The first issue of the Russian literary magazine «Otechestvennye Zapiski»

01 January, Thursday

January 1, 1839 is the day when the first number of the popular monthly literary magazine «Otechestvennye Zapiski» was issued

The name of the magazine can be vaguely translated as «Notes of the Fatherland». The publication had been going on for over 45 years; among the famous editors are Nikolay Nekrasov and Andrey Krayevsky. Here the reader could find pieces on Russian history and geography, fiction stories, political and literary articles, as well as translation of foreign writings. This magazine had had a great impact on the development of literary culture and the course of social ideas.

January 1, 1839
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