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Can any woke ☭TANKIE☭ tell me: what was the actual extent of censorship of the press in the USSR.

Obviously the liberals bang on about how you'd be snitching on your family and friends for making jokes about Stalin and breathing wrong had you locked up but we know this is bullshit, however we aren't cultists, obviously there was some censorship so what was the actuality?


Depends on the country and what period. Generally though access to Western media was restricted (although in some cases there were huge exceptions the authorities reluctantly allowed, like most East Germans being able to pick up West German TV), government leaders couldn't be criticized or seriously scrutinized, and there were a lot of "taboo" subjects that weren't allowed to be explored in the press or by historians (e.g. in the USSR until Glasnost accounts of the Great Purges rarely went beyond "violations of socialist legality occurred which led to mass repressions"; you couldn't write a book on the subject nor on condemned individuals like Yagoda, Yezhov and Beria.)


I grew up behind the iron curtain and will tell you that after seeing my uncle taken away (though later released) for criticising the necessity of my cousins being taught Russian, I did learn that excessive self-censorship was in fact necessary.

It wasn't as bad where we were as it was in some places, though I imagine it was truly not far from the propaganda we hear.

Keep in mind that capitalism is going down a similar route, so it's my opinion that these issues simply stem from desire for absolute power more than anything else.



The only real censorship in the USSR was the following

- graphic sexual stuff

- overt political messages outright spurning communism (self-crit such as in media like krokodil political caricatures was allowed). So no pro-capitalist or remotely right-wing politics could be distributed outside small personal circles.

- depictions of pointless excessive violence

The censorship of american media was usually do to most of it going against soviet values, a lot of american rock-music have lyrics that are in essence a celebration of spurning authority.

For example Twisted Sister's We're Not Gonna Take It, which encouraged teenage rebellion against parents and played on the lack of connection between American parents and children. The USSR meanwhile placed very high value on tight-knit family relations, parents and children remain close through out life. The Soviet Government didn't want this American familial dysfunction in their society and tried to ban it, especially since there was an unfortunate little movement in post 1960s soviet teens, obsessed with the USA. In a way they're like how Weebs are for Japan; know nothing about the realities of the country and only see the bright shiny exterior from exported media, and bought into it.


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Stop being such a faggot.

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