Rech (Speech ) -- a daily published in St. Petersburg from February 23 (March 8), 1906, as the central organ of the Cadet Party. Its actual editors were P. N. Milyukov and I. V. Hessen, and its close collaborators were M. M. Vinaver, P. D. Dolgorukov, P. B. Struve. The newspaper was closed down on October 26 (November 8), 1917 by the Revolutionary Military Committee of the Petrograd Soviet. Later (till August 1918) it resumed publication under the names of Nasha Rech (Our Speech ), Svobodnaya Rech (Free Speech ), Vek (Century ), Novaya Rech (New Speech ), and Nash Vek (Our Century ).
Rossiya (Russia ) -- a reactionary, Black-Hundred daily, published in St. Petersburg from November 1905 to April 1914. In 1906 it became the organ of the Ministry of the Interior, being subsidised out of the government's secret ("reptile") funds. Lenin called Rossiya "a venal police rag".
Novoye Vremya (New Times ) -- daily published in St. Petersburg from 1868 to 1917. Owned by various publishers, it frequently changed its political trend. It was moderately liberal at the outset, but, after 1876, when it was published by A. S. Suvorin, it became the organ of reactionary circles of the nobility and the bureaucracy. After 1905 it became a mouthpiece of the Black Hundreds. Following the February bourgeois-democratic revolution of 1917 the newspaper supported the counter-revolutionary policy of the bourgeois Provisional Government and hounded the Bolsheviks. It was closed down by the Revolutionary Military Committee of the Petrograd Soviet on October 26 (November 8), 1917.
Zemshchina -- a Black-Hundred daily, published in St. Peterburg from June 1909 to February 1917. Organ of the extreme Right-wing deputies of the Duma.
"Grab 'em and hold 'em " -- an expression used by the Russian writer Gleb Uspensky to describe police tyranny.