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The USSR was active rather than subtle about propaganda.

This page is about propaganda by Russia, not to be confused with "Russian Propaganda", the charge leveled against Russia through groups such as the Integrity Initiative and the commercially-controlled media at large.

Russia has a long history of propaganda, as do other long-established nation states.

Media Outlets


Full article: RT

RT (formerly Russia Today)

Sputnik News

Full article: Sputnik News


Pastiche USSR-style posters which appeared in New York in January 2022, a reflection of growing discontent with the commercially-controlled media diet of COVID-19 fearporn

Brian Eno reports that domestic propaganda of the USSR was largely ineffective due to a widespread awareness of its existence.[1]


Full article: Pravda

Pravda was an organ of USSR state propaganda.


The USSR represented itself as a government in the interests of the proletariat. Moscow aligned nation states were typically entitled "democratic peoples' republics".

Cold war

Full article: Cold war

The Cold war saw Europe divided into Eastern Europe, aligned with the USSR through the Warsaw Pact and Western Europe, aligned with the US (and Canada) through NATO. This was presented as an ideological struggle between opposite poles of the "political spectrum" - communism and capitalism respectively.

Arms race

Full article: Arms race

The Arms race was a Cold war concept that was frequently used in the USSR as in the USA to justify high levels of spending on the MICC.


Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Notes from colleagues in the Baltic States who are monitoring Russia carefullyWikispooks Page18 March 2018Integrity InitiativeA document from the Integrity Initiative Leak which asserts that "A criminal investigation [into the Skripal affair] alone will not throw these essential clues up, and is unlikely to yield sufficient judicial evidence We need to be looking at, and explaining, this attack from a political and military-intelligence perspective. That means educating our audience to understand how Russia sees this world as being at war."
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