The tragic events of 1990-1991 related to the capture of Kuwait by Iraq and the subsequent Gulf War, which ended with the liberation of Kuwait and the defeat of the Iraqi military machine, continue to attract the attention of researchers. The reasons for this are clear: the UN-approved war at that time was genetically linked to the already illegitimate invasion of Iraq by the United States and its allies in March 2003 and the consequences of that invasion. The situation in the Persian Gulf remains tense and is fraught with a new armed conflict - this time with Iran.
A. M. VASILIEV
Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences
It is worth reminding the reader that both the Iraqi invasion of Iraq and the military campaign of the anti - Iraqi coalition in 1990-1991 were the main international topics of the entire Soviet press of that period. Therefore, while studying those tragic events, we will try to look at them through the prism of publications in the Soviet press.
It should be noted that the materials collected by the author only from the central newspapers - Pravda, Izvestia, Sovetskaya Rossiya, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Krasnaya Zvezda, Rabochaya Tribuna, Truda, and Literaturnaya Gazeta-amounted to almost 100 printed pages for the period from August 2, 1990 until the end of March 1991 1 Therefore, when evaluating publications, the author is forced to almost completely-
I would like to reject information that described the events themselves, their chronicle, the transfer of US and allied military forces to the region, the diplomatic vicissitudes of the struggle around Kuwait and in repelling Iraqi aggression. The emphasis is placed on reflecting the Soviet Union's policy in the Soviet press in the form of statements by the President, the Government, the Supreme Soviet, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and comments on the events in the Gulf. The reports of Soviet correspondents from Iraq, Kuwait or around Kuwait were taken into account.
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