spot_img

The great propaganda stations


Radio Moscow, Radio London andVatican Radio fought their war with microphones.

Radio Moscow, Radio London andVatican Radio fought their war with microphones. The totalitarian regimes of the 1930s were the first to effectively exploit the combination of the new mass medium – radio – and propaganda.

The longest-running radio station created for propaganda purposes was Radio Moscow (later renamed Voice of Russia), which in 1929 began broadcasting in German, English and French. In 1937, it also turned its microphones to Italy, with the ‘Italian Section’. At the time, relations between the USSR and the Fascist regime were still good and initially Mussolini did not prevent people from tuning in, as he would once the war was approaching.

This content if for our subscribers

Subscribe for 1 year and gain unlimited access to all content on eastwest.eu plus both the digital and the hard copy of the geopolitical magazine

Subscribe now €45

Gain 1 year of unlimited access to only the website and digital magazine

Subscribe now €20

- Advertisement -spot_img

The power of the media: the focus and credibility of information in today’s world

Media and its influence on our perception of the world