Pravda and the Stalin's Terror - 1937
By 1937 the Soviet newspaper Pravda (its editorial board pictured above), was a key part of the mechanisms of denunciation and terror. It presented lurid tales of corruption and embezzlement that most Soviet citizens knew happened in the party constantly, weaponising their anger against those accused in the show trials. The purpose was to build a mass popular base for Stalin's attacks against the party itself. This podcast explores how the paper operated as part of the wider culture of denunciation.