Izvestia (Russian: Известия, IPA: [ɪzˈvʲesʲtʲɪjə]) is a daily broadsheet newspaper in Russia. Izvestia definition, (formerly) the official newspaper of the Soviet government. A Russian daily newspaper founded in 1917 as the official organ of the Soviet government. news in British English · 1. Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko told Izvestia newspaper that Moscow opposes EU sanctions against Turkey, arguing that such steps would only.