Thursday, 11 October 2018

Censorship

"Order # 9/113s of the Entrusted Agent of Safekeeping of Military Secrets in Print and Chief of the Literature and Publishing Directorate
February 3rd, 1943
Moscow

Introduce the following changes into order #57/1126/c published on November 6th, 1942:

A. Aircraft
I-5 with M-22 engine
I-15 bis with M-25a engine
I-16 with M-25, M-25a, M-25v, M-62, M-63 engines
I-153 with M-62, M-63, and M-63tk engines
Can be openly published.
MIG-1 fighter
LI-2 bomber
IL-4 close and long range bomber
TB heavy bomber
It is permitted to publish the name of the aircraft, usage memos, and silhouettes.
Technical descriptions and instructions must be marked “for authorized use only”.
Tactical flight characteristics must be marked “Secret”.


B. Armoured vehicles
T-26, T-27, T-28, T-34, T-35, T-37, T-38, T-40, T-60, T-70, BT-2, BT-5, BT-7M, KV-1, KV-2
Can only be mentioned and depicted in photographs in open print. Tactical-technical characteristics to be printed with “for authorized use only” mark.

American light tank M3, medium tank M3
Churchill, Tetrarch (Mk.VII)
Mention in open publications is prohibited.
Matilda (Mk.II), Valentine (Mk.III)
Allowed for open publication. Can be shown in photographs without revealing details, design of the fighting compartment, and control mechanisms.
Universal Carrier
Can only be mentioned and depicted in photographs in open print. Tactical-technical characteristics must be marked “for authorized use only”.
Aerosans NKL-16 mod. 1941, NKL-16 mod. 1943, NKL-26 combat aerosan
Can be openly published.

D. Chemistry

Explosive flamethrower (FOG)
Portable flamethrower (ROKS-2)
Independent explosive flamethrower companies are armed with explosive flamethrowers. Any mention in open publication is forbidden.
The explosive and portable flamethrowers can be published with the mark “for authorized use only”.
Ampulomet
Individual incendiary items (bottles, TSch-360 thermite ball, thermite rounds, thermite charges)
Can be openly published.

Send this order to all regional publishers, and to the Central Military and Naval Censorship department.

Entrusted Agent of Safekeeping of Military Secrets in Print and Chief of the Literature and Publishing Directorate, N. Sadchikov"

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