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Pravda (Russian: "Truth") refers to several media, the most known of which is the former official newspaper of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

As the names of the main Communist newspaper and the main Soviet newspaper, Pravda and Izvestia, meant "the truth" and "the news" respectively, a popular saying was "there's no truth in Pravda and no news in Izvestia". However, its content was of some interest as providing hints regarding changes in Soviet policy or the outcomes of power struggle in the Soviet leadership, and was carefully analyzed by groups such as Western "Sovietologists".

The Pravda paper is today run by the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, whereas the online is privately owned and has international editions published in Russian, English, French and Portuguese.

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