Newspapers in Petrograd and Moscow During Active Phase of February 1917 Revolution

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Anton A. Antonov-Ovseenko

PhD in History, Associate Professor at the Chair of History and Legal Regulation of Domestic Media, Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia


Section: History of Journalism

The article sheds light on the causes of periodicals closure in Petrograd and Moscow in the February Revolution period. As a main cause the activity of tsarist regime executive bodies should be outlined. As another important cause of periodicals closure revolutionary developments in the streets of Petrograd and in the State Duma should be noted, in which a lot of people, including printers, took part. Conditions of appropriately modernized periodicals publication are suggested, movements of new government bodies begotten by revolution aimed to control the press issues are analyzed.

Keywords: revolution, democracy, liberty of speech and freedom of the press; Provisional government; executive Committee of Soviet