Russian Satirical Journals, 1905-1907: Collection List

The University of Chicago Library’s collection Russian Satirical Journals, 1905-1907 consists of 110 titles in 378 issues. It is primarily comprised of journals, but some newspapers, broadsides, and illustrated periodicals are also included. 

This collection documents some of the most important events of the period known as the first Russian Revolution of 1905-1907. It was during this unprecedented rise of national self-identity that the first Russian Constitution and Russian Parliament were initially created. The first Russian Revolution was a period of struggle for political, social and human rights, and the press, which had previously been subject to censorship, enjoyed a new freedom which had never before appeared in Russia.

Nevertheless, disillusionment with the political and social reforms was expressed through political satire and caricature, published in numerous journals all over the country. The pages of these journals served as an arena for political parties and the newly born social classes of Russia – both the bourgeois and the workers. The explicit satirical form of these publications and their subsequent immediate distribution to interested readers attracted many well-known writers and artists who were either contributors or, occasionally, editors of these journals. The journals in the collection present a unique and sparkling collaboration amongst famous Russian authors such as Konstantin Bal’mont, Ivan Bunin, Maxim Gorky, Aleksandr Kuprin, Valerii Brusov, etc., with the artistic talents of Ivan Bilibin, Boris Kustodiev, Léon Bakst, Valentin Serov, Alexandre Benois, and others.

As the Russian autocracy regained its power, the unprecedented freedom of the Russian press diminished and then vanished. While some journals were published continuously for months afterward, many others were either closed or suppressed, and their editors prosecuted, with the entire publishing run of some issues confiscated and destroyed by the authorities. 

The collection of 110 titles has been digitized and is available from the Library’s website.  Each title is listed below with a link to the online pdf file.  Online files can also be accessed through the Library’s online catalog by searching for the collection-level record under ‘Russian Satirical Journals, 1905-1907’.  Clicking on the series entry Russian Satirical Journals will retrieve the full list of titles.  Individual items can also be searched by title.

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  1. The physical collection of journals is housed unbound in six boxes in the Special Collections Research Center. To retrieve a title, search by title in the online catalog and use the Request from SCRC link.
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The following journals and issues are included in this collection:

BOX 1

  • Malen’kii zhurnal. Sankt-Peterburg: Izd. I︠U︡.V. Gol’dberg, [1906].
    [1906]: 1st and only issue.
  • Argus. Sankt-Peterburg: S.A. Chikolini, 1905-1906.
    1906: No. 1-13.
  • Zelenyi shum. Sankt-Peterburg: Slovo, 1906.
    1906: No. 1, 2.
  • Al’manakh. Sankt-Peterburg: Tip. IA. Baliasinskago, 1906.
    1906: No. 1, 2.
  • Buravchik. Sankt-Peterburg: Tip. G.I. Zarkhi, 1906.
    1906: No. 1, 3, 4.
  • Zerkalo. Sankt-Peterburg: V.V. Pankrat’ev, 1906.
    1906: No. 1.

BOX 2

  • Strely. Sankt-Peterburg: Tipo-lit. "Ėnergii︠a︡", 1905-1906.
    1905-1906: No. 1-9.
  • Fonar’. Sankt-Peterburg: L.A. Zaikina, 1905-1906.
    1905: No. 1-3;
    1906: No. 1, 2.
  • Signal. Sankt-Peterburg: Parovai︠a︡ tipo-lit. N.L. Nyrkina, 1905.
    1905: No. 1-4.
  • Signaly. Sankt-Peterburg: V.E. Turok, 1906.
    1906: No. 1-4.
  • Zritel’ (Saint Petersburg, Russia: 1905). Sankt-Peterburg: Tip. "Si︠e︡ver", 1905-1908.
    1905: No. 2-24.
    1906: No. 1-2 (also known as “Zhurnal”)
  • IAd. Sankt-Peterburg: Tip. "Si︠e︡ver", 1905.
    1905: No. 1.
  • Sprut. Sankt-Peterburg: M. G. Kornfel’d, 1905-1906.
    1905-1906: No. 1-9, 11-15.
  • Fugas. Sankt-Peterburg: M.M. Brodovskīĭ, 1906.
    1906: No. 1-4.

