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Today in History, Dec. 23

The first edition of "Gudok" as published ninety-six years ago today.

Ninety-six years ago today, on Dec. 23, 1917, the first issue of the oldest central Russian daily newspaper "Gudok" was published. At first the newspaper was moderate in size and reflected the views of railway workers and manual laborers but by 1920, the publication grew in size and popularity, employing writers such as Mikhail Bulgakov and Valentin Rasputin.

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