Dissonant Voices: Soviet Youth Mobilization and the Cuban Missile Crisis

  title={Dissonant Voices: Soviet Youth Mobilization and the Cuban Missile Crisis},
  author={Andrei Kozovoi},
  journal={Journal of Cold War Studies},
  • Andrei Kozovoi
  • Published 14 October 2014
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Cold War Studies
Although studies of the Cuban missile crisis abound, the story “from below” of those fateful days of October 1962 remains largely to be written. This is particularly true for the Soviet side. Little is known about the way the Soviet population, and particularly youth, the prime category for propaganda, perceived what is widely regarded as the most dangerous crisis of the Cold War. Youth were indeed the target of a massive mobilization campaign, but one that was ridden with many shortcomings, or… Expand
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