Kultura (newspaper)

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TypeWeekly newspaper
Staff writers150 +
Founded1929 (1973)
Circulation29,200 weekly

Kultura (Russian: «Культура»; lit. Culture), known as Sovetskaya Kultura («Советская культура») during the Soviet times, is a Russian newspaper, based in Moscow. The newspaper was previously published twice weekly but is currently a weekly newspaper. Today the newspaper circulates 29,200 copies a week, in all federal subjects of Russia.[1]


The newspaper's website states that the newspaper was founded in 1929,[1] though the Great Soviet Encyclopedia states that it was founded in 1973.[2] The Great Soviet Encyclopedia states that in 1953–1972 the newspaper was published by the Ministry of Culture of the USSR and the Central Committee of Trade Unions under the same title.[2]

Under the Soviet Union, the newspaper was referenced in many important papers and journals.[3][4][5]


The newspaper markets itself to the Intelligentsia. As the newspaper name suggests, it covers cultural events and developments within Russia, including theatre and cinema, visual arts, music, choreography, television and radio broadcasting, publishing and printing, cultural and educational institutions, folk crafts etc.[2] The newspaper publishes reviews of artistic performances in Russia. For instance it has critical articles documenting theatrical and classical music performances, commenting on the performance of the artists and productions.[6][7][8] The authors of newspaper articles are well-known journalists, writers, and notable cultural figures, such as Fazil Iskander, Valery Fokin, M. Zakharov, and others.[1] More than 150 journalists work for the newspaper.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Official website. About the Newspaper (in Russian)
  2. ^ a b c Советская культура (in Russian). Great Soviet Encyclopedia.
  3. ^ Daily report: Soviet Union, Issues 104–107. The Service. 1989.
  4. ^ The Current Digest of the Soviet Press, Volume 26. Joint Committee on Slavic Studies, American Council of Learned Societies, Social Science Research Council (U.S.), American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies. 1974.
  5. ^ Political history of Russia, Volumes 5–6. Nova Science Publisher. 1995.
  6. ^ "Pianist Eduardo Delgado Makes His Walt Disney Concert Hall Debut in La Phil Chamber Music Society Series Performance Featuring Members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic". Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. Retrieved 27 May 2010.
  7. ^ "Otar Taktakishvili – Mindia. On the poem by Vazha Pshavela "The Snake-Eater". Premiere in Tbilisi". Tblisi Opera and Ballet State Theatre. 23 July 1961. Retrieved 27 May 2010.
  8. ^ Peking Review, Volume 5, Peking Review, 1962

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