About the newspaper
"Rossiiskaya Gazeta" (Russian Gazette) is published by the new Russian state. It was founded by the Government of the Russian Federation, and its first issue appeared on 11 November 1990. On the one hand, "Rossiiskaya Gazeta" enjoys official status, because acts of state come into effect upon their publication there. On the other hand, "Rossiiskaya Gazeta" is intended for the general reader, embracing everything from daily news, special reports and interviews of government officials to expert commentaries on documents of state. Our circulation is 180,000. According to the polls, most of our readers are even -tempered adults inclined to conservative views.
"Rossiiskaya Gazeta" has 38 offices in Russia and abroad. It is printed in 41 Russian cities (daily edition) and in 46 cities (weekly edition). Regular issues are provided with regional supplements and special features. We also publish series of books containing acts of state and relevant commentaries. The General Director of "Rossiiskaya Gazeta" is Pavel Negoitsa, and its Chief Editor is Vladislav Fronin. Our newspaper was officially registered on 1 November 1990 and secondly on 28 September 1993 by the Ministry of the Press and Information of the Russian Federation (No. 302).
Documents of state published in our newspaper include federal constitutional laws, federal laws and codes, decrees of the President of the Russian Federation, resolutions and acts of the Government of the Russian Federation, regulations issued by the ministries and departments (orders, instructions, statutes etc.).
Our right to publish official documents is determined by the Law of the Russian Federation N 5-FZ, dated 14 June 1994 and entitled "On the Procedure of Publication and Enactment of Federal Constitutional Laws, Federal Laws and Acts of the Houses of the Federal Assembly", by the Decrees of the President of the Russian Federation, dated 23 May 1996 N 763, "On the Procedure of Publication and Enactment of the Acts of the President of the Russian Federation, of the Government of the Russian Federation, and Statutory Legal Acts of the Federal Executive Authorities", as well as that dated 13 August 1998 N 963, "On Adoption of Amendments to the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation dated 23 May 1996 N 763, "On the Procedure of Publication and Enactment of the Acts of the President of the Russian Federation, of the Government of the Russian Federation, and Statutory Legal Acts of the Federal Executive Authorities".
Article 4 of the Law on the Procedure of Publication of Laws and Acts runs, "The official promulgation of the Federal Constitutional Law, Federal Law and acts of the Houses of the Federal Assembly is considered as the first publication of their complete texts in "Rossiiskaya Gazeta" or in the "Code of Laws of the Russian Federation". Thus, the issue of "Rossiiskaya Gazeta" which contains the published text of an act of state becomes an official document itself. "Rossiiskaya Gazeta" is printed in the following cities: Abakan, Arkhangelsk, Astrakhan, Barnaul, Bishkek, Blagoveshchensk, Vladivostok, Vladimir, Volgograd, Voronezh, Yekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Kazan, Kaliningrad, Kemerovo, Kirov, Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk, Makhachkala, Mineralnye Vody, Moscow, Murmansk, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Orenburg, Penza, Perm, Petrozavodsk, Rostov-on-Don, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Saratov, Surgut, Tver, Tomsk, Tyumen, Ulyanovsk, Ufa, Khabarovsk, Cheboksary, Chelyabinsk, Chita, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Yakutsk, Yaroslavl.
Regional network of The Rossiyskaya Gazeta includes 13 branches in the largest cities of the country: Saint Petersburg, Voronezh, Rostov-on-Don, Krasnodar, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Kazan, Ufa, Perm, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Khabarovsk.
News offices abroad: Great Britain, Albania, Belarus, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Germany, Spain, the USA, Ukraine, France, South Korea, China, Turkey.
At the 1st 6 months of 2010 The Rossiyskaya Gazeta has topped the rating of the most quoted socio-political editions according to TNS Media Intelligence.
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