S.L. Firsov. Reflection of the Korean War in the satirical press of the USSR (оn the example of the magazine “Krokodil” 1949–1950) // Petersburg historical journal, no. 1, 2023, pp. 161–171
The article deals with the “ideological historу” of the first period of the Korean War of 1950–1953, which found a peculiar reflection in satirical articles and political cartoons published in the Soviet magazine “Krokodil”. The author shows the methods by which the Soviet reader was convinced that the initiator of the war was the South Korean side, led by Lee Syngman, supported by “American imperialism”. The publications of the “Krokodil” magazine make it possible to better understand the mechanisms of political propaganda during the Cold War, in the mid-1950s, which had every chance of turning into a “hot” war.
Korean War, USSR, USA, magazine “Krokodil”, Korean question, political satire, cartoon, ideology, UN, Kim Il Sung, Li Son Man.
Firsov, Sergei Lvovich — Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor (Russian State A. I. Herzen Pedagogical University).