Soviet Press Releases

This finding aid documents 205 mimeographed releases issued by the Press Department of the Washington, D.C. embassy of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) in 1959 and 1960. The collection was given to the Chapin Library in 2011–12 by Henry M. Halsted III, Williams College Class of 1948. Each release is numbered and dated by the Press Department. On occasion, the Department mistakenly repeated a number: such cases are indicated here by an asterisk (*) following the numbers. The descriptive captions are transcribed from the documents as printed, retaining variant punctuation.

Included are numerous speeches by Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev (1894–1971), at the time of these documents First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and Chairman (or Premier) of the Council of Ministers. Subject matter ranges from nuclear disarmament, Cuba, and the Gary Powers–U2 incident to visits abroad by Soviet writers and artists.

This list was compiled in January 2012 by Rylee R. Bethea, Williams College Class of 2014, edited by Wayne G. Hammond, Assistant Librarian, Chapin Library, and enlarged in May 2013 following further gifts by Mr. Halsted.

1959

391. November 24, 1959. Soviet–American Agreement on Cultural, Technical, Educational, and Scientific Exchanges.

396. November 27, 1959. N.S. Khrushchev’s Letter of Thanks.

397. November 27, 1959. Propagating Ideas of Friendship and Mutual Understanding by M. Krylov.

414. December 9, 1959. USSR State Symphony Orchestra to Tour the USA and Canada.

1960

2. January 4, 1960. American Film Previewed in Moscow by I. Dyomin.

12. January 12, 1960. Exchange of Letters Between Nikita S. Khrushchev, Chairman of USSR Council of Ministers, and Roswell Garst.

23. January 19, 1960. Appeal from USSR Supreme Soviet Delivered to U.S. State Department.

25. January 20, 1960. Forthcoming Visit of Delegation of Soviet Statesmen to United States.

32. January 22, 1960. Concern for Health of Soviet People.

33*. January 22, 1960. Statement of Soviet Peace Committee.

33*. January 25, 1960. Speech by R.Y. Malinovsky to Recent Session of USSR Supreme Soviet.

34. January 25, 1960. On Forthcoming Visit of Soviet Statesmen to the USA: Dmitri S. Polyansky, Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Russian Federation.

35. January 25, 1960. On Forthcoming Visit of Soviet Statesmen to the USA: Hakim Dzhalilov.

36. January 25, 1960. On Forthcoming Visit of Delegation of Soviet Statesmen to the USA: Nikifor T. Kalchenko.

38. January 26, 1960. Forthcoming Visit of U.S. President Eisenhower to the Soviet Union.

39. January 26, 1960. For World Peace: Discussion of N.S. Khrushchev’s Report to Session of USSR Supreme Soviet.

40. January 26, 1960. Ukrainian Cultural Development, by M. Grechukha, Deputy Chairman, Council of Ministers of the Ukrainian Republic.

41. January 26, 1960. On Forthcoming Visit of Soviet Statesmen to the USA: Dinmuhamed Kunayev, Member of the Presidium, Supreme Soviet of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic.

42. January 26, 1960. On Forthcoming Visit of Soviet Statesmen to the USA: Givi Dzhavakhishvili, Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic.

43. January 26, 1960. On Forthcoming Visit of Soviet Statesmen to the USA: Mamed A. Iskenderov, Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic.

44. January 26, 1960. On Forthcoming Visit of Soviet Statesmen to the USA: Nikolai Smirnov, Chairman of the Executive Committee, Leningrad Regional Soviet of Working People’s Deputies.

45. January 26, 1960. On Forthcoming Visit of Soviet Statesmen to the USA: Ivan Bobkov, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Ryazan Regional Soviet of Working People’s Deputies.

46. January 26, 1960. On Forthcoming Visit of Soviet Statesmen to the USA: Ivan Pankin, Chairman, Executive Committee, Stalingrad Regional Soviet of Working People’s Deputies.

47. January 26, 1960. On Forthcoming Visit of Soviet Statesmen to the USA: Sergei Ladeishchikov.

48. January 26, 1960. On Forthcoming Visit of Soviet Statesmen to the USA: Vladimir Trunov, Chairman, Executive Committee, Vitebsk Regional Soviet of Working People’s Deputies.

