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N. N. DEMOCHKIN. The Soviets in the Conditions of Developed Socialism
The article examines the systematic improvement and perfection of the work of the Soviets as the organs of state power comprising the political foundation of the state as an organization of the entire people, and analyzes a number of specific features intrinsic to their activity in the period of developed socialism. The author highlights the composition of the Soviets and of their Executive Committees, their close ties with the masses, the questions discussed by the Soviets at their regular sessions, the activities carried on by the Executive Committees, the Standing Commissions and the members of the Soviets at all levels, as well as the systematic efforts made by the CPSU to heighten the political, business and moral training of the personnel employed in the Soviet government apparatus.
V. K. KISELEV. The Intelligence Service of the Partisan Movement in Byelorussia (June 1941 - July 1944)
The author makes an attempt to highlight the principal aspects of organization and activity of the partisan movement's intelligence service in Byelorussia in the years of the Great Patriotic War. The article is based in the main on extensive documentary material kept in the Party archives of the Institute of Party History under the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Byelorussia, a large part of which is published for the first time. The author shows the guiding role exercised by the Communist Party in organizing and directing the activity of the partisan army's intelligence service, analyzes the forms and methods of its work, specially emphasizing its specific nature (active participation in the political work carried on among the broadest sections of the population, in the enemy garrisons, the provision of partisant units with arms and ammunition, planning and carrying out subversive operations). Considerable attention is devoted by the author to illustrating the social compo ... Читать далее