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APP~o~vea For Release 2002/08/09: CIA-RDP82-00457R013500390006-8 (Y/ CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY INFORMATION REPORT REPORT NO. CD NO. COUNTRY USSR (Leningrad Oblast)/Germany (Soviet Zone) SUBJECT Zeiss Specialists and Research at the Progress Works in Leningrad DATE OF INFO. PLACE ACQUIRED 25X1 THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS INFORMATION AFFECTING THE NATIONAL DEFENSE OF THE UNITED STATES. WITHIN THE MEANING OF TITLE 18, SECTIONS 793 AND 7914. OF THE U.S. CODE. AS AMENDED. ITS TRANSMISSION OR REVE- LATION OF ITS CONTENTS TO OR RECEIPT BY AN UNAUTHORIZED PERSON IS PROHIBITED BY LA., THE REPRODUCTION OF.TMIS FORM IS PROHIBITED. SOURCE a range finder specialist in the Jena plant. Zeiss specialist still retained at the Progress Works is Dr.:Kfthne (fn formerly SECRET SECURITY INFORMATION 25X1 o6 0 25X1 DATE DISTR. 4 Sept. 1952 NO; OF PAGES 1 NO. OF ENCLS. (LISTED BELOW) SUPPLEMENT TO REPORT NO. THIS IS UNEVALUATED INFORMATION 25X1 DO NOT C110ULATE A number of optical specialists from the Carl Zeiss Plant at Jena'have been employed during the past six years at the Progress Works, an optical developmental factory in the vicinity of Leningrad, USSR. Those Zeiss specialists who have returned to Jena from the Leningrad plant during 1952 include the following: Professor Hauser (fnu), Dr. Falta (fnu), Graduate Engineer Reindl (fnu), and Dipl. Optiker Mehlis (fnu). Professor Hauser., a microscope specialist, is now too old and sickly to be active in his profession. Mehlis was the scientific head of the micro-laboratory in the Leningrad plant. Dr. Falta was formerly one of Zeiss,, .Jena's leading specialists in the field of infrared spectographyq Reindl is now employed in the central testing section of the Jena plant. The most important A11--items of optical equipment developed at the Progress Works are sent. to COT 4tl tie `:.: ,Optical Institute)in Moscow for final testing and evaluation. Two fields being particularly emphasised in the development murk of the Leningrad plant are those of mirror microscopic lenses'and microscopic equipment for testing the hardness of metals. Fluorspar and quartz lenses are being combined with mirror lenses in the microscope developmental work. One of the top Soviet officials now at the Leningrad plant is Svortzov'.(fnu), who played a leading role in the dismantling of the Zeiss plant in 1946. Svortzov is 40 to 45 years old, short and slim, with. dark hair. In 1946 Svortzov was wearing the uniform of a Soviet Army captain. CLASSIFICATION SECRL? Approved For Release 2002/08/09 : CIA-RDP82-00457RO13500390006-8