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Hungarian-Soviet Society, Newspaper and Agitational Material

Венгерско-советского общества культурных связей, агитация и газета

The Hungarian-Soviet Society (A.K.A. Hungarian-Soviet Cultural Society) was founded in 1945 to foster increased Soviet culture with Hungary. Pragmatically, it served as a mass organization (with about 1.5 million members by the 1950s) to heighten the Soviet Union's influence within the Hungarian People's Republic. The Society published its own newspaper and it distributed literature and propaganda relevant to its cause. While it disbanded after the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, it was reconstituted in subsequent years and remained a social-political group until 1989.

Sources & Citations

Bagley, T. H. (2007). Spy wars: Moles, mysteries, and deadly games New Haven: Yale University Press. (Hungarian-Soviet Society described)
Csicsery-Rónay, I., National Committee for a Free Europe. (1952). Russian cultural penetration in Hungary. New York: National Committee for a Free Europe. (ebook, PP. 34 to 36, Hungarian-Soviet Society, bio) (Second Congress of the Hungarian-Soviet Society, bio)