Moscow News, 1930-1996
Online access to "Moscow News, founded in 1930, for years represented the official English-language press organ of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Throughout the years, Moscow News served as a tool of positive propaganda that the Soviet regime employed to embellish and polish its public image. As a consequence, censorship heavily affected its rhetoric, narrative, and contents, determining which issues were worthy of being reported and which ones had to be dismissed or ignored. For this reason, the newspaper is a rich resource for those who are interested in assessing the internal mechanism of the Soviet Union's cultural diplomacy and consensus-building machine."