Gorizont (Russian: Горизонт Horizon) is the first major Russian language newspaper in Colorado. Тhe newspaper serves the Russian-speaking community of the Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Area. Gorizont was established in 1995 by Anatoli Muchnik. In 1996 Muchnik appointed Leonid Reznikov, a recently emigrated Russian scientist, as executive editor.
Gorizont began with reporting local cultural and business events and advertising for the fast-growing Russian community in Colorado. Starting in the mid-1990s Gorizont became the community's main source of news from Russia in addition to its local coverage. This was due in part to the language barrier for the members of the community who spoke only Russian and relied upon Gorizont for translations of American current events and news.
In addition articles in Gorizont introduced readers to the American lifestyle while preserving a link to Russian culture.
In the 1990s, Internet access was still very limited, and few forums or discussion boards were available. Gorizont was the community instrument for communication, exchange of opinions and addressing issues of interest to the Russian-speaking community.
Gorizont did not disappear like other local Russian publications after satellite TV and the Internet became widely available to the Russian-speaking community. For many years it has covered stories of Russians living in Colorado, reporting their business and career achievements, interviewed artists, actors, teachers, and scientists who have been prominent in the Russian community of Colorado. Gorizont has published over 70 articles on Russian veterans of the Second World War who moved to the United States and still reside in Colorado.
Gorizont is listed as organizer and supporter of many activities. It was sponsoring and supporting a number of annual festivals, including First and Second Annual Colorado European Festivals, First Russian Festival, beauty contests, education programs, including Limmud Colorado, concerts, art shows and other events significant for community and the state.
Gorizont supported connections between Russian and American communities. English-speaking reporters from major American publications were referring Gorizont in articles related to the Russian community of Colorado.
Gorizont was a means to publish important messages from official organizations both Russian and American.
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Gorizont is a newsprint, full color and black and white tabloid style weekly newspaper published on Fridays. It targets the Russian Community of Colorado, including South East Denver, Glendale, Aurora, Arvada, Thornton, Boulder, Colorado Springs, and Breckenridge.
Gorizont features editorials and analytical articles on various subjects, including current events, economy, employment, worldwide and local news including news from USA, Russia, Israel, and Eastern Europe, interviews with politicians and celebrities, interviews with members of our community, recreational pages, "What to Do in Denver", "Colorado News with a Smile", complete TV-guide (13 Russian TV channels), movie and play reviews, poetries and short stories by local authors, real estate news, crosswords, horoscopes, ongoing literature contests, photo beauty tournaments, and much more. The newspaper collaborates directly with major Russian periodicals, TV and news agencies that provide exclusive articles and information.