Moskva (magazine)

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Editor Vladislav Artyomov
Frequency Monthly
Circulation 3,5 thousand (2009)
First issue 1957
Country Russian Federation
Based in Moscow
Language Russian

Moskva (Москва, Moscow) is a Russian monthly literary magazine founded in 1957 in Moscow.[1]


Moskva magazine was established in 1957,[2] originally as an organ of the RSFSR Union of Writers and its Moscow department. Its first editor was Nikolay Atarov (1957-1958), succeeded by Yevgeny Popovkin (1958-1968). It was during his time that (in December 1966 - January 1967 issues) for the first time ever Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita was published.[1] It is published on a monthly basis.[2]

The magazine's third editor-in-chief Mikhail Alekseyev has brought its selling figures to record highs (775 thousand in 1989) and made history too by publishing Nikolay Karamzin's History of the Russian State (1989-1990) for the first time since 1917. In the 1990s and 2000s, under Vladimir Krupin (1990-1992) and Leonid Borodin (1992-2008), Moskva, along with Nash Sovremennik magazine and Alexander Prokhanov-edited Den and Zavtra newspapers, moved into the vanguard of the so-called 'spiritual opposition' movement. In 1993 the subtitle, The Magazine of Russian Culture, was added to its title page.[1]

In 2000s, under Borodin (who in 2009 became the magazine's general director), self-proclaimed 'Russian nationalist' Sergey Sergeyev (2009-2010) and Vladislav Artyomov (2012-), Moskva's popularity declined, with circulation figures dropping to 3,5 thousand. Still, it was here that Dmitry Rogozin chose to publish his 2011 novel Baron Zholtok.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Moskva magazine. History". Moskva. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b The Europa World Year: Kazakhstan - Zimbabwe. Taylor & Francis. 2004. p. 3566. ISBN 978-1-85743-255-8. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  3. ^ Baron Zholtok. Moskva magazine, April 2011