The humanities and social science

2021 Issue №4

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The representation of residents of the Kaliningrad region in the press of the German Democratic Republic



Through publications in the German Democratic Republic newspapers from 1949—1990 the article reveals dominant images of residents of the Kaliningrad region, such as ocean fishing pioneers, builders of a new city on the ruins of Königsberg and keepers of German heritage, particularly the Immanuel Kant's grave and other historical monuments in Kaliningrad. The author of the article describes factors that influenced the representation of the images of the Kaliningrad region’s population as the Soviet people as well as concludes that the images were not constructed independently in the editorial offices of German newspapers, but were imposed through publications of Soviet news agencies together with articles and notes of Soviet journalists printed in the GDR.