AFRICAN STUDENTS TRAINED IN THE USSR IN THE COLD WAR PROPAGANDA CAMPAIGNS, 1960
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AFRICAN STUDENTS TRAINED IN THE USSR IN THE COLD WAR PROPAGANDA CAMPAIGNS, 1960
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The article explores the role of African students trained in the USSR in three Cold War propaganda campaigns of 1960. The adversaries employed black students to generate the sought-for image of the Soviet Union The aim of Western and pro-Western African media was to present the USSR as a dangerous Wonderland that was not suitable for the life and education of black young people, as a colonial power with imperialist ambitions. Western propaganda was offensive, initiated information campaigns operated with real facts, spiced with fiction, resorted to disinformation. Soviet propaganda was of a reactive, counterpropagandistic nature, exposed the propaganda of the enemy, defamed its disseminators, tried to create a positive and attractive image of the USSR, embellishing the Soviet reality.
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African Students in the USSR, Cold War History, propaganda and counterpropaganda, the image of the USSR
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01.08.2017
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