Soviet military journals and newspapers play a well-defined r61e in furthering the missions of the armed forces in the U.S.S.R. While these organs may not furnish us much information of a technical nature, they do indicate how Soviet propaganda operates at home, and sometimes they give us an idea of aims and missions by the very topics they avoid.
The Russian Navy sponsors a professional review called Morskoy Zbornik, a monthly that has appeared with few interruptions since its founding in 1848. The Morskoy Zbornik bears an official character and is not too different in aims from our own United States Naval Institute Proceedings. A complete file of this review up to 1940 is available at the Library of Congress. Since that time it has become increasingly difficult to find more than an occasional copy of the Zbornik, although it has probably not suspended publication at any time. At present, the review is rather detailed in coverage of foreign navies; discussions of the Russian fleet are generally of an historical or inspirational nature.