Economic Aspects of the Development of the Izvestiya Publishing House in the 1920s

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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

The article examines the economic and financial aspects of the operation of Izvestiya, one of the largest Soviet publishing houses in the 1920s. On the basis of new and previously introduced into scientific circulation archival documents, the author identifies the main stages of the development of the publishing house, describes its structural changes at that time and analyses the main elements of its economic activities. The author maintains that by the end of the 1920s, the publishing house proved to be one of the most successful media enterprises in the USSR.

Keywords: publishing house, Izvestiya, the press, media economics, the USSR, NEP
DOI: 10.30547/vestnik.journ.4.2018.5581


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