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Wyear Gorizont was founded :-)))

Great news! I just learned that Colorado Gorizont was actually founded in 2001!

This is an old issue of Gorizont found in basement by my old Russian New Year decorations. It states Gorizont N13 (52) June 1997. I recall, in 1997 it was printed twice a month. There were no weekly Russian papers in Colorado 12 years ago. So, the simple math shows that the first issue of this publication was printed (52 issues 2 weeks = 104 weeks = 2 years ago) or about mid summer of 1995, probably 07/95.

Another document I found is from Colorado State Records. http://www.sos.state.co.us/biz/ViewImage.do?masterFileId=19971150794&fileId=19971150794
It indicates that Muchnik's Gorizont was incorporated in 1997 (ID number: 19971150794).
The stamp at the end of this document indicates revision of the old company from 7/95. That would be my guess. 7/95 from document and 07/95 from my calculation may be just a coincidence. I was not able to find the records from 1995. Too old.

But I would wonder why Gorizont cover of these days states it is published since 1996. I am sure it is a mistake. I am sure it was started in 1995. Is it something to do with an Ego of the editor? Is it any political reason for changing a year? Or is is just like an old woman, always wants to look younger? :-) I am scared to ask :-)

Here is an evidence. I found the old source to give me all info.

William Porter. Headlines from Home Immigrant newspapers thriving. The Denver Post. December 14, 1997 Section: LFS Page: D-01

Gorizont, a Russian-language newspaper published twice a month (now it is 4 times a month - 3ont), is the brainchild of owner Anatoly Muchnik. Like the other newspapers, it serves two needs: the entrepreneurial impulses of its owner and readers' wishes to feel connected - via this print umbilical cord - to the land of their birth.
"These people want to be in touch with the motherland," says Muchnik, an expansive man who arrived in the United States from Ukraine in 1988. "They don't speak English, so there's only one source of information for them. It's a way for them to keep in touch with their heritage.
"For some, it's the only way."

Muchnik, who first settled in Chicago, home to a half-dozen flourishing Russian-American publications, founded Gorizont just after his 1995 move to Denver. Reinventing himself as a newspaper publisher was a big career switch for the former engineer, but Muchnik likes the fit.
"It's hard work and takes a lot of time," he says. "The best part is to meet new people and to help the Russian community. I feel this is my contribution, what I can do for my community."
Muchnik's paper has a circulation of 3,500. Three employees are on staff, plus a clutch of freelance correspondents overseas.
"We have a mix of stories, just like any newspaper," he says. "Some political, some funny stories, stories about Russians who live in Denver, business news. We try to combine local and international news...

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