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From Glasnost to the Internet

Russia’s New Infosphere


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. The Collapse of Soviet Communism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Frank Ellis
      Pages 3-63
  3. Liberty: The Nurse of All Great Wits

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Frank Ellis
      Pages 95-121
  4. Shaping the New Infosphere

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Frank Ellis
      Pages 139-170
    3. Frank Ellis
      Pages 171-179
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 180-259

About this book


The Soviet collapse of 1991 - the Great August liberation - demonstrated the total exhaustion of Marxist-Leninist agitation and propaganda. It was no longer possible to live on slogans. The failure of Soviet agitprop is also the failure of Soviet censorship the latter being a unique institution in anti-thought. In From Glasnost to the Internet Ellis analyses the consequences of censorship, before tackling the media legislation of the Russian Federation and the new dangers to the free flow of information emerging both within and outside the Russian Federation.


Internet mass media media

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of LeedsUK

About the authors

Frank Ellis is a former Russian military interpreter and Soviet analyst in the British army.

Bibliographic information


A remarkable book that is worth every penny. Choice