49. January 26, 1960. On Forthcoming Visit of Soviet Statesmen to the USA: Vasili Konotop, Chairman, Executive Committee, Moscow Regional Soviet of Working People’s Deputies.

50. January 27, 1960. On Forthcoming Visit of Soviet Statesmen to the USA: Cultural Development of the Estonian Republic, by V. Klauson, First Vice-Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Estonian Republic.

51. January 27, 1960. On Forthcoming Visit of Soviet Statesmen to the USA: Cultural Development of the Tajik Republic, by A. Mazayev, First Vice-Chairman of the Tajik Council of Ministers [of the Tajik Republic].

52. January 27, 1960. On Forthcoming Visit of Soviet Statesmen to the USA: Cultural Development of the Turkmen Republic, by A. Atanepesova, Vice-Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Turkmen Republic.

53. January 27, 1960. On Forthcoming Visit of Soviet Statesmen to the USA:
Cultural Development of the Kirghiz Republic, by K. Dikambayev, Chairman, Council of Ministers of the Kirghiz Republic.

54. January 27, 1960. On Forthcoming Visit of Soviet Statesmen to the USA: Cultural Development of the Moldavian Republic, by G. Aftenyuk, Vice-Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Moldavian Republic.

55. January 27, 1960. On Forthcoming Visit of Soviet Statesmen to the USA: Cultural Development of the Azerbaijan Republic, by M. Iskenderov, Chairman, Council of Ministers, Azerbaijan Republic.

56. January 28, 1960. On Forthcoming Visit of Soviet Statesmen to the USSR [i.e. USA]: Stalingrad, Hero City, City of Labor, by Y. Sergeyev.

58a. January 29, 1960. Scheduled Itinerary of Delegation of Soviet Statesmen Visiting the USA. [Release 58a is stated as superseding release 58]

59. January 29, 1960. Soviet Memorandum to Japan.

60. January 29, 1960. The Arrival of the Delegation of the Soviet Statesmen in the United States.

61. February 1, 1960. On Visit of Soviet Statesmen to the USA: Soviet People Extend Hand of Peace and Friendship to American People: D.S. Polyansky’s Speech at Dinner for Delegation of Soviet Statesmen.

63. February 1, 1960. A.I. Mikoyan’s Forthcoming Visit to Cuba.

64. February 1, 1960. TASS Announcement [of the launch of a multi-stage rocket].

65. February 2, 1960. N.S. Khrushchev to Visit India Enroute to Indonesia.

73. February 8, 1960. New Book Out: Face to Face with America.

75. February 9, 1960. N.S. Khrushchev’s Speech at Italian Embassy Reception (February 8, 1960).

76. February 9, 1960. Statement by Soviet Scientists [on underground nuclear testing].

78. February 10, 1960. N.S. Khrushchev Accepts Invitation to Visit Guinea.

80. February 10, 1960. Joint Soviet–Indian Communiqué.

83. February 12, 1960. Joint Soviet–Indian Communiqué.

86. February 12, 1960. Summary of N.S. Khrushchev’s Speech in Indian Parliament.

91. February 17, 1960. Summary of N.S. Khrushchev’s Speech at Civic Reception in Delhi (February 12, 1960).

94. February 17, 1960. TASS Statement [deploring a French atomic test in the Sahara].

97. February 19, 1960. Prominent Soviet Writers Visiting the USA.

98. February 23, 1960. Forty-Second Anniversary of the Soviet Armed Forces, by Marshal of the Soviet Union Vasili Chuikov.

100. February 23, 1960. Appeal from Union of Soviet Journalists to Journalists of all Countries [to champion world peace].

101. February 24, 1960. N.S. Khrushchev’s Speech in Bandung .

102. February 24, 1960. Return to Peaceful Labor, by M. Maximov.

103. February 24, 1960. Soviet Tourists Abroad, by I. Buyanov, Head of the Foreign Tourism Department, Moscow City Trade Union Council.

