The first issue of the magazine «Vokrug Sveta»

08 January, Thursday
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On January 8, 1861 the first issue the famous magazine «Vokrug Sveta» was published in Saint Petersburg

This magazine, the name of which translates as «Around the world», is not only one of the first magazines in Russia, but one of the first educational periodic publications in the world. During the years many famous Russian authors used to publish articles in the magazine. The first issue had a subtitle «Magazine of geosciences, natural sciences, latest findings, inventions and observations». The magazine was for sale, among other places, in the well-known department store «Gostiny Dvor».

January 8, 1861
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