Censorship and Propaganda after the Russian Revolution
This paper examines Communist Russia’s use of censorship and propaganda to control the environment of the country and to bring about the changes they wanted.
The author analyzes the use of censorship and propaganda in Communist Russia as a means of achieving a superior economy and an illusion of uniformity. This paper takes a look at the militarization and the collectivization of all farming in Russia. It examines the post-Stalin contradiction of belief in Peaceful Coexistence as the military focused on nuclear weapons for offensive rather than defensive use. It mentions the illusion that communism spread by itself led to the election of Gorbachev and the creation of Glasnost.
The idea that society as well as individuals change, grow and evolve is central to Communist thought. Much of the Communist Manifesto lists the many ways society has evolved and changed through the ages. The Bolsheviks, the Communists who took power after the Russian Revolution, believed that society’s changes could be directed for what they believed to be the greater good (Marx, Communist Manifesto).