104. February 25, 1960. In the USSR Council of Ministers: On the Organization of a Friendship of Nations University.

105. February 25, 1960. Soviet Culture.

106. February 25, 1960. American Firm to Sell the Moskvich, by P.A. Gritchin, President of Autoexport of the USSR.

107. February 26, 1960. Soviet Women (For Forthcoming International Women’s Day – March 8).

108. February 26, 1960. Soviet Public Conference on Disarmament.

110. March 1, 1960. TASS Statement [on a Berlin–Madrid military alliance].

111. March 1, 1960. In the Central Committee of the CPSU and the USSR Council of Ministers.

112. March 1, 1960. Appeal of Centrosoyuz Council to Cooperative Workers of all Countries on Question of General and Complete Disarmament.

113. March 2, 1960. Soviet Statesmen Return to Moscow from U.S. Trip.

114. March 2, 1960. In the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

115. March 2, 1960. Disarmament with Control, Not Control without Disarmament, by N. Arkadyev.

118. March 4, 1960. Soviet Youth Demand End of Nuclear Weapon Tests.

119. March 4, 1960. Forthcoming Exchange of Visits between Chairman Khrushchev of the USSR and President Tubman of Liberia.

122. March 8, 1960. Note of Soviet Government to Government of Federal Republic of Germany.

125. March 9, 1960. Western Powers’ Strange Approach to Disarmament.

130. March 14, 1960. What the Soviet Union Could Buy in the USA, by D. Kostyukhin, Head of USA Department, World Market Research Institute of the USSR Ministry of Foreign Trade.

131. March 15, 1960. Peaceful Coexistence of Countries with Different Social Systems.

132. March 15, 1960. Books Soon to Be Published [works by N.S. Khrushchev].

133*. March 15, 1960. N.S. Khrushchev’s Visit to France.

133*. March 16, 1960. Soviet Union Favors Broader Trade, by N. Patolichev, USSR Minister of Foreign Trade.

139. March 19, 1960. Statement by V.A. Zorin at Press Conference.

140. March 21, 1960. N.S. Khrushchev’s Reply to Letter from Leaders of European Federation against Atomic Armament.

143. March 22, 1960. Exchange of Messages between N.S. Khrushchev and Kwame Nkrumah.

144. March 22, 1960. New Important Soviet Proposals at Geneva Three-Power Conference.

149. March 24, 1960. N.S. Khrushchev’s Meeting with Prominent Leaders of French Peace Movement.

150. March 25, 1960. N.S. Khrushchev’s Speech at Luncheon at Hotel Matignon.

151. March 25, 1960. N.S. Khrushchev’s Speech in Municipality of Paris.

152. March 26, 1960. N.S. Khrushchev’s Speech at Meeting with Representatives of French Business Circles.

153. March 26, 1960. N.S. Khrushchev’s Speech at Press Luncheon.

154. March 28, 1960. N.S. Khrushchev’s Replies to Questions at Diplomatic Press Association Luncheon.

155. March 28, 1960. N.S. Khrushchev’s Speech at Luncheon in Bordeaux.

221. May 10, 1960. Development of Tourist Facilities in the Soviet Union.

225. May 12, 1960. “My Fair Lady” Ends Run in Moscow.

277. June 9, 1960. Communication from Radio Moscow on June Broadcasts.

294. June 21, 1960. N.S. Khrushchev Replies to Canon Collins.

303. June 29, 1960. N.S. Khrushchev’s Speech at Kremlin Reception for Graduates of Military Academics (June 28, 1960).

306. July 1, 1960. Soviet Government’s Note to Governments of all Countries.

307. July 1, 1960. N.S. Khrushchev in Vienna.

339. July 15, 1960. A.A. Gromyko’s Telegram to Chairman of United Nations Security Council and Memorandum (July 13, 1960).

340. July 15, 1960. Plenary Meeting of Central Committee of Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

342. July 18, 1960. TASS Statement [on the Monroe Doctrine and Cuba].

343. July 18, 1960. Resolution on Results of Bucharest Conference of Representatives of Communist and Workers’ Parties (Adopted at Plenary Meeting of the Central Committee of the CPSU, July 1960).

352. July 21, 1960. Soviet Government’s Notes to Governments of USA and FRG.

354. July 22, 1960. Communiqué on Meeting between N.S. Khrushchev of the USSR Council of Ministers, and Raul Castro, Minister of Revolutionary Armed Forces of Republic of Cuba.

