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Irina S. Mokshina

Tatyana Yu. Nechaeva

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Irina S. Mokshina — PhD in History, Associate Professor, A. N. Kosygin Russian State University (Technologies, Design, Art), Malaya Kaluzhskaya St., 1, 119071 Moscow, Russia.
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1932-1889
E-mail: irina-st 2001@yandex.ru

Tatyana Yu. Nechaeva — PhD in History, Associate Professor, A. N. Kosygin Russian State University (Technologies, Design, Art), Malaya Kaluzhskaya 1, 119071 Moscow, Russia.
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8533-8531
E-mail: nechaeva-tu@rguk


Theory and history of culture




Vol. 65


pp. 115–127


February 04, 2021

Approved after reviewing

May 21, 2022

Date of publication

September 28, 2022



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The beginning of the 21st century was a time of comprehension of the results of the past century. Up until now the Great Patriotic War remains one of the most tragic pages in the history of our country. The victory over fascism was won not only on the battlefields, but also in the spiritual sphere. Considerable merit in this belonged to the youth press, which acted as the most important means of patriotic education of young people, mobilizing them to fight the enemy. The theme of protecting the Motherland became the leading one, which has ensured high efficiency and effectiveness of printed publications. An appeal to national pride, to the country's military successes in the past, has begun. The propaganda of love for one's Fatherland is closely associated with the exposure of the essence of German fascism, the inculcation of hatred for the invaders. Print media participated in the organization of mass training of combat reserves for the front, provided the population with significant assistance in mastering defense knowledge. The youth press is a valuable source for studying the exploits of young people who fought at the fronts and in the rear of the fascist German troops; labor and patriotic achievements of the youth of the Soviet rear. One of the most important functions of journalism was conducting of propaganda among the population of the areas temporarily occupied by the enemy. The most important aspect of the work of the youth press was the development and strengthening of ties between the front and the rear, consolidation of moral and political unity of the Soviet people. That said the experience of youth periodicals of the war period due to the richness of the content, variety of forms and methods of work and its high efficiency is still relevant and highly topical in our days.


press, front, rear, propaganda, agitation, heroism, competition, correspondence, patriotism.


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