Soviet News and Propaganda Analysis Based on RED STAR (The Official Newspaper of the Soviet Defense Establishment for the Period 1-30 April 1984, Volume 4, Number 4.
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 April 1984. During this period, a total of 72,194 feature stories and news items have been 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 April 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. 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.
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