355. July 22, 1960. Statement by V.V. Kuznetsov, USSR First Deputy Foreign Minister at UN Security Council on Situation in the Congo, July 20, 1960.

357. July 25, 1960. Results of July Plenary Meeting of CPSU Central Committee.

358. July 26, 1960. V.V. Kuznetsov’s Statement at UN Security Council (July 22, 1960).

359. July 26, 1960. Message of Chairman of USSR Council of Ministers N.S. Khrushchev to Prime Minister Harold Macmillan of Great Britain (July 23, 1960).

360. July 26, 1960. Message of Chairman of USSR Council of Ministers N.S. Khrushchev to Prime Minister J. Diefenbaker of Canada (July 23, 1960).

361. July 27, 1960. Soviet Government’s Note to U.S. Government.

362. July 27, 1960. Message from N.S. Khrushchev to French President.

363. July 26, 1960. Summary of M.A. Suslov’s Speech at Commemorative Session of Lithuanian Supreme Soviet.

364. July 27, 1960. N.S. Khrushchev’s Congratulatory Message to Fidel Castro on Cuba’s National Holiday.

365. July 28, 1960. Survey of Some of Radio Moscow’s North American Service Broadcasts in August.

366. July 29, 1960. International School.

367. July 29, 1960. Education by Correspondence in the USSR.

368. July 29, 1960. Friendship University.

369. July 29, 1960. Educators Exchange Experience, by Anatoli Obidennov, Head of the International Relations Department of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation.

370. July 29, 1960. Who is Hampering Contacts? by P. Nazarov.

371. August 1, 1960. Statement of Soviet Government [on Belgian troops in the Republic of the Congo].

372. August 1, 1960. TASS Statement on French Government’s Foreign Policy Statement.

373. August 2, 1960. Soviet Letter to United Nations . . . to Luis Padilla Nervo, Chairman of the UN Disarmament Commission.

374. August 2, 1960. No Unemployment in the USSR, by E. Antosenkov, M.Sc. (Economics), Scientific Research Institute of Labor, Moscow.

375. August 2, 1960. For the People’s Benefit (Facts and Figures).

376. August 2, 1960. How to Establish Contact with Soviet Young People.

377. August 3, 1960. In the State Security Committee of the USSR Council of Ministers.

378. August 3, 1960. Soviet Government’s Note to U.S. Government.

379. August 3, 1960. Soviet Government’s Note to Italian Government.

380. August 3, 1960. N.S. Khrushchev’s Message to Sixth International Conference for Prohibition of Atomic and Hydrogen Weapons and for Disarmament (Summary).

381. August 3, 1960. Soviet Artists in USA: Orest G. Voreisky.

382. August 3, 1960. Soviet Artists in USA: Andrei A. Milnikov.

383. August 4, 1960. Striking Comparisons: Budget of a Soviet Working-Class Family, by N. Shmelyov and V. Rutgaizer, Institute of Economics, USSR Academy of Sciences.

384. August 4, 1960. Grand Seven-Year Targets Being Successfully Reached: Report of Central Statistical Board of USSR Council of Ministers on Results of Fulfillment of State Plan for Soviet Economic Development in First Half of 1960: I. Industry.

385. August 5, 1960. Soviet Government’s Note to Government of Great Britain.

386. August 5, 1960. Three Power Conference on Discontinuation of Nuclear Tests.

387. August 9, 1960. Grand Seven-Year Targets Being Successfully Reached: Report of Central Statistical Board of USSR Council of Ministers on Results of Fulfillment of State Plan for Soviet Economic Development in First Half of 1960: II. Agriculture.

388. August 8, 1960 . Exchange of Messages between N.S. Khrushchev and H. Machillan (Summary).

389. August 8, 1960. Soviet Government’s Statement in Connection with Situation in the Republic of the Congo.

390. August 9, 1960. Meeting of Foreign Students in Moscow with Representatives of Soviet and Foreign Press.

391. August 9, 1960. On Measures for Further Improvement of Trade.

392. August 19, 1960. Indictment in the Case of American Spy-Pilot Francis Gary Powers (a Summary).

393. August 10, 1960. The Indictment in the Case of Francis Gary Powers, Accused of a Crime Covered by Article 2 of the Law of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics “On Criminal Responsibility for State Crimes” (Full Text).

