Support The Moscow Times!

Today in History, Jan. 3

Stakhanov was hailed as the embodiment of the supremacy of the Soviet economic system.

108 years ago, on Jan. 3, 1906, Alexei Stakhanov was born into a family of peasants in Lugovaya. Initially a humble miner, Stakhanov shot to fame when he mined 14 times his quota of coal. The record was used by the Soviet leadership to set an example for the rest of the country, with workers who exceeded production targets being tagged "Stakhanovites" in praise. 

… we have a small favor to ask. As you may have heard, The Moscow Times, an independent news source for over 30 years, has been unjustly branded as a "foreign agent" by the Russian government. This blatant attempt to silence our voice is a direct assault on the integrity of journalism and the values we hold dear.

We, the journalists of The Moscow Times, refuse to be silenced. Our commitment to providing accurate and unbiased reporting on Russia remains unshaken. But we need your help to continue our critical mission.

Your support, no matter how small, makes a world of difference. If you can, please support us monthly starting from just $2. It's quick to set up, and you can be confident that you're making a significant impact every month by supporting open, independent journalism. Thank you.

paiment methods
Not ready to support today?
Remind me later.

Read more