Media Propagada and Religion in Russia


Media, Propaganda and Religion in Russia 


  • Decree on Press in November 2017, gave government powers to close any newspapers it wanted 
  • Also created a state monopoly on advertising in 1917 
  • Under Stalin any works of Trotsky, Zinoviev and Kamenev was banned from 1928 
  • From 1928 Glavlit controlled any economic data that was released to public 
  • Under Khrushchev films such as Ballad of a Soldier (1959) focused on achievements of ordinary men not Stalin 
  • Also produced more consumer magazines, more liveral approach 

Cult of Personality 

  • Cult of Lenin in the early years
  • Poster in 1920, A Specter is Haunting Europe
  • Cult of Stalin, Pravda referred to him as Vozhd, unlimited leader 
  • From 1945 known as generalissimo, general who defeated


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