A survey of recent Soviet activities in civil defense. The information comes mainly from open Soviet publications and from the author's personal observations in 1960. The program is far from complete and suffers from a variety of shortcomings. In the author's opinion, however, the available evidence shows that the Soviet Union is engaged in an extensive civil defense program, which it believes to be worth further effort and continued investment.
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