Soviet News and Propaganda Analysis Based on RED STAR (The Official Newspaper of the Soviet Defense Establishment) for the Period 1-30 April 1985. Volume 5, Number 4.
JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF WASHINGTON DC SPECIAL OPERATIONS DIV
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This report contains a summary of propaganda themes and topics 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 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. It addresses the issues important to the political elite. During April 1985, the editors allocated 30 percent of international and foreign affairs space in Red Star to topics and events that concerned the United States. In April, 61 percent of Kremlins coverage of American hegemony and imperialism concerned Reagans War in Central America. Since the withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Lebanon, the Russian propaganda machine has repeatedly denounced American political, economic and military hegemony in Central America and the Caribbean.
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