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Alexei Suvorin
Birth: Sep. 11, 1834
Death: Aug. 11, 1912

Publisher, Author. Russia's most powerful media mogul of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. His unquestioning support of the Czarist regime made him the bane of the liberal intelligentsia and greatly influenced public opinion of his time. The grandson of peasants, Alexei Sergeyevich Suvorin was born in the village of Korshevo near Voronezh. He was a provincial schoolmaster prior to becoming a journalist for the St. Petersburg News, and his early editorials, under the byline "Stranger", were decidedly liberal in tone. But by the 1870s ambition had replaced idealism. His first publishing ventures were a series of richly illustrated calendars and cheap paperback editions of classic novels. In 1876 Suvorin bought a floundering St. Petersburg newspaper, New Times, and built it into Russia's largest daily by using it to defend the government's positions on all matters, including its anti-Semitism and ruthless suppression of political opponents. In exchange he was awarded monopolies in producing city directories and selling books and periodicals in railway stations, which made him fabulously wealthy. He remained a closet liberal, however, confiding to his diary a frequent disgust with the official policies he extolled in print. Dabbling in literature was a consolation. Suvorin is perhaps best known today for his friendship with author Anton Chekhov, whose early work he promoted; he was one of Chekhov's few intimates, despite opposing views about life and art, and their correspondence is both fascinating and historically important. The relationship cooled in the late 1890s after the publisher sided with the French military in the Dreyfus Affair. Suvorin's media empire, with the New Times as its flagship, continued successfully after his death until it was dismantled by the Bolsheviks in 1917. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
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  Mikhail Alexeevich Suvorin (1860 - 1936)*
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Alexander Nevsky Monastery
Saint Petersburg
Saint Petersburg Federal City, Russia
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Record added: Feb 13, 2008
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Alexei Suvorin
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- Alexei
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