SOVIET PROPAGANDA VS POLITICAL SENTIMENTS OF THE INHABITANTS OF ZAPORIZHZHIA REGION IN THE POSTWAR PERIOD

Keywords: public and political mood, media, agitation and propaganda work, communist ideology

Abstract

After the end of the Second World War, the pre-war model of socio-political and economic development of the state was renewed in Soviet Ukraine. This did not correspond to the mood of the population, which hoped to democratize the life of the country. The punitive authorities are punishing the opposition, and the propagandists are trying to establish control over the minds of Soviet citizens.

The example of the Zaporizhzhia region shows intolerable conditions of workers during the reconstruction, lack of necessary industrial and food products, lack of state aid, inflated prices for the necessary groups of goods. At the same time, the state demanded the implementation of unrealistic plans at a rapid pace. This reality has caused dissatisfaction among the population, which some of them openly express at rallies, workplaces, in private conversations. Such comments were passed to the penal authorities, which indicates a comprehensive control over human life in a totalitarian state.

At the same time, propagandists, media workers, and artists created a pseudo-reality that was an alternative to the realities of life. As a rule, their works were not about the impoverishment of the population, but slogans about a happy life in the Soviet country, the hostile worldview of the Western world, and so on. The main task that ideologists set for the creators of such pseudo-reality: control over the behavior of the population and the planting of communist ideology. The authors of the article proved that at the local level the propagandists reproduced all-Union / all-republican ideological theses.

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Published
2022-01-20
How to Cite
Kostiuk, D., & Grusheva, T. (2022). SOVIET PROPAGANDA VS POLITICAL SENTIMENTS OF THE INHABITANTS OF ZAPORIZHZHIA REGION IN THE POSTWAR PERIOD. Zaporizhzhia Historical Review, 4(56), 118-126. Retrieved from https://istznu.org/index.php/journal/article/view/2333