Soviet News and Propaganda Analysis Based on Red Star (The Official Newspaper of the Soviet Defense Establishment) for the Period 1-31 March 1984. Volume 4, Number 3.
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 March 1984. During this period, almost 71,500 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 March 1984. 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. 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. Also, Red Star serves the purpose of communicating to professional military personnel what they could be called upon to do what is expected of them, and in turn, what they can expect from the political leadership.
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