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What was the name of the propaganda department of Lenin's government?

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Lenin's government did not initially have one formal department devoted solely to distributing propaganda but would eventually develop the Department for Agitation and Propaganda. The government had a number of different programs run by different entities, and generally, these are collectively referred to as "agitprop," for agitation propaganda.

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Some aspects of agitprop under Lenin included the newspaper Pravda, the Russian Association of Proletarian Writers, the Political Department of the Army, a touring "agitprop train" that put on plays and distributed written material throughout the country and the People’s Commissariat of Enlightenment literacy effort. Some of these efforts predate the Department for Agitation and Propaganda.

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