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November 20, 1953
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Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/07/27: CIA-RDP80-00809A000600050019-6 CE AULNCY REPORT NO INFORMATION 'REPORT DATE DISTR.Z O Nov 1953 SUBJECT Ural Tank Factory/Char. chik Chemical Factory NO OF PAGES 2 THIS IS UNEVALUATED INFORMATION a constructs e army :i th b 25X1 . e attalion wa mpose o officers and cc cans from Lenin- grad and a number of Estonian enlisted men. Total strength of the battalion numbered ap;rox+i tely one thousand men. I r " . had been moved from war-threatened fac'~ories in the west.roThecfactory consisted of three large buildings, averaging from 200 to 300 feet in length and of brick construction, as well as numerous smaller shops. Electrical power was available as I noticed transmission lines being erected. I heard reports from a number of technicians and officers employed there that the ftictory was designed to manufacture tanks for the Soviet army but that it could be converted afterJorld ":ar II to make farm tractors. although most of the building, were ''U'.LeTea d~loads of machinery were being installed. Much of the machinery which was brought in b it 2. Our hattal.ion, along with three other tructicn atta.iane and a number of civilian workers, was eent +? +w 'l iii the vicinity of Chelyabinsk taing this period we were engaged in During The factory was located near the village of Chebarcul which is about 70 kilometers southwest of Chelyabinsk and situated near the main line of the Ufa-Chelyabinsk railroad. The factory itself was about five kilometers northeast of the village of Chebarcul,and was connected by several spur tracks to the railroad, being from one to two kilometers south of the main line. 3. The factory was constructed on open ground in flat country and about five kilometers southeast of the Ural foothills. Although it was sur- rounded by +,. +, ..- -?-- _ MW LAST PAGE FOR S ua SGT & AREA COD Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/07/27: CIA-RDP80-00809A000600050019-6 Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/07/27: CIA-RDP80-00809A000600050019-6 25X1 25X1 I did not obsenre what. neported. The only identification of this plant is that when the wind came from the dir A large chemical factory was located about five kilometers Routh of Chirahik. This LIBRARY SUI3JCCT & AI"-:A CODES 741,1z6 .1 i9N y174' 3..z SJ "I. g N 7io?-Z j/9N Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/07/27: CIA-RDP80-00809A000600050019-6