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ILLEGIB Approved For Release 2000/05/11 : CIA-RDP78TO5439A000300330158-2 Approved For Release 2000/05/11 : CIA-RDP78TO5439A000300330158-2 Copy S 6 Pages /.;~ LC NP I C/R-290/64 BARANOVICHI AIR DEPOT LONG RANGE LESNAYA, USSR BELORUSSIAN MD - Declass Review, NIMA/DoD Handle Via TALENT.- KEYHOLE Control Only This document contains classified information affecting the notional security of the United States within the meaning of the espionage lows: U. S. Code Title 18, Sections 793 and 794. The law prohibits its transmission or the.wswelation of its contents in any manner to -an, unauthorized -person, as well as its use in any manner-- prejudicial to the safety or interest of the United States or for the benefit of any foreign government to the detriment of the United States. It is to be seen only by personnel especially indoctrinated and authorized to ? reeeive TALENT-KEYHOLE information. Its security must be maintained in accordance with KEYHOLE and TALENT regulations. - NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC INTERPRETATION CENTER E .ciwNQo ///////// TOP SECRET CHESS RUFF -1 his report is one in a se 1-ies on soviet Ground-l once and logistic installations being prepared for I~I:A CIA Panel. hhe series is being The photographic analysis is bring, performed by the NPIC Photographic Analysis Group, the CIA Photographic intelligence Division (\PlC), and the Production Center 1Plc (I)IA). I-hephotographic analysis for this particular re- port was performed by the NPIC Photographic Analysis Group. In the interest of uniformity, the titles and letter designators for the facilities Observed at these installations are identical with those appearing in the project requirement. A\hen a specific facility is not observed both its title and letter designator are omitted in the report. I ities and letter- d .'signatory for the Various facilities are as follovtc: (A) railroad service, (B) road service, (C) landing strips, (B) administrative and troop housing areas, (L) storo e area lding~ nand munition storage areas, (Cl 1 Cale storage areas, (H) facilities s (J) equipment storage/maintenance areas, (K) athletic fields, l_) small arm= firing ranges, M) driver training areas. (N) tank assault gun firing ranges, (P) flat trajectory firing ranges, (Q) artillery emplacements (batteries), (K) infantry or combined arms field train- ing area or courses, (~) special training facilities, (-I) unidentified facilities or tracking acti-it} TOP SECRET CHESS RUFF TOP SECRET CHESS RUFF 25X1A BARANOVICHI AIR DEPOT LONG RANGE (52-58N 025-46E) LESNAYA, BRESTSKAYA OBLAST, USSR BELORUSSIAN MD 25X1 C 0 R ,Irc~~, dcLHe Rc BARANOVICHI AIR IDEPOT LONG RANGE TOP SECRET CHESS RUFF TOP SECRET CHESS RUFF Barano~iciai .Aid laepc~t Long I in_ is oc;+- :ed ''` kil0me:ers km ouch +e of Baranovichi ~~ i-0~\ u'b -U1 L, and one kin south of tide villa of Lesna~a. I it li: : L>a: ':no" ic'ni :ail line passes the northern edge of the installation but does not provide rail service. 1 he depot is se: ed by a secondary access road \ liich con- nects with the main all-sseath~r hi _h~cavs e~- tendin_ from Brest to Baranov ichi and from fa rest to liuhru~sk. the 13aranovichi Barracks and N1aneuver Area ( 1 A-1 is located kiss norti-, and i= connected to the storage ;area h\ sec - ondary road. ether military installations in the area include :Ammunition ~torag~ .Aroma Faul- inov-o, s k-ni northeast. .and the :Ammunition storage :Area Lesna\a North, 11 kin northeast. this l;ar_e secured installation enclosed by a LbU-foot vide the bre.ik ~o et s;ahiarc~yim~atc l~ 3:;O acres and contains a double secured inn: r- aI he inner area contains 2 storage 25X1 D buildings and an open probable vehicle park 10- L 11, the south end. 1 he outer area contains one administration and 11 support buildings. l he depot was covered by 1:ALL\ 1 photog- raph- in and by 10 KLYIIULL missions dating `front to 1 .\i-L'\ : _?h eotography revealed heavy usage, but. changes in level of usage during the time of KL1-HULL photography could not be determined. ~,i=nificant changes since include the re- mo. al of five storage buildings, the addition of tou: ot'ne: story e buildings, _and the addition of eight support buildings. I his depot is possibly no longer associated v~ith the Long Range Air f-orce. the direct road connections kith the Baranovichi barracks and Maneuver :Area, Lesnaya' t, I*.A- 1 ) indicate probable association with that Ground f=orces installation. DESCRIPTION OF INSTALLATION Railroad Serice I he sto age area .s not directly :ail served. L ~vo spur line= oft [tae Brest-Baranov ic'hi double- :ail line .are abandoned. :1 small rail Ward in 1_esnava m a\ possibly hro?, ide r ail . _ r\ ice for :ne .storage ._ 1n- .;alla'iolt .. a by con..._y ,::tends ttaroug`.a Lesnay. to General Storage Area Area t i 1 i~ . 7- Z stor:,ge buildings proiable Lei:ides in even -totag ar 25X1D 25X1 D 25X1 D TOP SECRET CHESS RUFF age buildings and two small storage buildings have since been added. 25X1 D 25X1 D 25X1 D Other Buildings Une adminast: ation and 11 suppo: t buildings A: ea I i, 1 i_crc :3 ~ ay e- located in tine oute r ~. ed ar_.. norm of :` for age buildings. light of iliese y u:lam:t i h.a V'e ~~een ~on.~t'. u to ] sine 1a r. Equipment Storage, Maintenance Areas \ :-Dhab i, c_uipi sent \emcle op_~, . torag nd of ttm _ -"umd arc... \ eliicl~. \\ere - 1 \i-L\ I cu and -_ en dcntifie i on TOP SECRET CHESS RUFF FIGURE ?. IFARANOVICHI AIR DEPOT LONG RAD EE, 25X1 D TOP SECRET CHESS RUFF TOP SECRET CHESS RUFF 25X1 C 25X1 C 25X1 D 25X1 C 25X1 C 25X1 C TOP SECRET CHESS RUFF