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Approved For Release 2001/11/21 : CIA-RDP80-0081OA000900730005-7 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY INFORMATION REPORT This Document contains information affecting the Na- tional Defense of the United States, within the mean- ing of Title 18, Sections 793 and 794, of the U.S. Code, as amended. Its transmission or revelation of its contents to or receipt by an unauthorized person is prohibited by law. The reproduction of this form is prohibited. SEMMORMATION COUNTRY SUBJECT USSR ~( ,n Ol[;%1agt) Health Conditions and Meth, al REPORT NO. DATE DISTR. 13 may 1953 PLACE ACQU Treatment in the O t hko v Aram NO. OF PAGES REQUIREMENT NO. j 25X1A IRE 25X1A REFERENCES General Info iorn Io 25X1X INpprOV: CIA-RDP8 Approved For Release 00 /1` /21 : CIA-RDP80-0081OA000900730005-7 SECRET Seliger occupied an area of 260 sq. km and was about 90 km long. Approximately 700 people lived on Gorodomlya Island. 1?nis number included Germans and Soviets who were employed at Branch No. 1 and their families. 2. Gorodomlya Island was irregular in form and had several finger- like -4-no 1 T p u a h what I believe was Rzhev. The 1' ' zougYi fare to Leningrad or Moscoww was 60 rubles. s. e central part, on which Branch No. 1 and the employees, homes were situated, was about three kilometers long and two kilometers wide. An artificial lake had been dug out of a swamp section of the inhabited section of the island. larger island near Gorodomlya was uninhabited4as were all other islands in Lake Seliger. Communication with nearby Ostashkov on the mainland was by small boat. There were two railroad lines from 0atashkov - thp Leningrad-Moscow and the Brest Litovsk which led tl - Since the inhabitants of Gorodomlya had been selectively re- cruited for work at Branch No. 1 on the basis of their technical training, the population did not constitute a typical aovibt community. My impressions of health conditions in the :'Qui t e Union might be different had I lived in a less artificial assvmblago, or had I had an opportunity to observe Ustashkov in detail. Ostashkov, with a population cif approximrctely 16,000 inhabitants, was probably a typicul -iovist city of miner industrial importance, Tho only serious disease epidemic on Gorodomlya Island sue the outbreak of malaria which occurred in 1V47 and oorrtirruurl t>,rrtil, 1 ,940,, Wovio t physicians conducted blood smear tarts tci dar4,