Civil Defense in the USSR

January 1962
New Republic;1/15/62, Vol. 146 Issue 3, p30
Probes into the state of civil defense in the USSR as of October 1961. Publicity given to a memorandum previously prepared for the Office of Civil Defense and Mobilization, regarding training for leadership in civil defense in the USSR; Absence of signs gearing for war in the USSR, according to Thomas R. Curran, the United Press International vice president for Europe and Africa; Description of subways in Moscow, Leningrad and Kiev as potential fallout shelters; Public interest in widespread civil defense against a nuclear war; Background on basic general defense training for all who have come of military age since 1945.


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