Radio Svoboda in 1950s-1970s: searching for propaganda forms during cold war

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Anna S. Kolchina

PhD Student, Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia


Section: History of Journalism

In post-war years in Munich, zone of the American influence, was gathered about fifty thousand political emigrants from Russia. American diplomats, which observed such concentration of forces, decided (by means of emigrants) to conduct propaganda on the countries of Socialist camp. In 1950—1970 through Radio Liberty was carried out communication between Russian emigrants and their native land, which further turned in fascinating dialogue between emigration and intelligence in Soviet Union. Russian literary tradition has remained in many respects thanks to Radio Liberty. Often literature in Russian abroad survived because of the possibility to broadcast it in Russian for an interested audience.

Keywords: Radio Liberty, broadcasting, emigrants, propaganda, Russian- language literature abroad