Accession Number : ADA115106

Title :   Soviet News and Propaganda Analysis Based on RED STAR (The Official Newspaper of the Soviet Defense Establishment) for the Period 1-31 March 1982. Volume 2, Number 3, 1982.

Corporate Author : JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA115106

Report Date : Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : The data in this report reflects Soviet print media emphasis and propaganda trends for almost three years -- June 1979 to March 1982. 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 March 1982. This report contains a summary of propaganda themes from the Russian language newspaper Red Star. 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. 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 :   *International relations, *Propaganda, *Newspapers, United States, Foreign policy, Military assistance, Nuclear warfare, Psychological warfare, India, Vietnam, Finland, Laos, Poland, Afghanistan, West Germany, Japan, Israel, Lebanon, China, Military forces(Foreign), USSR

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE