Soviet News and Propaganda Analysis Based on RED STAR (The Official Newspaper of the Soviet Defense Establishment) for the Period 1-30 November 1983. Volume 3, Number 11.
JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF WASHINGTON DC SPECIAL OPERATIONS DIV
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The data in this report reflects Soviet print media emphasis and propaganda trends for more than four years--June 1979 through November 1983. During this period, almost 70,000 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 slogans, themes and topics directed to Russian military forces during November 1983. This report contains a summary of propaganda themes from the Russian language newspaper Red Star Krasnaya Zvezda. With a circulation of several million copies, this daily newspaper is the official publication of the Ministry of Defense. 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 Main Political Administration receives its guidance directly from the Central Committee of the CPSU. 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 issuesevents.
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