CIA RESEARCH REPORTS: THE SOVIET UNION 1946-1976.
Frederick, MD: University Publications of America, 1982
Microfilmed in this collection are reports and memos on the Soviet Union prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency between 1946 and 1976. The reports deal with foreign policy, the economy, the internal political situation, and the military policy of the Soviet Union. Foreign policy issues include the Soviet tightening of control over Eastern Europe in the 1950s, the break of relations with Tito in 1948, the Soviet intentions and policy objectives in Korea, Western Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America, the Berlin and Cuban missile crises, Soviet involvement in Vietnam, the invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968, and relations with China. Economic reports cover subjects like the prospects of the Soviet economy, economic plans, foreign trade and the balance of payments, natural resources (especially oil), nuclear energy, agriculture and the grain problem, and Soviet banking activities abroad. The reports on the internal political situation deal with the succession after Stalin, the downfall of Khrushchev, Brezhnev’s management of the Communist party, and control techniques of the Communist police. The subjects of military reports include Soviet military capabilities, intentions and activities, military spending, the East-West balance of forces, the arms industry, biological warfare, and Soviet military presence in Cuba and Vietnam. Other subjects include the activities of the KGB in Asia and Central America.
The guide provides a reel and a subject index.