Pravda is a Russian newspaper which is distributed nationwide and which served as the media platform for the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1918 to 1991. Pravda published its first edition in May 1912 and was initially founded as a daily workers newspaper due to it having no distinct political orientation. Later it became an important tool of the Bolshevik movement, with its Editorial Board comprised of prominent Bolshevik members. In 1914, the newspaper was closed by the Tsar due to censorship; however, it constantly reappeared under different names. Following the overthrow of the Tsarist regime, Pravda was able to re-emerge as the official newspaper of the Party. It retained this role until the collapse of the Communist Party in 1991, when Brosi Yeltsin shut down the Communist Party and all of its property. It was then sold to Greek investors and became a voice for the conservative-nationalist opposition. Due to declining readership, Pravda was shut down temporarily in 1996 before later being purchased by the Communist Party of The Russian Federation, making it again, the official organ of a communist party. It still operates today from Moscow and is published three times weekly.