Russkoye Bogatstvo (Russian Wealth): Narodniki’s Magazine and the World Economic Crisis of 2020

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Russia was proud of Russkoye Bogatstvo (Russian Wealth) magazine for a long while. It was among the most reputable and influential periodicals in the country. Not only had many Russians known of the magazine, but they were also its dedicated readers. On the one hand, the interest in Russkoye Bogatstvo could have been justified by the excellent selection of its authors among the best Russian writers and scientists. On the other hand, its publishers were Russia’s most famous critics, publicists, and outstanding literary figures recognized in the cultural and scientific circles. The magazine publications stood out due to their excellent style and availability for people of various social levels: both educated readers and those without profound knowledge of literature, science, and arts. The readers’ pool included older and experienced people and very young students. Later, the name of the magazine became a symbol of the great intellectual wealth of Russia.

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Nikita V. Shevtsov

Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University)

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Candidate of Historical Sciences, Head of the Master’s Program “International Journalism”, Head of the Department of International Journalism

76 Prospekt Vernadskogo, Moscow, 119454, Russian Federation

Leila O. Algavi

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)


Candidate of Philology, Associate Professor, Department of Theory and History of Journalism, Faculty of Philology

10 Miklukho-Maklaya St, bldg 2, Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation


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