Winning friends, influencing people: Soviet cultural diplomacy in Australia, 1928-1968

McNair, John (2015) Winning friends, influencing people: Soviet cultural diplomacy in Australia, 1928-1968. Australian Journal of Politics and History, 61 4: 515-529. doi:10.1111/ajph.12116


Author McNair, John
Title Winning friends, influencing people: Soviet cultural diplomacy in Australia, 1928-1968
Journal name Australian Journal of Politics and History   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0004-9522
1467-8497
Publication date 2015-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/ajph.12116
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 61
Issue 4
Start page 515
End page 529
Total pages 15
Place of publication Richmond, VIC, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract This article draws on largely unpublished archive materials to examine the strategies employed by the USSR to manage its cultural relations with Australia as a means of extending its influence beyond its traditional supporters in trade union and socialist movements. The activities of key players like the All-Union Society for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries (VOKS), the Union of Soviet Friendship Societies (SSOD) and the International Commission of the Union of Soviet Writers and their interaction with Australian organizations and individuals identified and cultivated as contacts of influence are reviewed in the context of the changing international situation and an often problematic bilateral political relationship.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2016 Collection
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