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Oldest Russian Language Newspaper in the US Celebrates 100th Birthday

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Oldest Russian Language Newspaper in the US Celebrates 100th Birthday


15.04.2010

On April 15, America’s oldest Russian language newspaper – Novoye Russkoye Slovo, or New Russian Word, celebrated its 100th anniversary.

Speaking in connection with the event, New York Mayor Mr. Bloomberg said the newspaper not only offered broad coverage of international events but had kept the Russian language alive in New York and across America. It was the first to publish works by outstanding Russian authors, among them Ivan Bunin and Joseph Brodsky. As for its archives, they are a rich and versatile portrayal of the history of Russia and America in the past century.

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