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1.Western direction
2.South-Western direction
3.Other theaters of operations
4.Publications of the GRU of the General Staff
5.North-Western direction
6. Operational-tactical instructions:

6.1. Instructions for the operational-tactical level

6.2. Special literature of the Military Academy of the General Staff

6.3. Special literature of the Military Academy of Armored Forces

6.4. Secret periodicals (magazines) of the branches of the armed forces

6.5. Rocket troops and artillery

6.6.Air Force

6.7. Air defense

6.8. Navy

6.9. Border troops of the KGB of the USSR

6.10. Topographic service

6.11. Civil defense

6.12. Party political work

6.13. Fortifications

6.14. Exotic documents

 

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According to the Soviet Army TOE No. 2/307, the headquarters of the military district included an office with its own printing house and an engraving workshop. It printed forms for secret documents, dislocation lists and registers of troops for real and cover names. In addition, dozens of different publications with descriptions of theaters of military operations and opposing enemy troops were printed here. Foreign publications were also translated. Usually they received classification "For official use only", since the subject matter of this official literature revealed the operational purpose of the front troops, created on the basis of this military district in wartime.

Here are some covers and contents of those publications from the author’s collection:

 

 

1.Western direction

Group of Soviet Forces in Germany

 

Northern Group of Forces

 

Belarusian Military District

 

Carpathian Military District

     

 

National People's Army of the German Democratic Republic

  

 

NATO Engireer troops on the Central European theater of operations

 

 


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2.South-Western direction

Kiev Military District

         

 

Odessa Military District

 

 

Black Sea Fleet

 

 

 

 

 

Southern Group of Forces

    


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3.Other theaters of operations

The strategic manual "Fundamentals of preparation and conduct of operations of the Armed Forces of the USSR" defined the requirements for conducting a front-line offensive operation not only in Europe, but also in the South Asian and East Asian theaters of military operations:
The depth of the offensive operation - 600-800 km,
The width - up to 1000 km,
The average advance rate - 40-60 km per day,
The duration of the operation - 15-20 days.
Therefore, the headquarters of the military districts in the Far East, Transbaikalia, Central Asia and the Caucasus paid serious attention to the study of their southern and eastern neighbors. Here are some examples of such departmental publications.

 

 

 

 

 


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4.Publications of the GRU of the General Staff

                 


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5.North-Western direction

Leningrad military district

 

 

Baltic Fleet

  


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6. Operational-tactical instructions

Here is the special literature of the Soviet Army from the private collection of the author. These instructions and books used to be classified as "Secret" and "Top Secret". Therefore, many who know about their existence have never actually seen them. Here you can see what this special literature looked like. To some books we have also posted their tables of contents.


 

6.1. Instructions for the operational-tactical level

         


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6.2. Special literature of the Military Academy of the General Staff


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6.3. Special literature of the Military Academy of Armored Forces

 


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6.4. Secret periodicals (magazines) of the branches of the armed forces

"Newsletter on the exchange of best practices of the Air Defense Forces"

 

"Newsletter on the exchange of best practices of the Rocket Forces and Artillery of the Ground Forces"

 

"Military Thought" - secret military-theoretical magazine for the senior commanders (level not lower than the corps commander).


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6.5. Rocket troops and artillery

 


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6.6. Air force

 

"Combat manual of aeronautical units: squadron - flight, 1984. Military units with balloons were considered units of the operational level and reported directly to the commander of the air force of the front (military district).

 


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6.7. Air defense

   


 

6.8. Navy


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6.9. Border troops of the KGB of the USSR


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6.10. Topographic service

 Mediterranean theater of operations. General review.

 

Military engineering map of the territory of the Baltic Military District. Printed in only 15(!) copies.

 


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6.11. Civil defense


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6.12. Party-political work

 

 


 

6.13. Fortification


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6.14. Exotic publications

 



"Instruction on the compliance of petroleum products and liquids produced in NATO countries with domestic petroleum products and liquids", 1968.

 

Instructions for booking those liable for military service for the national economy for the period of mobilization and in wartime.

 

Military censorship of the Armed Forces of the USSR, 1984.

 

Rules for the execution of documentation for the period of wartime.

 

Foreign press about the economic, scientific, political and military potential of the CIS member states and the technical means of its detection. Russia, 1995.

 

Institute of the USA and Canada of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. US Military Programs and Military Strategic Concepts in the 1970s (1977).

 

 

Guidance on veterinary support of the Armed Forces of the USSR in wartime.

 

 

Instructions for the manufacture, operation, storage and accounting of removable military equipment on the railways of the USSR, 1985.

 

 

Experience of military operations in the mountain-desert area, 1981.

 

 

 


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