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Russian journalists celebrate Day of printed editions

Today, 13th of January, Russian journalists are celebrating Day of printed editions 211 years after the first newspaper of their country – Peter the Great’s “Vedomosti” – came off print.

Russian journalists are celebrating Day of printed editions 211 years after the first newspaper of their country – Peter the Great’s “Vedomosti” – came off print. So, Russian journalism history begins from the Decree of Tsar Peter I of January 13, 1703. In more than three centuries it remains one of the most called-for occupations.

Range of spheres of journalism has being expanding: in the end of the twentieth century Internet was added to printing, radio, television. Usual "tools" of journalists – notepads and pens were supplanted with dictaphones, mobile phones, computers, laptops, tablet computers, digital video cameras and other achievements of scientific and technological progress.

A lot of famous people have congratulated the Russian journalists. They said Russia had always taken a special view of printed matter, it was important not to forget, that the Russians trusted and heeded what printed editions said; they respected and appreciated their journalists’ efforts.

Day of printed editions also reminds the Russian journalists of their deceased comrades.