Accession Number : AD0606766

Title :   THE SOVIET UNION AND THE ATOM: TOWARD NUCLEAR MATURITY,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Kramish,Arnold

Report Date : 25 APR 1958

Pagination or Media Count : 116

Abstract : The Soviet Union has never issued formal periodic reports as do all western governments on the organization and progress of the atomic energy program. Even though in the west the military aspects of atomic energy are still classified, reports are available which give at least the organizational structure, the institutes, and the sites involved in weapons research and development. It is consequently with the greatest of difficulty that information on the Soviet program can be obtained. That which is presented here must be considered extremely sketchy, and, in the interests of accuracy, no speculative reports have been referenced. While this paper does not presume to be the Soviet counterpart of the 'Smyth Report,' it is believed that this final section of 'The Soviet Union and the Atom' presents close to the maximum amount of general descriptive information which can be combed from publicly available materials on the USSR atomic energy program.

Descriptors :   (*NUCLEAR ENERGY, USSR), (*USSR, NUCLEAR ENERGY), NUCLEAR ENGINEERING, NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS, NUCLEAR REACTORS, NUCLEAR PHYSICS LABORATORIES, NUCLEAR INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS, NUCLEAR WEAPONS, NUCLEAR BOMBS, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, CYCLOTRONS, NUCLEAR PROPULSION, RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES, URANIUM, LINEAR ACCELERATORS, SYNCHROTRONS, THERMONUCLEAR REACTIONS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE