Accession Number : ADA134420

Title :   Soviet News and Propaganda Analysis Based on Red Star (The Official Newspaper of the Soviet Defense Establishment) for the Period 1-31 July 1983. Volume 3, Number 7.

Corporate Author : JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF WASHINGTON DC SPECIAL OPERATIONS DIV

PDF Url : ADA134420

Report Date : Jan 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : The data in this report reflects Soviet print media emphasis and propaganda trends for over four years--June 1979 through July 1983. During this period, almost 59,000 feature stories and news items were analyzed. However, the main purpose of this edition is to provide the reader with an overview of Soviet rhetoric, propaganda themes and topics directed to Russian military forces during July 1983. This report contains a summary of propaganda themes from the Russian language newspaper Red Star (Krasnaya Zvezda). 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 events and the 'world picture' as perceived by the Soviet soldier.

Descriptors :   *Propaganda, Military forces(Foreign), Newspapers, International relations, Military forces(United States), Translations, USSR

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE