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Russian Aeronautical Collection

Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Names:
Sikorsky, Igor Ivan, 1889-1972  Search this
Extent:
26 Linear feet
30.81 Cubic feet (53 legal-size document boxes, 1 slim legal-size document box, 1 flat box )
26 Linear feet
30.81 Cubic feet (53 legal-size document boxes, 1 slim legal-size document box, 1 flat box )
26 Linear feet
30.81 Cubic feet (53 legal-size document boxes, 1 slim legal-size document box, 1 flat box )
26 Linear feet
30.81 Cubic feet (53 legal-size document boxes, 1 slim legal-size document box, 1 flat box )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Newspapers
Reports
Articles
Place:
Soviet Union
Date:
1876-2006
1876-2006
1876-2006
1876-2006
Summary:
The Russian Aeronautical Collection is a mix of technical, historical, and cultural reference materials, including originals or copies of articles, documents and other historical materials relating to Russian and Soviet aviation from the Tsarist period through the Soviet era. The collection focuses on key events, personalities and aircraft designs, and certain subject areas are covered in depth, including the life and career of Igor Sikorsky, the transpolar flights of the 1930s, Soviet aviation in the Spanish Civil War, and the operational history of the Soviet Air Force in World War II.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains newspaper clippings, articles, pamphlets/booklets, magazines/journals, reports, monographs, manuscripts, bibliographies and a few photographs.

Note: The digital images in this finding aid were repurposed from scans made by an outside contractor for a commercial product and may show irregular cropping and orientation in addition to color variations resulting from damage to and deterioration of the original objects.
Arrangement:
This collection was arranged by the creator first by what chronological era the subject matter dealt with, then alphabetically within each era by file unit title. Von Hardesty also created a grouping of materials that deals with aircraft design and designers and another grouping that contains reference material. Groupings and materials are in the order that the processing archivist received them which also correspondes to the guide that Von Hardesty created.

The processing archivist added the last 2 series which covers materials that were not listed in the original guide to the collection.

There are 8 series:

Series I: 1885-1917

Series II: 1918-1940

Series III: 1941-1945

Series IV: 1946-Onwards

Series V: Design

Series VI: Reference

Series VII: Loose Materials

Series VIII: Administrative Material
Biographical / Historical:
The Russian Aeronautical Collection (RAC) was assembled over the course of two decades by Von Hardesty, curator in the Aeronautics Division of the National Air and Space Museum. The RAC developed as a research project linked to the publication of Hardesty's book Red Phoenix: The Rise of Soviet Air Power, 1941 -1945 (first published in 1982.)
Provenance:
Aeronautics Division / Von Hardesty, Transfer, 2006
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Aeronautics -- Russia  Search this
Endurance flights  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Genre/Form:
Newspapers
Reports
Articles
Citation:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2006.0034
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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The Soviet Air Force

Author:
Lee, Asher  Search this
Publisher:
Harper & Brothers, printers  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
34 Pages
Container:
Box 30, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Pages
Date:
1950
Scope and Contents:
Asher Lee, The Soviet Air Force (New York : Harper & Brothers, 1950). English language monograph (partial 2-up photocopy; plus partial 2-up photocopy of 1962 John Day Co edition).
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 3: Soviet Union (World War II, 1941-1945)
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref1001

The Soviet Air Force - Doctrine, Organization and Technology

Author:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
3 Documents
Container:
Box 31, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Documents
Date:
1986-1991
Scope and Contents:
Manuscripts of two papers by Von Hardesty:, Von. Draft paper/manuscript.

Von Hardesty, "Roles and Missions: Soviet Tactical Air Power in the Second Period of the Great Patriotic War," presented as the Twelfth Military History Symposium, October 1-3, 1996.

Von Hardesty, "The Soviet Air Force. Doctrine, Organization, and Technology," presented at Internationale Wissenschaftliche Tagung "Luftkriegsführung im Zweiten Weltkrieg. Ein Internationaler Vergleich, ": August 29-September 2, 1988. Conference manuscript (1988) and annotated copy (1991).
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Collection Citation:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 3: Soviet Union (World War II, 1941-1945)
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref1003

The Soviet Air Force in World War II - The Official History Originally Published by the Ministry of Defense of the USSR

Translator:
Fetzer, Leland  Search this
Editor:
Wagner, Ray  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Container:
Box 31, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1973
Scope and Contents:
The Soviet air Force in World War II - The Official History, Originally Published by the Ministry of Defense of the USSR, edited by Ray Wagner, translated by Leland Fetzer (Garden City, NY: Double & Co, 1973); excerpts. Folder also includes short excerpts from multiple English and Russian language sources.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 3: Soviet Union (World War II, 1941-1945)
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref1005

The Soviet Air Force Versus the Luftwaffe

Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
1 Document
Container:
Box 31, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Documents
Date:
January 2002
Scope and Contents:
A. D. Harvey, "The Soviet Air Force versus the Luftwaffe: A. D. Harvey Assess the Role of the Soviet Air Force in the Defeat of Nazism," History Today, January 2002; downloaded from finarticles.com, November16, 2004..
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No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 3: Soviet Union (World War II, 1941-1945)
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref1007

The Soviet Invasion of Japan

Author:
Glantz, David M.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
1 Magazines (periodicals)
Container:
Box 31, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Magazines (periodicals)
Date:
Spring 1995
Scope and Contents:
David M. Glantz, "The Soviet Invasion of Japan," MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History 7, 5 (Spring 1995): 96-97. Complete issue.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 3: Soviet Union (World War II, 1941-1945)
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref1009

