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Approved For Release 2008/06/16: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA005800670009-9 CENTRAL ' INTELLIGENCE`, AGENCY INFORMATION REPORT This material contains information affecting the Na- tional Defense of the United States within the mean- ing of the mapionage Laws, Title 18. U.S.C. Oses. 7833 and 794, the transmission or revelation of which in any manner to an unauthortew person is prohibited by law. SECRET - US'OFFICIALS ONLY COUNTRY USSR (Arctic) Port of Arkhangelsk REPORTS DATE DISTR. 2$ January 1955 NO. OF PAGES REQUIREMENT REFERENCES THE SOUKS I1VALUATION8 IN TNS$ R/POM AN OMINITIYV. THE APHASIAC OP CONflNT 18 TNRITATIW, (POR W W ElIWMS 1. in June 1954ship seat its estimated time of arrival t 25X1 Arkhan elsk means of-us Vardb radio. 25X1 25X1 vessels Just outside the control station. 2. As ship was entering port, eight or ten small naval 25X1 the vessels all had the same shape aft. Several similar 25X1 3. up and down the river constantly. vessels were at Solou balm and there were also several of them that sailed 25X1 end of the quay. The waiting place was numbered 54; the number was painted on a pole. At this point, the quay-had rotted and could not be used for loading. The ship was taken to pier No. 48 to be loaded. There was room for only one barge north of the ship's berth. There was a lumber-loading pier at this point 25X1 which consisted of pilings. ship loaded down to a depth of 18 feet. The quay was long enou to accommodate to six or eight vessels. There were no cranes on the quay and no more than four or six "straddle-trucks" 25X1 16-17. At first, the ship had to anchor in a waiting. place at the extreme south The ship loaded at Sawmill No. 25X1 1. The gate to the harbor area was south of the southern end of the quay. There was a small boat-building yard on the left of the gate. Five or six snurpedorriers were under construction at this yard.1 They were being built in the open, and no workshop buildings were visible. The boatyard was guarded by an armed soldier. 5. Just south of Sawmill No. 16-17, at No. 128 on the German city plan, there was a large three-story easerne. naval personnel in a window of this 25XI building. On a street farther inland, possibly at No. 199. there s a large 25X1 four-story caserne which covered a who3.e quarter (sic). -7saw soldiers in army uniforms in this area. SECRET - US OFFICIALS ONLY ARMY NAVY AIR /Bt ABC (NOTE: Washington dldrlbuHen Indicated by "X", PMN dhi 16-0 a by "*"J Approved For Release 2008/06/16: CIA-RDP80-0081 OA005800670009-9 Approved For Release 2008/06/16: CIA-RDP8O-0081OA005800670009-9 6. From Sawmill No. 16-17 there was a streetcar to the city of Arkhangelsk. On the other side of the bridge one could transfer to either another street- car or a bus. The bus vent down the main street of the city of Arkhangelsk. 7. A new bridge, somewhat farther up the river, had been built halfway across the river on the Arkhatplsk side. The bridge, which rested on many formed pilings, was flat and it was about forty. to fifty feet above the surface of the water even the bridge's road surface was on a base of stee . 8. In the southwestern part of Arkheags Ir- on the corner tween Nos. 63 and 202, there was a lame building whic would be a seamen's building. Because of the fine furnishings visible from the street, it was to be a hotel. At No. 140 on the city map,in the northern part of city, there was a hospital. Further along the main street in a southerly direction, there was,on the right side of the street ,& large new three-story residential building surrounded b a arden. ~oldiers in the garden. In the same area a park and a seamen's hospital. The latter was at No. 42. osp presented a poor appearance from the outside but inside it was attractive and clean. omment: Snurpedorriers are probably purse-seine dories. 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 75X1 25X1 Approved For Release 2008/06/16: CIA-RDP8O-0081OA005800670009-9