chapter  13
Art and Propaganda in the Soviet Union, 1980–5
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The post-Stalin period was a time of significant change in the Soviet cinema. The annual production of feature-length films gradually rose to 150. Films for children received special attention, with up to twenty-five such films completed yearly. The number of animated films produced each year reached 100, if one includes those for adults, while the annual output of documentaries rose to almost 400. The latter type of film served as a particularly important vehicle for ideological messages.