BOX 3

  • Amori, graf. 1905-ĭ krovavyĭ god. Sankt-Peterburg: Kommerch. skorop. A. Gol’dberga, [1905?].
    Novel.
  • Fiskal. Sankt-Peterburg: E.M. Narusbek, 1906.
    1906: No. 1-5.
  • Zhizn’. Sankt-Peterburg: A. Kasatkin, 1906.
    1906: No. 1.
  • Satiricheskoe obozrienīe. Sankt-Peterburg: I.N. Glagolev, 1906.
    1906: No. 1-3.
  • Zastrel’shchik. Sankt-Peterburg: L.A. Zaikina, 1906.
    1906: No. 1-3.
  • Iuvenal. Sankt-Peterburg: T-vo R. Golike i A. Vil’borg, 1906.
    1906: No. 1.
  • Vsemīrnyĭ politicheskīĭ karikaturist. Sankt-Peterburg: P.S. Solomko, 1906.
    1906: No. 1, 4.
  • Gvozd’. Sankt-Peterburg: I. Muravkin, 1906.
    1906: No. 2.
  • Bomby. Sankt-Peterburg: Kommercheskai︠a︡ tipo-litografii︠a︡, 1906.
    1906: No. 1, 2.
  • Bulat. Sankt-Peterburg: A.D. Rysis, 1906.
    1906: No. 1-3.
  • Bosiak. Sankt-Peterburg: Kommercheskai︠a︡ skoropechatni︠a︡, 1906.
    1906: 1st and only issue.
  • Bortsy. Sankt-Peterburg: Pavel Umov (Nevi︠e︡rov), 1906.
    1906: No. 1
  • Otboi. [Sankt-Peterburg]: Redaktor izdatel’ M.K. Gurskai︠a︡, [1906].
    1906: No. 1-5.
  • Noch’. Sankt-Peterburg: Tip. Mikhaĭlovoĭ, 1906.
    1906: No. 1.
  • Ogni zhizni. Sankt-Peterburg: Tip. "Gramotnost’", 1906-1907.
    1906: No. 1.
  • Novator. Sankt-Peterburg: Tip. "Sirīus", 1906.
    1906: No. 2.
  • Petrushka. Sankt-Peterburg: Izd. Kholodnogo, 1905.
    1905: [No. 1].
  • Shebuev. N. G. Sochinenīi︠a︡ N.G. Shebueva. Sankt-Peterburg: Izd. L.A. Shebuevoĭ, 1906-.
    Vyp. 2-3.
  • Pesni bez slov. Sankt-Peterburg: P.A. Bi︠e︡linʹkīĭ, 1906.
    1906: No. 1.
  • Zhalo. Sankt-Peterburg: Tipo-litografii︠a︡ M. Vilenchik, 1906.
    1906: No. 1.
  • Aksioma. Sankt-Peterburg: V.I︠A︡. Golubi︠a︡tnikov, 1906.
    1906: No. 1.
  • Adskai︠a︡ pochta. Sankt-Peterburg: Izd. E.E. Lansere, 1906.
    1906: No. 1-3.
  • Istoricheskīĭ barometr Rossīi. Sankt-Peterburg: Tip. V.F. Revitt︠s︡era, 1906.
    1906: No. 1.
  • Skandal. Sankt- Peterburg: Tipo-litografii︠a︡ Vilenchik, 1906-.
    1906: No. 5.
  • Maski. Sankt-Peterburg: Tip. I︠A︡. Bali︠a︡nskago, 1906.
    1906: No. 1-6, 8-9.

