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Since beginning of year CIA declassifies 38 documents that mention Penza

14:11 | 19.01.2017 | Society

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Penza, 19 January 2017. PenzaNews. Since the beginning of 2017, United States Central Intelligence Agency declassified 38 documents that mention Penza.

Since beginning of year CIA declassifies 38 documents that mention Penza

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According to the available data, 32 documents were uploaded to the CIA website on January 3, four of them – on January 4, and two more ones – on January 12. They touch upon the period of 50-60s of the last century. The topics of the reports, most of which are scientific essays, are diverse.

For example, one of the documents, dated July 25, 1951, includes Japan's intelligence data on microbiologic research institutes in the USSR. It states that I.I. Mechnikov Institute of Sanitary Bacteriology is open in Penza.

Two documents have no titles. They contain information about members of the Politburo, the secretariat of the Central Committee and party conventions.

The other document reports on the sources and ways of distribution of the potato black stem [a bacterial disease of the plant].

Another document states that the construction of the starting complex SA-5 (it is the identification code that Americans used to denote the Soviet long-range anti-missile and anti-aircraft system C-200) was registered near Penza.

On the search for "Penza" the CIA website issues 40 pages that contain 20 documents each. At the same time, not all of them are devoted to Penza completely – the city is mentioned in the context of the computers production start in the USSR, in the description of the transport infrastructure of the country, and even in the information about weather and harvest during the period from November 25 to December 3, 1952.

Penza is mentioned 8 times in the headings of such reports. These documents, in particular, touch upon the work of the radio communication centre, the pipeline construction, the operation of the airfield and of other objects.

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