ⓘ Bednota

                                     

ⓘ Bednota

Bednota was a daily newspaper for peasants, issued by Central Committee of the Communist Party in Moscow, Russia, from March 1918 till January 1931. Its predecessors were newspapers "Derevenskaya Bednota", "Soldatskaya Pravda", "Derevenskaya Pravda". During the Russian civil war "Bednota" was the Red Armys paper as well – nearly half the print was sent to the army.

Bednota was the main tool for the Communist party to spread propaganda in the predominantly rural USSR. It also featured letters from peasants and various correspondences. The paper employed nearly 4.000 staff. In 1931 the paper merged with "Socialisticheskoe Zemledelye" Socialist Agriculture.