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Saturday, June 12, 2021

Pravda published the party line

To the Editor:

Excerpted from a Wikipedia search on Pravda:
“As the names of the main Communist newspaper and the main Soviet newspaper, Pravda and Izvestia, meant ‘the truth’ and ‘the news’ respectively, a popular saying was ‘there’s no truth in Pravda and no news in Izvestia.’ However, though not highly appreciated as an objective and unbiased news source, Pravda was regarded – both by Soviet citizens and by the outside world – as a government mouthpiece and therefore a reliable reflection of the Soviet government’s positions on various issues.”
Back in the day, we could rely on Pravda for the party line. Why does that somehow seem familiar today?

Steven Rieker
Village of Fenney

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