CIA Posted Tweet in Russian.Added: Friday, February 6th, 2015
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A few days ago, the CIA baffled many of its followers with a tweet written in Cyrillic, raising fears that the agency’s Twitter account had been hacked, like an US military account was recently.
Fortunately, the Russian-speaking community quickly corrected the worried masses: the CIA had simply posted a quote of the poet and novelist Boris Pasternak, whose novel “Doctor Zhivago” the CIA helped to disseminate throughout the Soviet bloc in the 1960s. The quotation was the following: “I wrote this novel for it to be published and read, and that is still my only desire”.
Indeed, back in the 1950s and 1960s, the agency helped to publish a Russian-language edition of “Doctor Zhivago”, which the Soviet Union had banned for its “anti-Soviet sentiments”. If you haven’t read that, the novel spans the Russian civil war and early Soviet regimes. Its main characters range from pro-tsar White soldiers to “old Bolsheviks” and the eponymous poet-doctor. Russian-American novelist Vladimir Nabokov described the plot of the novel as “a sorry thing, with stock situations, voluptuous lawyers, unbelievable girls, romantic robbers and trite coincidences”.
However, Nobel judges and CIA agents did like the book and respectively awarded Boris Pasternak the literature prize in 1958 and helped to publish the miniature editions of the book that could be mailed into Russia. The CIA itself pronounced the book as a “piercing exposition of the effect of the Soviet system” and an object of “great propaganda value”. Apparently, this was in the first place simply because the Soviet Union had banned it.
In the meantime, some of the politician observers believe that the CIA’s tweet could be a message to Kremlin, as Russia has recently put more pressure on the press – for example, the country banned profanity in art, forced bloggers who have over 3,000 daily readers to register with the government, and muzzled some independent press. But the others see the tweet as a PR move by CIA, which just wants to show off its 20th-century achievements.
About two years ago, the spy agency declassified around a hundred documents that pertained to its efforts to get a Russian version of the book into the USSR. This move was taken following the freedom of information request from a journalist and academic writing a work about spies, Pasternak and propaganda.
February 6th, 2015Posted by:
Friday, February 6th, 2015
|Hopefully this plan did not cost $80 million to execute.|
|cyrillic doesn`t translate in comments people so do not bother,the pen is mightier than the sword in cyrillic comes out as this Ручка более мощна чем меч.|
|Why not write stories of the great exploits of the Americans in reciprocation such as a factual account of the civil war where American fought American and to this day in all wars since the American death toll has never been as great as when they fought themselves,it would make better reading than Doctor Zhivago and show how true democracy works,lmao.Land of the free my Butt.|
|There has been at least 50,000 books written about the civil war. Nothing hidden there. It is common knowledge about the huge death toll. Nothing hidden there either. Maybe a few stories about russian and american involvement in south america or Afghanistan. There are some untold stories there! Dr Zhivago was a great portrait of the communist revolution though. A bit hollywoodized though. Talking of thuggish cops and lack of personal rights/freedoms and this is the false land of the free.||
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