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The subject index / Syn Otechestva (Son of the Fatherland), journal

Syn Otechestva (Son of the Fatherland), journal

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SYN OTECHESTVA (Son of the Fatherland), a literary journal on history and politics, which appeared from 1812 until 1844 and from 1847 until 1852. Until 1839 it came out weekly, afterwards twice a month, subsequently monthly. The founder of the Syn Otechestva, N. I. Grech was the journal's publisher in 1812-37, and edited the periodical until 1839, F. V. Bulgarin - co-published the journal from 1825 until 1837, and co-edited it until 1839), followed in the publishing function by А. F. Smirdin (1837-42.), and consecutively edited by N. А. Polevoy (1838-40), А. V. Nikitenko (1840-42), publishing editor K. P. Masalsky (1842-52). In 1820-21 A. F. Voykov was actively involved in the journal's activities. In 1813-18 the journal released two supplements devoted to the European politics, which distinguished the Syn Otechestva from the rest of the Russian journals of the time. In 1829 the journal merged with Bulgarin's Severny Arkhiv and until 1835 appeared under the name Syn Otechestva i Severny Arkhiv, they were printed in Grech's printing-house (13 Bolshaya Morskaya Street; later changed the whereabouts). In 1812-15 the Syn Otechestva made the events of the Patriotic War of 1812, campaigns of 1813-14 and 1815, and fight with Emperor Napoleon its focal point. Until the mid-1820s it enjoyed the reputation of a liberal publication. K. N. Batyushov, V. A. Zhukovsky, Alexander Pushkin, Denis Davydov, Е. А. Baratynsky, F, N, Glinka, А. А. Bestuzhev, K. F. Ryleev, V. K. Kuchelbecker, А. I. Odoevsky, N. I. Gnedich, А. S. Griboedov, P. А. Vyazemsky were the journal's staff contributors. After 1825 the editorial board took a conservative stand. The 1840s marked the decline phase of the Syn Otechestva, the attempt to reorganise it on the model of the Biblioteka dlya Chteniya, failed.

References: Березина В. Г. Русская журналистика первой четверти XIX века. Л., 1965. С. 44-49, 55-64; Греч Н. И. Записки о моей жизни. М., 1990.

I. E. Vasilyeva.

Baratynsky Evgeny Abramovich
Batyushkov Konstantin Nikolaevich
Bestuzhev Alexander Alexandrovich
Bulgarin Faddei Venediktovich
Davydov Denis Vasilievich
Glinka Fedor Nikolaevich
Gnedich Nikolay Ivanovich
Grech Nikolay Ivanovich
Griboedov Alexander Sergeevich
Kuchelbecker Wilhelm Karlovich
Masalsky Konstantin Petrovich
Napoleon I Bonaparte, Emperor
Nikitenko Alexander Vasilievich
Odoevsky Alexander Ivanovich
Polevoy Nikolay Alexeevich
Pushkin Alexander Sergeevich
Ryleev Kondraty Fedorovich
Smirdin Alexander Filippovich
Voeykov Alexander Fedorovich
Vyazemsky Peter Andreevich, Duke
Zhukovsky Vasily Andreevich

Bolshaya Morskaya St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 13

Березина В. Г. Русская журналистика первой четверти XIX века. Л., 1965
Греч Н. И. Записки о моей жизни. М., 1990


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