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Novel-Newspaper or Roman-Gazeta (Russian: Роман-газета) was a special kind of literary magazine in the Soviet Union. The magazine was started in 1927.[1] It was issued monthly until 1957 when it began to published twice a month by the "Khudozhestvennaya Literatura" publishing house. At the beginning of the 1980s the magazine was published on a weekly basis.[1]

The magazine published mainly new novels (not necessarily the first publication), mostly of Soviet writers, but there were also translations of "ideologically suitable" western writers. It was an inexpensive edition printed on a cheap, brown newspaper paper of size about C4 without illustrations, hence the name.

The magazine published over 1200 novels and short stories of 700 authors and several collections of verses.

The magazine is continued in Russia.


  1. ^ a b Maurice Friedberg (25 June 1981). "Reading for the Masses: Popular Soviet Fiction, 1976-80" (Research report). US Department of Education. Retrieved 4 August 2015. 

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