394. August 10, 1960. Grand Seven-Year Targets Being Successfully Reached: Report of Central Statistical Board of State Plan for Soviet Economic Development in First Half of 1960: III. Transport.

395. August 11, 1960. N.S. Khrushchev’s Replies to Pravda.

396. August 11, 1960. In the Foreign Ministry of the USSR.

397. August 11, 1960. Speech by A.I. Mikoyan at the World Congress of Orientalists.

398. August 12, 1960. Grand Seven-Year Targets Being Successfully Reached: Report of Central Statistical Board of USSR Council of Ministers on Results of Fulfillment of State Plan for Soviet Economic Development in First Half of 1960: IV. Capital Construction.

399. August 12, 1960. Grand Seven-Year Targets Being Successfully Reached: Report of Central Statistical Board of USSR Council of Ministers on Results of Fulfillment of State Plan for Soviet Economic Development in First Half of 1960: V. Number of Factory and Office Workers and Increased Labor Productivity.

405. August 16, 1960. Information for Prospective Tourists in the USSR, by Leonid Khodorkov, Head of the British and American Department of Intourist (Soviet Tourist Agency).

440. September 6, 1960. N.S. Khrushchev’s Speech at Dinner given by Finland’s Prime Minister V.J. Sukselainen (September 2, 1960).

441. September 6, 1960. Summary of Press Conference Held by Americans Bernon Mitchell and William Martin in Moscow (September 6, 1960).

442. September 6, 1960. Soviet–Finnish Communiqué.

443. September 7, 1960. Letter from A.A. Gromyko to Dag Hammarskjöld.

445. September 8, 1960. Excerpts from A.I. Mikoyan’s Talk with Jerome Davis and Other Member of American Tourist Group on Mission of Peace (July 7, 1960): I.

446. September 8, 1960. Excerpts from A.I. Mikoyan’s Talk with Jerome Davis and Other Member of American Tourist Group on Mission of Peace (July 7, 1960): II.

447. September 8, 1960. Excerpts from A.I. Mikoyan’s Talk with Jerome Davis and Other Member of American Tourist Group on Mission of Peace (July 7, 1960): III.

448. September 8, 1960. Excerpts from A.I. Mikoyan’s Talk with Jerome Davis and Other Member of American Tourist Group on Mission of Peace (July 7, 1960): IV.

449. September 8, 1960. Review of September Radio Moscow Broadcasts for USA.

450. September 9, 1960. American Ballet to Perform in Moscow.

451. September 9, 1860. Friendship in the USSR, by Y. Dashevsky, Moscow Journalist.

452. September 12, 1960. Soviet Government’s Statement on Situation in the Congo (Summary).

453. September 12, 1960. Peace Is a Great and Bright Goal.

454. September 12, 1960. New Major Achievement in Conquest of Space: Press Conference at the USSR Academy of Sciences.

455. September 13, 1960. The USSR and the Question of the Representation of the People’s Republic of China in the United Nations.

456. September 11, 1960. Soviet Government’s Note of Protest to U.S. Government.

457. September 14, 1960. N.S. Khrushchev’s Replies to Questions Put by Editor of British Daily Express.

458. September 15, 1960. N.S. Khrushchev on the Functions and Activities of the UN.

459. September 15, 1960. Newly Reclaimed Soviet Lands Yield Seventh Annual Crop, by Sergei Nebesny.

460. September 16, 1960. Foreign Students in Soviet Colleges, by N. Nazarov, Head of the Foreign Relations Department, USSR Ministry of Secondary Specialized and Higher Education.

461. September 15, 1960. Nuclear Weapon Tests Must Be Banned, by Academician E. Fyodorov, Member of the Presidium, Soviet Peace Committee.

