Pravda is the Russian word for truth and the name of a Russian newspaper published by the Communist Party of the Russian Federation. The contemporary newspaper is a successor of the original Pravda which was founded on May 5, 1912, in St. Petersburg, Russia, by the Bolshevik faction of the Russian Social Democratic Liberal Party. After the Bolshevik October Revolution of 1917, Pravda turned into the leading Soviet newspaper and as the official mouthpiece of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) until the dissolution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in 1991. The collapse of the Soviet Union led to a rapid downturn in popularity of Pravda, and its circulation dropped from 12 million copies per day distributed nationwide in Soviet ...

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