SF Weekly's Exhibitionist blog has a funny post about Star Wars as explained to citizens of the Soviet Union in a 1978 US propaganda magazine called Amerika. If you read Russian, the article is here. If you don't, follow the link to the blog's Google-aided (mis)translation of the story. Some excerpts:
What is the movie's story? "If these [Death Star] plans zakompyuterizirovannye fall into the hands of the rebels friends princess, steeped in corruption, the Empire could fall, and the Galaxy will be restored freedom."
What kind of creatures inhabit this galaxy?
"In addition to robots, Lucas picked up a menagerie of monsters and freaks, which may arise, perhaps, only in a drunken stupor ... Make-up artist Stuart Freeborn went to work and mutilated these freaks even more, turning them into nightmares of genetic, something like giant flies, cobras or monsters that pop out of the deep sea."
Do the monsters get along with the robots?
"Uttering sounds like the hoarse roar of the lion or the sharp cry of a perturbed ass, [Chewbecca] oppresses Erdva little robot, then -- in a dangerous point -- retreats, do not hide your cowardice."