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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
VOENNAIA MYSL' [Soviet journal of military theory], 1985-1990
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
74 fiche


Name of creator(s)

Soviet military personnel, strategists, and military analysts

Administrative / Biographical history

The collection includes copies of the Soviet military theory journal Voennaia Mysl', an authoritative journal published with the authority of the Soviet General Staff. Established in 1937, the journal was classified 'For Generals, Admirals, and Officers Only' from 1947-1989.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

East View Publications, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Content & structure

Scope and content

The collection contains microfiched copies of issues of Voennaia Mysl', the Soviet military theory journal for armed forces personnel and military strategists. Included in the collection are monthly issues and special issues, 1985-1990. Special issues were published only occasionally and were considered especially authoritative. Often their classification was higher than standard issues. The 1985 special issue was dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Germany in World War Two, and includes essays by Soviet Marshal Georgi Konstantinovich Zhukov and Defence Minister Sergei L Sokolov.

System of arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be provided for research use only. Enquiries concerning the copyright of the original material should be addressed to East View Publications, 12215 North 28th Place, Minneapolis, MN, 55441, USA.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

This Summary Guide, and in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
King's College London College Archives



Compiled Oct 1999

Description control

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

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  • Armed forces
  • Collectivism
  • Communications media
  • Communism
  • East West relations
  • Higher science education
  • Information sciences
  • International relations
  • Military organizations
  • Military theory
  • Organizations
  • Periodicals
  • Political doctrines
  • Publications
  • State security

Personal names

  • Zhukov, Georgi Konstantinovich, 1896-1974, Soviet General


  • USSR, Eastern Europe

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