Russia: Shelters on the Other Side

With broad sarcasm, Pravda Columnist S. Vishnevsky dismissed the budding U.S. atom-bomb shelter program. "If we could only open the eyes of those moles." he wrote recently, "they would surely see that there is no sense in hiding underground. But moles are unseeing creatures and moles of bourgeois origin suffer from class blindness." The sneer was less than convincing, for the writer must have known what most of the U.S. does not: the Soviet Union has been at work for more than a decade on a shelter program of its own, spending an estimated $500 million a year (current U.S....

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