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Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/08/10: CIA-RDP80-00809A000600320642-3 CLASSIFICATION SECRET SECRET CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY REPORT INFORMATION FROM FOREIGN DOCUMENTS OR RADIO BROADCASTS CD NO. COUNTRY USSR HOW PUBLISHED WHERE PUBLISHED DATE PUBLISHED Scientific; Geographic - Ice movements Daily newspapers THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS INFORMATION AFFECTING THE NATIONAL DEFENSE OF THE UNITED STATES WITHIN THE %NAMING OF 12PIONA01 ACT EO I. S. C.. SI AND SS. AS AMENDED. ITS THAN EMISSION OR Till XKVRUTIOM OF ITS CONTENTS IN ANT WANNER TO AN UNAUTHORIZED PERSON IS PRO- NIEITSD by LAO. NEPR000CTTON OF THIS FOEM It PROHIBITED. DATE OF INFORMATION 1950 DATE DIST. Jul 1950 SUPPLEMENT TO REPORT NO. umbers in parentheses refer to appended sources] On 7 April, the ice on the Moscow River in the vicinity of Moscow began to drove. By 0500, the ice had reached pavshina, where it jammed and had to be blasted free.(l) On 8 April, the ice was flowing in small and scattered pieces. The greater part of the ice had passed by on 7 April. In the next few days, ice was expected to flow from Zvenigorod and Mozhaysk. The level of the Moscow River continued to rise slowly. At Mozhaysk during a 24-hour period or. 6 - 7 April, flood waters caused the river to rise 4 centimeters; at Zvenigorod, 43 centimeters. In the pavshina region, a temporary recession was noted.(2) The ice floe reached the former Bab'yegorodskiy Dam at 1400. Here, dur- ing a 24-hour period on 6 - 7 April the water level rose 70 centimeters, ex- ceeding the winter level by 140 centimeters. In the vicinity of Moscow, the ice mass continued to move until late at night. During the night of 7 April, the water level dropped slightly. The ice mass was expected to reach the area around Kolomna by 1400 on 8 April. The flood waters continued rising. The Karamyshevskiy Dam, which is to admit flood waters into the Moscow River, was opened on 7 April. During the next few days, the water level of the Moscow Lake was expected to rise considerably.(1) Between 5 and 7 April, small quantities of Ladoga ice began to enter the Neva River from Shlissel'burg Bay. However, the ice melted before it reached Leningrad. It was expected that blocks of ice would reach the city for the first time on 8 Aril. This year, Ladoga ice appeared on the Neva River 8 days before the aver- age date for past years. The present ice flow is not the main one, however, since the greater part of Lake Ladoga ice has not yet broken.(3) - 1 -SECRET ARMY VI Pepe Ani Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/08/10: CIA-RDP80-00809A000600320642-3 Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/08/10: CIA-RDP80-00809A000600320642-3 Ice movements have also been noticed in the upper parts of the Luga River. On the Syasi, pashe, Oyati, and other rivers, the ice is still firm (4), but part of the ice on the Volga River began to move on 7 April and by 8 April the entire ice mass started moving.(5) SECRET 1. Moskovskaya Pravda, No 42, 8 Apr 50 2. Vachernyaya Moskva, No 84, 3 Apr 50 3. Leningradskaya Pravda, No 83, 7 Apr 50 4. Leningradskaya Pravda, No 81, 5 Apr 50 5. Izvestiya, No 84, 8 Apr 50 - 2 - SECRET Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/08/10: CIA-RDP80-00809A000600320642-3