BOX 4

  • Satira (Saint Petersburg, Russia: 1906).  Sankt-Peterburg: A.V. Dedenev, 1906.
    1906: prelim. Issue “Dekabristy”, no. 1, 2.
  • Zhupel. Sankt-Peterburg: S.P. I︠U︡rit︠s︡yn, 1905-1906.
    1905-1906: No. 1-3.
  • Izvestiia Soveta bezrabotnykh iumoristov. [Sankt-Peterburg]: Tip. M. Mikhaĭlovoĭ, 1906.
    1906: No. 1.
  • Diatel. Sankt-Peterburg: Tip. T-va "Narodnai︠a︡ pol’za", 1905.
    1905: No. 1.
  • Kliuv. Sant-Peterburg: Tip. T-va "Narodnai︠a︡ pol’za", 1905.
    1905: No. 1, 2.
  • Satiricheskaia gazeta. Sankt-Peterburg: Tip. M. Mikhaĭlovoĭ, 1906.
    1905: No. 2 (i. E. 1)
  • Ovod. Sankt-Peterburg: A.D. Rysis, 1906.
    1906: No. 1-6.
  • Nagaechka. Sankt-Peterburg: Kh. M. Knorring, 1905-1906.
    1905-1906: No. 1-4.
  • Svoboda (Saint Petersburg, Russia). Sankt-Peterburg: S.I. Chepurnyĭ, 1905.
    1905: No. 1, 2.
  • K svetu. Sankt-Peterburg: I.M. Levi, 1906.
    1906: No. 1-3.
  • Svetaet. Sankt-Peterburg: G.M. Naryshkin, 1906.
    1906: No. 1, 2.
  • Dikar’. Sankt-Peterburg: Kommercheskai︠a︡ tipo-litografii︠a︡ M. Vilenchika, 1906.
    1906: No. 1.
  • Kresty. Sankt-Peterburg: Tip. T-va "Narodnai︠a︡ pol’za", 1906.
    1906: No. [1].
  • Perets. Sankt-Peterburg: A. Popov, 1906.
    1906: No. 1.
  • Molot. Sankt-Peterburg: K. I. Dikson, [1905-1906].
    1905-1906: No. 1, 2.
  • Bich. Sankt-Peterburg: G. Li︠u︡barskiĭ, 1906.
    1906: No. 1.
  • Strana mechty. Sankt-Peterburg: Tip. A.O. Smil’go, [1906].
    1906: No. 1.
  • Sekira. Sankt-Peterburg: M.M. Brodovskiĭ, 1905-1906.
    1905-1906: No. 1-14.
  • Maliar (Saint Petersburg, Russia: 1906). S.-Peterburg: M.K. Mukalov, 1906.
    1906: No. 1-5.
  • Deviatyĭ val. Sankt-Peterburg: S. I. Chepurnyĭ, 1906.
    1906: No. 1, 2.
  • Krasnyĭ smekh. Sankt-Peterburg: I︠A︡.A. Gibi︠a︡nskīĭ, 1906.
    1906: No. 1-4
  • Burelom. Sankt-Peterburg: G.P. Ėrastov, 1905-1906.
    1905: No. 2 (1st ser.), 1-3 (2nd ser.)
  • Buria. Sankt-Peterburg: G.P. Ėrastov, 1906.
    1906: No. 4, 5.

Issues from the “IUmoristicheskii al’manakh”:

