Soviet of Workers' and Red Army Deputies."

On March 18, 1920 the newspaper was renamed "Communist Labor" and became part of the Moscow RCP Committee and the Moscow Council. On Feb. 7, 1922 the newspaper’s title was changed again to "Working Moscow," and on March 1, 1939 it was renamed the "Moscow Bolshevik." Finally, on Feb. 19, 1950 the newspaper was coined “Moskovskaya Pravda.”  

In 1968, on its 50th anniversary, the newspaper was honored with an Order of the Red Banner of Labor.

Read more: Soviet censorship: How did the USSR control the public?

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