462. September 16, 1960. Minimum Wages Rise in the Soviet Union, by Y. Kapustin.

463. September 19, 1960. N.S. Khrushchev’s Reply to Letter from R.E. Smith, President of Harvard Law School Forum.

464. September 19, 1960. Soviet Government’s Statement on Temporary Recall of Soviet Embassy Staff from Congo.

465. September 19, 1960. Soviet Government’s Reply to Note from United States Government.

466. September 19, 1960. New Colonialist Maneuver.

467. September 19, 1960. Disarmament Question at the United Nations General Assembly, by Nilor Sturua.

468. September 20, 1960. N.S. Khrushchev Arrives in New York.

469. September 20, 1960. Voices of Protest, by David Oistrakh, et al.

470. September 21, 1960. N.S. Khrushchev Meets Fidel Castro.

471. September 21, 1960. New Trends and Old Prejudices.

472. September 21, 1960. Voices of Protest: II.

475. September 22, 1960. Soviet Public Greets American Artists, by Ivan Demin.

485. September 28, 1960. Soviet Physicists Return from Visit to USA, by Academician D.I. Blokhintsev, Director, Joint Institute of Nuclear Research.

486. September 28, 1960. Soviet People’s Comments on N.S. Khrushchev’s Participation in Fifteenth Session of General Assembly: II (continued from P.R. [press release] 481 [not in collection]) .

487. September 28, 1960. To the Working People of the World!: Message on the Occasion of the Fifteenth Anniversary of the World Federation of Trade Unions.

488. September 30, 1960. Svyatoslav Rikhter, by Vera Demidova, Soviet Musician and Music Critic.

489. September 39, 1960. N.S. Khrushchev’s Letter to President of UN General Assembly.

490. October 3, 1960. Economic Competition between USSR and USA, by M. Maximov, Soviet Economist.

491. October 3, 1960. N.S. Khrushchev’s Statement at Fifteenth Session of UN General Assembly (October 1, 1960).

492. October 3, 1960. Fifteenth Anniversary of Establishment of World Federation of Trade Unions (October 3), by Victor Grishin, President, All-Union Central Council of Trade Unions.

493. October 4, 1960. Soviet Magazines Published in Foreign Languages.

494. October 4, 1960. N.S. Khrushchev’s Speech at Fifteenth Session of the United Nations General Assembly (October 3, 1960).

495. October 5, 1960. Statements by Foreign Students at Moscow Colleges on Soviet Proposals in UN.

496. October 6, 1960. Economic Cooperation among Socialist Countries, by K. Mikulsky.

497. October 6, 1960. Soviet People Approve Government’s Position in UN.

498. October 6, 1960. New Development in Soviet Cultural Services, by Y. Alexandrov.

499. October 7, 1960. N.S. Khrushchev’s Message to Tokyo Conference of Inter-Parliamentary Union.

500. October 7, 1960. Letters to Soviet Newspapers on N.S. Khrushchev’s Proposals in UN.

501. October 10, 1960. Congratulatory Message from N.S. Khrushchev and L.I. Brezhnev to Leaders of People’s Republic of China.

502. October 19, 1960. Speech by First Deputy F.R. Kozlov at Reception at Embassy of People’s Republic of China (September 30, 1960).

503. October 10, 1960. Soviet Television Today and Tomorrow.

504. October 10, 1960. Radio Messages from Soviet Ships in North Atlantic (as Published in the Principal Soviet Labor Newspaper Trud)*.

505. October 10, 1960. N.S. Khrushchev’s Meeting with Member of United Nations Journalists Association.

515. October 18, 1060. Delegation of Soviet Writers to Visit USA.

516. October 19, 1960. At Friendship University.

518. October 19, 1960. N.S. Khrushchev’s Message to Second World Meeting of Journalists.

519. October 21, 1960. N.S. Khrushchev’s Speech in Moscow on Soviet Delegation’s Work at Fifteenth Session of UN General Assembly (October 20, 1960).

521. October 25, 1960. Statement of Students of Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia Studying in Moscow.

522. October 25, 1960. Open Letter from Sudanese Students in Moscow.

523. October 27, 1960. Soviet Film at International Film Festival in San Francisco.

Availability

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Related Materials

The Chapin Library also contains other materials related to the Soviet Union, e.g. publications concerned with Soviet-sponsored youth conferences. Records for these are being made for FRANCIS, the Williams College online library catalog.


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