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Gudok is a Russ­ian dai­ly news­pa­per in con­tin­u­ous pub­li­ca­tion since 1917 and is one of the old­est and lead­ing trade news­pa­pers in Rus­sia. Since its incep­tion it has cov­ered a wide range of top­ics deal­ing with the rail­way indus­try. It has also pro­vid­ed impor­tant com­men­tary on Sovi­et and post-Sovi­et Russ­ian cul­ture, pol­i­tics, and social life. Its pri­ma­ry pur­pose has been inform­ing the gen­er­al Sovi­et and sub­se­quent­ly Russ­ian read­er with the larg­er goings on in the coun­try in com­bi­na­tion with a mix of bit­ing social com­men­tary and satire, one of the news­pa­pers most pop­u­lar fea­tures.
Although its name and more impor­tant­ly its affil­i­a­tion with the Sovi­et Min­istry of Trans­porta­tion may sug­gest a rather bor­ing under­tak­ing, it could not be fur­ther from the truth. And despite the fact that it start­ed as a small news­pa­per deal­ing pri­mar­i­ly with indus­try news, over time due to its grow­ing pop­u­lar­i­ty it became a nation­al­ly dis­trib­uted news­pa­per attract­ing top tal­ent from the bur­geon­ing Sovi­et lit­er­ary scene. Some of the authors and jour­nal­ists whose works appeared on the pages of Gudok were the famous Sovi­et jour­nal­ist and satirist Ilya Ilf, the writ­ers Mikhail Zoshchenko, Lev Slavin, Sasha Kras­ny, Alexan­der Kabakov and many oth­ers. At the height of its pop­u­lar­i­ty in 1970s it had a dai­ly cir­cu­la­tion of 700,000.

Der deutsch­landweite Zugriff auf das Archiv wird durch die Deutsche Forschungs­ge­mein­schaft (DFG) und die Bay­erische Staats­bib­lio­thek München im Rah­men des von der Bib­lio­thek betreuten Fach­in­for­ma­tions­di­en­stes (FID) Ost‑, Ost­mit­tel- und Südos­teu­ropa ermöglicht.

Nach­trag 5.5.2020
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