Sports Press in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialistic Republic in 1920—1930s: Typology, Periodization, Development Issues, History and Functionality

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Sazonova Y.A.

PhD Student, V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Kharkiv, Ukraine


Section: History of Journalism

This article identifies the main causes of the development of sports in the period of 20—30s and the place of the sports media of this era in the history of Ukrainian journalism, the basic vectors of sport as a social and cultural phenomenon of the 20—30s, analyzes the structure of Ukrainian sports segment thematically and offi­cial Facilities, identifies stages of the period, and their constitutional dominant, analyzes the most representative publication of each period on such parameters as frequency, circulation, publication format, avtura, structure, genre paradigm, thematic range of the characteristic features, implemented an overview of each period according to the principle of historicism and discursive analysis of the era, considered the repression against the totalitarian regime of athletes and sports journalists, especially sports press defined the era of the 1920s and 30s.

Keywords: sports edition of the USSR, the «golden period», sport, highly specialized media, production and physical training press, press Ready for Labor and Defense