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Zvezda (The Star), journal

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ZVEZDA (The Star) (20 Mokhovaya Street), a monthly literary and socio-political independent journal. It was founded in 1924, with I. M. Maysky as its first editor. In 1920-40 the journal published works of many prominent writers and poets including: Аnna Akhmatova, Olga Bergholz, Y. P. German, Мaxim Gorky, Mikhail Zoshchenko, Vera Inber, V. А. Kaverin, V. F. Panova, А. N. Tolstoy, N. S. Tikhonov, Y. N. Tynyanov, K. А. Fedin, Olga Forsh et al. It was the journal of the USSR Union of Writers. In August 1946 the journal was subjected to harsh criticism in A. A. Zhdanov's speech and in the resolution of the All-Union Communist Party (of Bolsheviks) Central Committee on the journals Zvezda and Leningrad (see Leningrad, journal), primarily for the publication of Akhamotova's and Zoshchenko's works (countermanded by the resolution of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Central Committee from 20 October 1988). Since the late 1980s the journal claimed again the leading position in the literary world. Works of the third wave of emigration authors, (among others I. А. Brodsky, Sergey Dovlatov), contemporary Petersburg authors, articles of prominent critics and literature theorists appear in the journal. Thematic issues devoted to a particular writer and his works, historic events, and containing publications, memoirs and scientific articles regularly appear in the journal. Traditionally, considerable attention is paid to publications from the foreign and Russian archives. The editorial board also engages in publishing, organises literary events, scientific conferences (a number of international conferences devoted to Brodsky were held here). А. Y. Aryev and Y. A Gordin are the journal's co-editors. Circulation 10,000 copies (2003).

Reference: Журналистика и критика [20-х, 30-х, 40-х-нач. 50-х гг.] // История русской советской литературы, 1917-1965: В 4 т. 2-е изд., испр. и доп. М., 1967-1968. Т. 1-3.

D. N. Akhapkin.

Abaza Alexander Aggeevich
Akhmatova Anna Andreevna
Aryev Andrey Yurievich
Bergholz Olga Fedorovna
Brodsky Iosif Alexandrovich
Dovlatov Sergey Donatovich
Fedin Konstantin Alexandrovich
Forsh Olga Dmitrievna
German Yury Pavlovich
Gordin Yakov Arkadievich
Gorky Maxim (Alexey Maximovich Peshkov)
Inber Vera Mikhailovna
Kaverin Veniamin Alexandrovich
Maysky Ivan Mikhailovich
Panova Vera Fedorovna
Tikhonov Nikolay Semenovich
Tolstoy Alexey Nikolaevich
Tynyanov Yury Nikolaevich
Zhdanov Andrey Alexandrovich
Zoschenko Mikhail Mikhailovich

Mokhovaya St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 20

Журналистика и критика [20-х, 30-х, 40-х - нач. 50-х гг.] // История русской советской литературы, 1917-1965: В 4 т. 2-е изд., испр. и доп. М., 1967-1968

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Leningrad, journal


Akhmatova A.A. (1889-1966), poet

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Zoshchenko M.M. (1894-1958), writer

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