The Press

  • Roger Pethybridge


The Russian revolution took place in a country that had not yet entered the age of mass media. Powerful forces like the radio, films and television, which can play a large part in the formation of opinion nowadays, had no political influence in 1917. The Russian public relied heavily for news on the written word. For this reason the role of the press in the pre-revolutionary period was very significant; but there were other factors which tended to diminish this role.


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