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November 3, 1953
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Approved For Release 2005/08/18 : CIA-RDP80-0081OA002601060010-5 fah CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY INFORMATION REPORT 25X1 COUNTRY SUBJECT 25X1 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. REPORT NO. DATE DISTR. NO. OF PAGES REQUIREMENT NO. REFERENCES 3 November 1953 25X1 25X1 25X1 1, Most of the inhabitants of Brest "wait for war as for salvation', The White Russian and Poles have particularly strong feelings against the present regimey the Great Ruaeiane are more moderate in their views, 2. Prices on the black market in Brest include the followings Item ?riot in ruble. 300 To 350 Man 0 amt Man's ehoes(good quality handmade) 150 Man's wrist watch (goldjhokha'') 700 Woman's watch (Swiss make) 350 to 1400 Shoes we much cheaper on the black market in April 1953 than previously, Watches were more expensive in April because most of the blaoknarketeers who smuggled watches in large quantities had been'arrested. Watches are purchased mainly by pilots and railroad employees, The flour supply in Brest improved in April. 1 14, Some other prices of goods in Brest follows Item Price in rubles Men'sined leather dream gloves 49 (approximate) Man's dress cap with visor H110 Man's silk tie .Mania handkerchief, 44 cm square 7 Smoked cod, a mny5,, ?01O ,,i of cod 7 25X1 1. STATE X USSR (Belorussian SSR) Morale and Living Conditions in Brest ARMY NAVY AIR FBI ]AEC 171 (Note: Washington Distribution Indicated By "X"' Field Distribution By Approved For Release 2005/08/18 : CIA-RDP80-0081OA002601060010-5