Soviet News and Propaganda Analysis Based on RED STAR (The Official Newspaper of the Soviet Defense Establishment) for the Period 1-31 March 1985. Volume 5, Number 3.
Contributor(s)JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF WASHINGTON DC SPECIAL OPERATIONS DIV
KeywordsGovernment and Political Science
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AbstractThis report summarizes 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. It represents the views and articulates the issues important to the Main Political Administration of the Soviet Army and Navy, which is responsible for thee political reliability of all Soviet military forces. The MPA 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 intenational issues/events. It addressed the issues important to the political elite. Members of the Soviet armed forces receive political instruction and Marxist interpretation of current events (foreign and domestic) on a daily basis. Red Star serves the purpose of informing Soviet military personnel what they could be called upon to do; what is expected of them, and what they can expect from the political leadership. (Translations)
See also Volume 5, Number 1, AD-A153 578.