Communists: They Have Shelters, Too

Whether or not the Soviet Union has nuclear bomb shelters is a subject of some sharp controversy in the U.S. When Rand Corp. Expert Leon Goure reported last year that the Russians are quietly engaged in a massive civil defense effort (TIME, Nov. 10), many Westerners in Moscow scoffed. Soviet officials ridiculed the fitful U.S. shelter program as a waste of time and money. Shelters, said Soviet Defense Minister Rodion Y. Malinovsky, are "nothing but previously prepared tombs."

Last week came new evidence suggesting that Gourè had been right all along. Pictures at an antiaircraft defense exhibition in Moscow...

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