Accession Number : ADA114276

Title :   Soviet News and Propaganda Analysis (The Officical Newspaper of the Soviet Defense Establishment) 1 - 28 February 1982. Volume 2, Number 2, 1982.

Corporate Author : JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA114276

Report Date : Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : The data in this report reflects Soviet print media emphasis and propaganda trends for over two and one half years. The main purpose of this paper is to provide the reader with an overview of Soviet rhetoric, propaganda themes and topics directed to Russian military forces during February 1982. This report contains a summary of 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. In particular, it represents the views and articulates the issues important to the Main Political Administration of the Soviet Army and Navy, which is responsible for the political reliability of all Soviet military forces. 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 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, International relations, United States, Foreign policy, Military assistance, Nuclear warfare, Psychological warfare, Poland, Japan, China, Afghanistan, Israel, Lebanon, Newspapers, Periodicals, Military forces(Foreign), Military publications, USSR

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE