Soviet and Russian Press Coverage of the United States: Press, Politics and Identity in Transition (St Antony's Series)

by Jonathan A. Becker
Soviet and Russian Press Coverage of the United States: Press, Politics and Identity in Transition (St Antony's Series)
ISBN 0333643143
  • Author:
    Jonathan A. Becker
  • Title:
    Soviet and Russian Press Coverage of the United States: Press, Politics and Identity in Transition (St Antony's Series)
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    978-0333643143
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This book examines changing Soviet and Russian press coverage of the United States from the emergence of Mikhail Gorbachev through the presidency of Vladimir Putin. A new afterword focuses on recent developments in the Russian media and Russian press coverage of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Becker argues that due to the absence of a language to support the reform strategy, the Soviet press presented positive images of its chief ideological and military opponent, the United States, as a means of supporting political, social and economic reform. He suggests that the end of the Cold War and the emergence of a more self-confident Russia means that the symbolic and discursive significance of the United States for Russia has diminished.

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