This newspaper was printed on January 2, 1703 (January 13 when converted to the Gregorian calendar) by the royal command of Peter I. The name, according to the tradition of the time, was cumbersome, yet reflecting the editorial policy. It can be translated as Bulletin on Military and Other Affairs Deserving to be Known and Remembered which have Taken Place in Moscow State or Neighboring Countries. This very editorial policy was autocratically formed personally by the sovereign, who cared about all the little things happening in the country, as he believed that his title obliged him to do it. Actually, professionals admit that the newspaper of January 2 could be not the first one, but no previous issues were found under any wallpaper. For lack of other evidence, the Day of the Russian Press is celebrated on January 13.
Information provided by the Scientific Russia News Agency. Media outlet’s registration certificate: IA No. FS77-62580 issued by the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media on July 31, 2015.
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