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During the reign of Mikhail Fedorovich (17c.) the clerks of the Moscow Embassy Department made up special news updates for the Tzar. This hand written paper was called "Kuranty" ("The Chimes").The first printed newspaper in Russia appeared in Moscow in January 1703 by the order of Peter the Great and was called "Vedomosti" (Gazette). The newspaper gave a survey of events in the North War, the questions of foreign and domestic policies of Russia. Its first print run was 500 copies. Since that time the number of newspapers is rapidly increasing as well as their print runs.
Foreign newspapers available: The International Herald Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Daily Express, Daily Mail, Die Welt, Financial Times, The Guardian, Le Monde, Sunday Times, The Times, The Economist, USA Today, Le Figaro and more. Try the kiosks in the larger hotels.