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    February 7, 2017

    CIA releases 1957 study on feasibility of anti-Soviet uprising in Ukraine




    February 7, 2017 - Fort Russ News


    BBC Russian - Translated by Kristina Kharlova



    American analysts argued in a classified study from the archives of the CIA that many regions of Ukrainian SSR would have supported the anti-Soviet operation.

    Written in August 1957, a report entitled "Resistance Factors and Special Forces Actions. Ukraine" was recently declassified and published.

    The work on more than 200 pages was written by a group of researchers at Georgetown University by request of one of the divisions of the Ministry of Defense.

    It is a complete analysis of the prospects of conducting anti-Soviet armed uprising in the Ukrainian SSR using US special forces.

    Analysts laid out the mood of the population, linguistic characteristics and possible ethnic tensions in various regions of the country.

    Classified report in many ways is similar to the political and social distribution in Ukraine half a century later.

    Certain conclusions of the report miraculously predicted the course of the so-called "Russian spring", particularly in respect to Donbass.



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