Accession Number : ADA111654

Title :   Soviet News and Propaganda Analysis Based on RED STAR (The Official Newspaper of the Soviet Defense Establishment) for the Period 1 - 30 November 1981. Volume 1, Number 11, 1981.

Corporate Author : JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA111654

Report Date : Jan 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : The data in this report reflects Soviet print media emphasis and propaganda trends for over two years -- July 1979 to November 1981. During this period, more than 31,000 feature stories and news items were analyzed. The main purpose of this paper is to provide the reader with an overview of Soviet rhetoric and propaganda themes directed to Russian military forces during November 1981. This report contains a summary of the propaganda themes from the Russian language newspaper Red Star. With a circulation of several hundred thousand copies, this 'daily' newspaper is the official publication of the Soviet defense establishment. The feature stories and news items that appear in Red Star are intended to provide daily guidance to the Soviet military political cadre concerning domestic and international issues/events. Men and women in the Soviet armed forces receive political instruction and Marxist interpretation of current events (foreign and domestic) on a daily basis. Red Star is used as the guide for political instruction; it contains the approved 'picture' of issues and events, and outlines the nature of the 'hostile' world to the Soviet military. Therefore, this report provides insights concerning the structured view of the events and the 'world picture' as perceived by the Soviet soldier.

Descriptors :   *Propaganda, United States, International relations, Foreign policy, Military assistance, Western Europe, Poland, China, Japan, Latin America, Military forces(Foreign), Newspapers, USSR

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE