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Sanitized - Approved For Release : CIA-RDP62-00865R000200090002-1 BIBLIOGRAPHY OF MATERIAL DEALING WITH ELECTIONS IN THE USSR AND THE SATELLITES 25X1A8a Prepared by Prepared for 25X1A8a Case Number 25X1A2g Date completed: 25 May 1953 25X1A9a Sanitized - Approved For Release CIA-RDP62-00865R000200090002-1 SaBIBL &APA'PHY OE" I~. E S I AFt~ ~62y 58000200090002-1 ELECTIONS IN THE USSR AND THE SATELLITES 1. The USSR Ackermann, Klaus Das. Land der stummen Millionen Tuebingen, 1951 A former German POW in the Soviet Union. About elections, see pp.147,157. Bolshaya Sovetskaya Entsiklopediya (Great Soviet Encyclopedia) 2nd ed., Moscow, 1951 Articles: Aktivnoye izbiratelnoye pravo (Right to vote) vol. 2,pp.623-5 Blok kommunistov i bezpartinykh (Bloc of the Communists and the Partyless) vol. 5, pp. 304-6 Vyborochnost sudei i narodnykh zasedatelei (Electivity of Judges and Jurymen) vol. 9, p. 416 Vybory (v vyshie i mestnye organy gosudarstvennoi vlasti) (Elections of the Highest and Local Organs of Govern- ment) vol. 9, pp. 418 -9 The official Soviet version of election laws. Buck, Philipp W. and John W. Maslund, ed. The Governments of Foreign Powers Rev. ed. New York, 1950.. USSR: chap.22-25, elections: pp.548-50 Cicco, Andres de Un ano en Moscu Santiago di Chile, 1951 A former secretary to the Argentinian Legation in Moscow. Chap.X:La demo.cracia sovietica; pp. 167-9 Florinsky, Michael T. Toward an Understanding of the USSR Rev. ed. New York, 1951 Chap. 2: The Nature of the Soviet State, p. 8, chap. 3: Constitution and Administrative Structure, p. 36 Freund, A. A. Russia from A-Z Published by the Australian Institute of International Affairs. Sydney, Australia, 1945 Arranged in dictionary form. Article "Elections", pp. 203-4 Gurian, Waldemar Bolshevism, Introduction to:' Soviet Communism, 1917- 1950 Notre Dame (Indiana),1952 On elections, see pp. 55-61 Hilton, Richard Military Attache in Moscow London, 1949 About elections, see pp.98-9,166-9 Kravchenko, Victor I Chose Freedom, the Personal and Political Life of a Soviet Official Garden City(N. Y. ), 1946 About elections, see pp. 307-8 Sanitized - Approved For Release : CIA-RDP62-00865R000200090002-1 Sanitized - Approved For Release : CIA-RDP62-00865R000200090002-1 Labin,, Suzanne Staline le Terrible, panorama de la Russie sovietsque -------------- Paris, 1948 "Le parti unique et dominant", pp. 45 -68 Maurach, Reinhart Sowjetdemokratie. Munich,1950 About elections, see pp. 46, 62ff .Maurach, Reinhart ''Das W.ahlrecht nach der Verfas sung der Sowjetunion vom 5. Dezember 1936 (Artikel 134-142)" in Zeitschrift fuer osteuropaeisches Recht, 3. Jahrgang, Heft 9, March 1937, pp. 547-60 A lawyer's analysis of the Stalin Constitution. Meisel, James H. and Edward S. Kozera Materials for the Study of .the Soviet System Ann Arbor,1950 A collection of documents in English translations. Concerning elections, see items 103,107-9,137 Meissner, Boris Russland im Umbruch, der Wandel in der Herrschafts- ordnun , and sozialen Struktur der Sowjetunion Frankfurt a. M., N51 (Russia in Transformation, Change of Government and Social Structure in the Soviet Union) An excellent analysis of the political and social forces in the Soviet Union. t'Stalinistische Autokratie and bolschewistische Staatspartei" (Stalinist Autocracy and Bolshevist Government Party)pp. 2-27; '"'Sowjets and bolschewistische Massenor ganisationen" (Soviets and the Bolshevist Mass Organizations) pp. 59-71 About elections, see pp. 59-66. Published also in Europa Archiv Jahrgang 1951, pp. 3735-66, 4351-8 Monnerot, Jules La sociologie du communisme Paris,1949 A coherent description of Soviet philosophy and tactics, this book contains also an analysis of party procedure. An English trans- lation, Sociology and Psychology of Communism, was published in Boston, 1953. Moore, Barrington Soviet Polic and the Dilemma of Power Cambridge, .1950 Outstanding study on Soviet sociology and social psychology. About elections, see pp. 66, 78,120,132-3, 233-4, 247-56, 328-30, 339-69, 403, 521 Neumann, Robert G. European and Comparative Governments New York, 1951 General Reference work. Elections in the USSR, see pp. 527-9 2 Sanitized - Approved For Release : CIA-RDP62-00865R000200090002-1 Sanitized - Approved For Release : CIA-RDP62-00865R000200090002-1 Ranney, John C. and Gwendolin M. Carter, ed. The Major Foreign Powers and Governments Rev. ed., New York, 1952 General reference work. Part 3: "The Government of the Soviet Union. " Elections, pp. 594-606 Rodriguez, Gonzalez Armando Communismo y democracia Santiago di Chile, 1951 About elections, see pp.48-58 Salvadori, Massimo The Rise of Modern Communism New York, 1952 An excellent, concise history and description of Soviet Government. "The Structure of the Communist Organization", pp.43-7 Scott, Andrew M. The Anatomy of Communism New York, 1951 A brief incisive investigation into the relation of Marxist-Leninist thought and Communist practice. About elections, see pp.93-6, 100,131-3 Shotwell, James T. ed. Governments of Continental Europe Rev. ed. New York, 1952 General reference work. "Soviet Union" by Michael T. Florinsky. Elections, see pp. 753, 757-62 Smith, Walter Bedell My Three -Years in Moscow Philadelphia, 1950 About elections, see pp.127-9 Souvarine, Boris Staline, apercu historique du bolshevisme Paris,1935 Includes a section on "democratic" elections. An English trans - lation, Stalin, a. Critical Survey of Bolshevism, was published in New York, 1939 Stevens, Edmund This is Russia Uncensored New York, 1950 With an introduction by Walter Bedell Smith. A lively account by an American correspondent. Chap. 3: "Rubber Stamp Parliament. Thompson, Craig The Police State, What You Want to Know about the Soviet Union New York, 1950 Chap.. 4: "A Soviet Style Election!' pp. 66 -82 Towster, Julian Political Power in the USSR, 1917-1947 London, 1948 The best political treatise on Soviet Government. About elections, see pp. 187-97, 263 LT. S. Department of State, Office of Intelligence Research Popular Elections in the Soviet Union SAN 139. Washington, 1952 Sanitized - Approved For Relea3se : CIA-RDP62-00865R000200090002-1 Sanitized - Approved For Release : CIA-RDP62-00865R000200090002-1 II. The Satellites Diamond, William Czechoslovakia Between East and West London, Stevenson and Sons, 1947 Friedman, Otto The Breakup of Czech Democracy London, Gollancz, 1950 Josten, Josef Oh My Country London, Latimer House, 1949 Kerner, Robert J., ed. Poland Berkeley, University of California Press, 1947 Lane, Arthur I Saw Poland Betrayed Indianapolis, Bobbs Merrill, 1948 Mallory, Walter H., ed. Political Handbook of the World New York, Harper, 1952 Markham, Reuben H. Rumania Under the Soviet Yoke Boston, Meador Publishing Company, 1949 Mikolajczyk, Stanislaw The Rape of Poland London, Sampson Low, 1948 Nagy, Ferenc The_Struggle Behind the Iron Curtain New York, Macmillan, 1948 National Committee for a Free Europe, Research and, Publications Service, The New Communist Electoral Law in Rumania, March 1953 News From Behind the Iron Curtain, October, November, December, 1952 Deals with Polish elections in October 1952 Report on Poland, October 1952 Deals with Polish elections in October 1952 Ripka, Hubert Czechoslovakia Enslaved London, Gollancz,1950 Roberts, Henry L. Rumania; Political Problems of an Agrarian State New Haven, Yale University Press,1951 Seton-Watson, Hugh The East European Revolution Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1945 Stransky, Jan East Wind Over Prague London, Hollis and Carter, 1950 4 Sanitized - Approved For Release : CIA-RDP62-00865R000200090002-1 Sanitized - Approved For Release : CIA-RDP62-00865R000200090002-1 III. A Pamphlet on Elections in the USSR, Published in the Urdu Language in Karachi, Pakistan Ali Ahmad Khan, Choudhry Elections in the USSR published by Maktab-i-Charagh-i-Rah, Karachi at the Kaleem Press.Price: 3 annas, 32 p., in Urdu Summary of Contents: In the foreword, the author briefly traces the rise of communism, and. concludes that communism has become embodied in a new kind of police state which thrives on a new type of imperialism. Elections in the USSR are reviewed, with emphasis on the fact that they are a mockery, not free elections. This is antithetic to Islam. The booklet describes control by Russia's one-party system over every phase of life, including art and literature. Again attention is directed to the conflict with Islam. The Russian constitutional clause, "freedom of the press", is ex- plained with the conclusion that "if this is freedom of the press then we can say without any hesitation that no government in the world has ever imposed any restriction on the press". The section on the press explains in detail the part a free press should play in national elections. The author then discusses the "right of :nomination'" for Soviet elections, pointing out that a handful of men control elections, including nominations for even the lowest offices. Sanitized - Approved For Release : CIA-RDP62-00865R000200090002-1 5 25X1A9a Sanitized - Approved For Release : CIA-RDP62-00865R000200090002-E5X1A8a Eloccions in the USSR and the Satellites (100 copies) Distribution: 12 copies 1 copy " ~- 25X1A8a " tl y (Encl. only) 25X1A9a c y ---0*0.,,,,4 0-1 ,114_~ (~/_Q Atm-1/ -4-W. 25X1A9a DOCUMENT NO. NO CHANGE IN CLASS. ^ E] DECLASSIFIED CLASS. CHANGED TO. TS S NEXT REVIEW DATE: AUTH: HR 70.2 D,An;REVIEWER:_056567 Sanitized - Approved For Release : CIA-RDP62-00865R000200090002-1