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Date of Award


Document Type

Restricted Thesis: Campus only access

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



First Advisor

Dr. David Brandenberger


The use of propaganda was central to the way in which the government of the Soviet Union functioned. For the Soviets, propaganda was a genuine vehicle for education and indoctrination, and it was used to its full capacity to educate citizens about Marxism and socialism. There were no negative or subversive motivations associated with Soviet propaganda, despite the negative connotations that come to mind when thinking of the function of the word in English. The Soviets used several mediums of propaganda to disseminate the party line, but one of the most consistently used mediums was film.