Crisis of the Material and Technical Base of the Soviet Press during the New Economic Policy

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Maksim I. Babyuk

PhD in Philosophy, Associate Professor at the Chair of Mass Media Theory and Economics, Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia


Section: History of Journalism

There are still a lot of “blind-spots” in the scholar research of the Russian media in XX century. In particular it concerns the level of material and technical basis of the Russian press in the first quarter of XX century. The article clarifies the state of development of papermaking in Russia in the 1920s and its impact on the press industry. Besides author analyzes the policy of the Party and Soviet authorities in this field.

Keywords: press, paper, papermaking, crisis, agitation and propaganda of the Central Committee, New Economic Policy (NEP)