MIA: Encyclopedia of Marxism: Glossary of Periodicals




Unity: A newspaper published in Petrograd, the organ of the extreme Right group of Menshevik defencists led by G. V. Plekhanov. Four issues appeared in May and June 1914. From March to November 1917, it was published daily. Starting from December 1917 to January 1918, it appeared under the name of Nashe Yedinstvo. It gave support to the Provisional Government , favoured the coalition with the bourgeoisie and “firm power”, and fought against the Bolsheviks, frequently resorting to the methods of the gutter press. Lenin noted that its line was “aiding and abetting the dark forces which threaten violence, bombs, and riots” and called the paper an “abusive publication” (see present edition, Vol. 24, pp. 129, 199). One of its supporters was Vera Zasulich.