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Päivälehti, 15 April 1904

Päivälehti was a newspaper in Finland, which was then a Grand Duchy under the Czar of Russia. The paper was founded in 1889 as the organ of the Young Finnish Party and published on six days a week.

Political censorship by the Russian authorities, prompted by the paper's strong advocacy of greater Finnish freedoms and even outright independence, forced Päivälehti to often temporarily suspend publication. In June 1904, a week after Governor-General Nikolai Ivanovich Bobrikov was assassinated by Eugen Schauman, Päivälehti published an editorial about how at the time of mid-summer, the light wins against the darkness after all.[1] As a consequence of this, the paper was closed permanently.

In its place, the owners founded the newspaper Helsingin Sanomat, only four days after the last issue of Päivälehti.


  1. ^ "Juhannuksena", Päivälehti (121), 24 June 1904: 2 

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