The Russian Messenger

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The Russian Messenger (Russian: Ру́сский ве́стник Russkiy vestnik, Pre-reform Russian: Русскій Вѣстникъ Russkiy Vestnik) has been the title of three notable magazines published in Russia in the 19th century.

The Russian Messenger of Sergey Glinka[edit]

The weekly monarchistic The Russian Messenger, established by Sergey Glinka, was published in Moscow between 1808 and 1820 and in 1824. It was sponsored by Fyodor Rostopchin.

The Russian Messenger of Gretch and Polevoy[edit]

This weekly magazine was published in Saint Petersburg by Nikolay Gretsch and Nikolai Polevoy between 1841–1844. Among its authors was Russian historian, ethnographer and archaeologist Ivan Snegirev.

The Russian Messenger of Mikhail Katkov[edit]

Cover of The Russian Messenger, volume 33.

One of the most influential literary magazines in the end of 19th century, The Russian Messenger was published first in Moscow (1856–1887) and later in Saint Petersburg (1887–1906). It was founded by the group of liberal academics and writers, such as Mikhail Katkov, who became the main editor, Evgeny Korsh (ru), Pyotr Kudryavtsev (ru), Pavel Leontyev (ru) and others, who became moderately conservative by the 1860s. In 1887 it was bought by Fyodor Berg (ru) and moved to Saint Petersburg, but later he abandoned the magazine due to the lack of finances, and eventually the magazine was shut down.

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