  • Novyi god. Sankt-Peterburg: Tip. T-va "Narodnai︠a︡ pol’za", 1906.
    1906: Vyp. 1, [no. 28].
  • Rubl’.  Sankt-Peterburg: Tip. T-va "Narodnai︠a︡ pol’za", 1906.
    1906: Vyp. 2, [no. 29]
  • Vagon. Sankt-Peterburg: Tip. T-va "Narodnai︠a︡ pol’za", 1906.
    1906: Vyp. 4, [no. 31].
  • Vesna. Sankt-Peterburg: Tip. T-va "Narodnai︠a︡ pol’za", 1906.
    1906: No. 39.
  • Kabinet. Sankt-Peterburg: Tip. T-va "Narodnai︠a︡ pol’za", 1906.
    1906: Vyp. 8, no. 42.
  • V gorakh. Sankt-Peterburg: Tip. T-va "Narodnai︠a︡ pol’za", 1906.
    1906: Vyp. 9, no. 43.
  • Nazad. Sankt-Peterburg: Tip. T-va "Narodnai︠a︡ pol’za", 1906.
    1906: Vyp. 13, no. 47.
  • Zashchitnik. Sankt-Peterburg: Tip. T-va "Narodnai︠a︡ pol’za", 1906.
    1906: Vyp. 15, no. 49.
  • Boloto. Sankt-Peterburg: Tip. T-va "Narodnai︠a︡ pol’za", 1906.
    1906: Vyp. 16, no. 50
  • Ekonomīi︠a︡. Sankt-Peterburg: Tip. T-va "Narodnai︠a︡ pol’za", 1906.
    1906: Vyp.  17, no. 51.
  • Zabor. Sankt-Peterburg: Tip. T-va "Narodnai︠a︡ pol’za", 1906.
    1906: Vyp. 19, no. 53.
  • Zamok. Sankt-Peterburg: Tip. T-va "Narodnai︠a︡ pol’za", 1906.
    1906: Vyp. 7, no. 41.
  • Metla. Sankt-Peterburg: Tip. T-va "Narodnai︠a︡ pol’za", 1906.
    1906: Vyp. 20, no. 54.
  • Tachka. Sankt-Peterburg: Tip. T-va "Narodnai︠a︡ pol’za", 1906.
    1906: Vyp. 21, no. 55.
  • Drug dachi. Sankt-Peterburg: Tip. T-va "Narodnai︠a︡ pol’za", 1906.
    1906: Vyp. 22, no. 56.
  • Trepet. Sankt-Peterburg: Tip. T-va "Narodnai︠a︡ pol’za", 1906. 
    1906: Vyp. 24, no. 58.
  • Mukhomory. Sankt-Peterburg: Tip. T-va "Narodnai︠a︡ pol’za", 1906.
    1906: Vyp. 26, no. 60.

BOX 5

  • Bureval. Sankt-Peterburg: M. Kasatkina, 1906.
    1906: No. 1, 2, 4.
  • Miting (Saint Petersburg, Russia: 1905). Sankt-Peterburg: L.L. Linevich, 1905-1906.
    1905: No. 1-3.
  • Miting (Saint Petersburg, Russia: 1906). Sankt-Peterburg: D. Milakovskiĭ, 1906.
    1906: No. 1-2.
  • Kosa. Sankt-Peterburg: Kl.Kl. Arsen’ev, 1906.
    1906: No. 1-7.
  • Gazeta gazet. Sankt-Peterburg: G. P. Narusbek, 1905-1906?.
    1905: No. 3, 4, 5. Inside of Karikaturnyĭ listok “Gazety gazet”.
  • Karikaturnyi listok “Gazety gazet”. Sankt-Peterburg: G.P. Narusbek, 1905.
    1905: No. 1-3.
  • Leshii. [Sankt-Peterburg]: E. Zarudnai︠a︡-Kavos, 1906.
    1906: No. 1-4.
  • Vampir. [Sankt-Peterburg]: M. Gidalevich i M. Gorodet︠s︡kīĭ, 1906.
    1906: No. 1-8.
  • Volshebnyĭ fonar’. Sankt-Peterburg: K. Chetverikov, 1905-1906.
    1905: No. 1-3;
    1906: 1-5.
  • Anchar. Sankt-Peterburg: L.M. Zuzerovich-Klebanskīĭ, 1906.
    1906: No. 1, 3.
  • Plamia (Saint Petersburg, Russia: 1905). [Sankt-Peterburg]: Redaktory-izdateli G.V. Agraev i A.I. Gessen, 1905-1906.
    1905-1906: No. 1-4.
  • Buket (Saint Petersburg: 1906). Sankt-Peterburg: Tip. V. F. Veshke, 1906.
    1906:  No. 1-6.
  • Gudok (Saint Petersburg, Russia: 1906). Sankt-Peterburg: Redaktor-izdatelʹ, Vladimīr Abaza, 1906.
    1906: No. 1-6.
  • Pulemet. Sankt-Peterburg: Tip. S.-Peterburgskago Tovarishchestva Pechatnago i Izdatelskago Di︠e︡la "Trud, [1905-1918].
    1905: No. 1-[5]. Also includes “express” issue.
  • Moi pulemet. Sankt-Peterburg: P.I. Shoshin, 1906-1907.
    1906: No. 1-4.

