Russkiye Vedomosti (Russian Recorder) -- a newspaper published in Moscow from 1863 onwards; it expressed the views of the moderate liberal intelligentsia. Among its contributors in the 1880s and 1890s were the democratic writers V. G. Korolenko, M. Y. Saltykov-Shchedrin and G. I. Uspensky. It also published items written by liberal Narodniks. In 1905 it became the organ of the Right wing of the bourgeois Cadet Party. Lenin said that
Russkiye Vedomosti was a peculiar combination of "Right-wing Cadetism and a strain of Narodism." In 1918 it was closed down together with other counter-revolutionary newspapers.
 Manilov -- a character in Gogol's
Dead Souls, typifying the weak-willed, hollow dreamer and inert windbag.
 Sysoika -- one of the chief characters in F. M. Reshetnikov's
Poliipovtsi, typifying the ignorant and rightless poor peasant who is weighed down by want and unbearable toil.
 See Note 25.
[Note 25: "Gymnasium Farms and Corrective Gymnasia " was written in the autumn of 1895 in answer to S. N. Yuzhakov's article "An Educational Utopia. A Plan for Universal, Compulsory Secondary Education," published in
Russkoye Bogatstvo (Russian Wealth ) for May 1895.
Lenin severely criticised the plan advanced by Yuzhakov who proposed compulsory secondary education in agricultural high schools (gymnasia), the poorer students having to cover the cost of their tuition by labour service, and showed its reactionary character. At the end of 1897, when in exile in Siberia, Lenin returned to this subject in the article "Gems of Narodnik Project-Mongering" (see pp. 459-89 of this volume).
The article was published over the signature of K. T-in on November 25 (December 7), 1895, in the
Samarsky Vestnik (Samara Herald ).
The newspaper Samarsky Vestnik appeared in Samara (now the city of Kuibyshev) from 1883 to 1904. From the end of 1896 to March 1897 it was controlled by the "legal Marxists" (P. P. Maslov, R. Gvozdyov [R. E. Zimmerman], A. A. Sanin, V. V. Portugalov and others). In the 1890s it published occasional articles by Russian revolutionary Marxists.]
 Lines from M. Y. Lermontov's poem "To A. O. Smirnova."