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June 1, 1977
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Approved For Release 2008/04/01 : NSA-RDP96XO079OR000100040011-2 The interest in parapsychological phenomena has been growing steadily in the Soviet Union in recent years. New cases of tele- pathy,. telekinesis and the so-called "skin vision" (seeing with closed eyes through the skin) are continually acknowleded and sci- entifically evaluated. In increasing measure scientific, official and military institutions are participating in the researching: of these phenomena. Only a small amount of this [however] becomes pub- licly known. Thus, for example, there appeared in the magazine of the KGB, "Na boewom pontu," in December of 1976 an interv.ew with TOFIK G. DADESCHEW. This young man had until recently as-ounded the public with his unpremeditated tricks [displayed] in public performat!ces. Among other things, in a demonstration in the Mo!:cow TV center he had himself given imaginary orders and informed the audience ??f them. Among 50 photos of'a military post, he located tle 4 persons -rho had been involved in the experiment. Asked about hit study techniques (he is a law student), he declared that he prefezs the tradit onal methods of acquiring knowledge, since "tricking" the correct :.never from the head -f the professor conducting the tei t is an affr.,nt to the proper resject due his personality. The magazine "Technology of Youth" reported in July 1978 ano- ther interesting case, connected with the death cf a medium, ' 38- year-old woman from Sverdlovsk in the Urals. Mn. fRosa A. KU.ESCHOWA had demonstrated her skills to the editorial staff of the magazine shortly before her death. With a es blindfolded. she read printed texts with her hands, even [textsi in closed covtrs. She was even able to ready 'Pravda" with her toes and elbows. They are al-eady talking in scientific circles of an even more seisational can?. This is said to be a peasant woman from the Volga region, who is ails at a distance of several meters to cause filled water glasses to walk around on a table. Besides these instances which have received publicity, there STAT Approved For Release 2008/04/01 : NSA-RDP96XO079OR000100040011-2 Approved For Release 2008/04/01 : NSA-RDP96XO079OR000100040011-2 'r mil,. ,iii C. .re those which can be discussed only by a selected public. Thus a scientist known to a member of an embassy staff has made talkf., with film accompaniments, at 95 different institutes, administrative of- fices and military posts during the last few months on the subject, "Problems of Bioinformation and Unconventional Methods of Bioitimu- lation." According to reliable information, parapsychological experiments are presently being carried on at the following Soviet institt.tions: 1. Institute for Directional Problems of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR 2. USSR Ministry for Electronic Industry 3. Special Units of the Soviet Armed Forces and Institutes of the Soviet Defense Ministry 4. The Quant Scientific and Technical Society (Moscow and other ci- ties) 5. Institute for Electronic Technology of the City of Frjasino 6. Institute for Electronic Technology of the City of Selenograd 7. Scientific Research Institute for Machinery Construction, Moscow 8. Energy Institute, Moscow 9. Physical-Technical Institute, Moscow 10. Technical-Physical Institute, Moscow 11. Advanced Teacher Training College of Moscow (Baumann Institute) Approved For Release 2008/04/01 : NSA-RDP96XO079OR000100040011-2