BOX 6

  • Khuligany. Sankt-Peterburg: Tip. T-va "Narodnai︠a︡ pol’za", [1905].
    No. 24 of IUmoristicheskii al’manakh.
  • Liudoedy. Sankt-Peterburg: Tip. T-va "Narodnai︠a︡ pol’za", [1905].
    No. 26 of IUmoristicheskii al’manakh.
  • Mikroskop. Sankt-Peterburg: Tip. T-va "Narodnai︠a︡ pol’za", [1905].
    No. [25] of IUmoristicheskii al’manakh.
  • Vodovorot. Sankt-Peterburg: S.N. Mendel’son, 1906-1907.
    1906: No. 1-5.
  • Verby. Sankt-Peterburg: Elektropechatnia IA. Krovitskago, 1906.
    1906: No. furorno-interesnyi.
  • Poedinok. Sankt-Peterburg: A.D. Rysis, 1906.
    1906: No. 1-3.
  • Zarnitsy (Saint Petersburg, Russia: 1906).  Sankt-Peterburg: I︠A︡.V. Viktorov, 1906.
    1906: No. 1-6, 8-9.
  • Puli. Sankt-Peterburg: Ė.A. Ėĭzering, 1905-1906.
    1905: No. 1, 2;
    1906: No. 1-6.
  • Svobodnyi smekh. Sankt-Peterburg: E.M. Adamov, 1905-1906.
    No. 1, 3-6, 8, 9, 12-16, 19, 23.
  • Zarevo (Saint Petersburg, Russia). Sankt-Peterburg: A.K. Kasatkin, 1906.
    1906: No. 1-4.
  • Zabīiaka. Sankt-Peterburg: V.A. Zabi︠e︡lin, 1905-1906.
    1905: No. 1;
    1906: No. 1-3.
  • Pchela (Saint Petersburg, Russia: 1906). Sankt-Peterburg: Nikolaĭ Danishevskiĭ, 1906.
    1906: No. 1-5.
  • Skorpion. Sankt-Peterburg: Red.-izdatelʹ I︠U︡.S. Idel’son, 1906.
    1906: No. 1, 2.
  • Znamia (Saint Petersburg, Russia). Sankt-Peterburg: A.G. Galach’ev, 1906.
    1906: No. 1.
  • Zloi dukh. Sankt-Peterburg: S.A. Pataraki (S. Karr), 1906.
    1906: No. 1.
  • Zalp. Sankt-Peterburg: P.V. Bebutov, 1906.
    1906: No. 1.
  • Igla. Sankt-Peterburg: Tip. A. Smil’go, 1906.
    1906: No. 1.
  • Verbnyi bazar. Sankt-Peterburg: Tip. I︠A︡. Bali︠a︡nskago, 1906.
    1906: [No. 1].
  • Za zhizn’. Sankt-Peterburg: S.M. Prokhorov, [1905].
    1905: [No. 1].
  • Zanoza. Sankt-Peterburg: S.D. Novikov, 1906.
    1906: No. 1-9.
  • Paiats (Saint Petersburg, Russia). Sankt-Peterburg: V.M. Vyshomirskiĭ, 1905-1906.
    1905-1906: No. 1-3.
  • Paiatsy. Sankt-Peterburg: V.M. Vyshomirskiĭ, 1906.
    1906: No. 1.
  • Zhurnal zhurnalov (Saint Petersburg, Russia). Sankt-Peterburg: N.P. Malinovskīĭ, 1905-1906.
    1905-1906: No. 1-9.
  • Shtyk. Sankt-Peterburg: S.P. Kisnemskīĭ, [1906].
    1906: No. [1].
  • Velikaia Moskva. Sankt-Peterburg: Redaktor-Izdatelʹ, B.F. Geĭer, 1905.
    1905: [No. 1, probnyi]. (prelim. issue of Zhurnal).