TODAY: In 1870, the Russian literary weekly Niva (“Cornfield”) is first published in Saint Petersburg. The magazine, which ran until 1918, included contributions from Leo Tolstoy, Anton Chekhov, Maxim Gorky, Alexander Blok, Osip Mandelstam, and Anna Akhmatova.
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