Une Grande Aventure: Normandie-Niemen

Author:
Risso, Joseph  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
1 Magazines (periodicals)
Container:
Box 31, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Magazines (periodicals)
Date:
January 1998
Scope and Contents:
Joseph Risso, "Une grande Aventure: Normandie-Niemen," Pegase, No.88 (January 1998), pp.18-27. Complete issue.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 3: Soviet Union (World War II, 1941-1945)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref1011

D. A. Volkogonov

Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
2 Documents
Container:
Box 31, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Documents
Date:
1992
1995
Scope and Contents:
"Defense Counselor Volkogonov Profiled," interveiw of Dmitriy Antonovich Volkogonov by E. Kotlar, Moskovskaya Pravda, May 6, 1992, p.1-2; JPRS translation JPRS-UMA-92-021, June 10, 1992. "Obituary - Dmitri Volkogonov," The Economist, December 16, 1995, p.85.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 3: Soviet Union (World War II, 1941-1945)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref1013

VVS History - Air Commanders

Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
2 Documents
Container:
Box 31, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Documents
Date:
1975
1976
Scope and Contents:
"Военно-воздушные сйлы (ВВС)", Советская военная энциклопедия, Vol. 1, pp.201-205, 208. П. Кутахов, "Военно-Воздущные Силы", Военно-исторический Журнал 1975, 4: 27-34. Russian language articles (photocopies).
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 3: Soviet Union (World War II, 1941-1945)
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref1015

Wartime Employment of Close Support Aviation

Author:
Frantsev, O. K.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
2 Documents
Container:
Box 31, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Documents
Date:
1979
Scope and Contents:
O. Frantsev, "From the Experience of the EMployment of Aviation in Front Counterattacks," VOyenno-Istoricheskiy Zhurnal 1979, 7 (July): 24-31; JPRS translation, November 28, 1979. Also unidentified excerpt (print from text file).
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 3: Soviet Union (World War II, 1941-1945)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref1017

White Rose of the Skies

Author:
Strobridge, Truman R.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
1 Document
Container:
Box 31, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Documents
Date:
circa 1986
Scope and Contents:
Truman R. Strobridge, "White Rose of the Skies - Fighter pilot Lydia Litvak's was a household name in Mother Russia," unidentified magazine article, circa 1986. (cut sheets).
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 3: Soviet Union (World War II, 1941-1945)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref1019

Who is General Vlasov

Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
1 Document
Container:
Box 31, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Documents
Date:
1948?
Scope and Contents:
"Кто такой генераль Власовъ?" Россия, 1948? Russian language newspaper article (photocopy).
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 3: Soviet Union (World War II, 1941-1945)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref1021

Wings, Women and War

Author:
Pennington, Reina  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
1 Magazines (periodicals)
Container:
Box 31, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Magazines (periodicals)
Date:
December 1993/January 1994
Scope and Contents:
Reina Pennington, "Wings, Women, and War," Air & Space 8, 5 (December 1993/January 1994): 74-85. English language magazine article (complete magazine, plus photocopy of article).
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 3: Soviet Union (World War II, 1941-1945)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref1023

Wings, Women and War Soviet Women's Military Aviation Regiments in the Second World War

Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
2 Folders
Container:
Box 31, Folder 12-13
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1993
Scope and Contents:
Pennington, Reina thesis.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 3: Soviet Union (World War II, 1941-1945)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref1025

Wings, Women and War - The Formation and Development of Soviet Women's Military Aviation Regiments, 1941-42

Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Container:
Box 31, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1991
Scope and Contents:
Pennington, Reina manuscript.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 3: Soviet Union (World War II, 1941-1945)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref1027

Hans Zemsky

Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Container:
Box 31, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Scope and Contents:
Inventory of Hauptman Johann Zemsky (1909-1942) collection (photo albums, documents, and artifacts).
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 3: Soviet Union (World War II, 1941-1945)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref1029

138 Reported Missing in U.S. Spy Flights

Author:
Lippman, Thomas W.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
1 Document
Container:
Box 31, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Documents
Date:
March 5, 1993
Scope and Contents:
Thomas W. Lippman, "138 Reported Missing in U.S. Spy Flights," Washington Post, March 5, 1993. English language newspaper article (photocopy).
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 4: Soviet Union and Russia (post World War II, 1946-Onwards)
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref1031

A Profile of the New Soviet Air Force Commander in Chief

Author:
Lambeth, Benjamin S. (RAND Corp)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
1 Document
Container:
Box 31, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Documents
Date:
January 1991
Scope and Contents:
Benjamin S. Lambeth, "A Profile of the New Soviet Air Force Commander in Chief," RAND Corp working draft WD-5261-AF, January 1991. English language monograph (3 copies).
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 4: Soviet Union and Russia (post World War II, 1946-Onwards)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref1033

A Single Daring Act

Author:
Salter, James  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
1 Document
Container:
Box 32, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Documents
Date:
October/November 1991
Scope and Contents:
James Salter, "A Single Daring Act," Air & Space, 6, 6 (October/November 1991): 96-101. English language article (photocopy).
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 4: Soviet Union and Russia (post World War II, 1946-Onwards)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref1035

A Survey of Perestroika

Author:
Crook , Clive  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hardesty, Von, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
1 Document
Container:
Box 32, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Documents
Date:
April 28, 1990
Scope and Contents:
Clive Crook, "A Survey of Perestroika," The Economist, April 28, 1990, p.3-22.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Russian Aeronautical Collection, ACC. 2006-0034, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Russian Aeronautical Collection
Russian Aeronautical Collection / Series 4: Soviet Union and Russia (post World War II, 1946-Onwards)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2006-0034-ref1037

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