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Words in exchange on oil: British propaganda in Iran after the Second World War

M.V. Datsyshina


M.V. Datsyshina is Cand.Sci. (History), chief specialist at Russian State Archive of Social Political History e-mail:


Examined is the theme of various aspects of British propaganda in Iran in the years of the Second World War. Characterized is the system of organization of foreign political propaganda of Great Britain as a whole and in projection of Iran in particular. In detail described and analyzed is concrete practice of propaganda activity of British in Iran in the years of the Second World War. Also presented is the analysis of principal components of British propaganda in that country in first after war years. The author’s conclusion is made about significance of examining theme as to social political situation for contemporary Iran.

Key words: foreign political propaganda, system of foreign propaganda, tasks of foreign propaganda, concrete practice of propaganda.