Soviet Political Leaders, biographical directory; personnel in the communist party, government, and mass organizations of the U.S.S.R. and the 16 Soviet Republics. November 30, 1955
no place, surely DC: [Department of State., Division of Biographic Information[, 1955. Paperback. xxxiv, 241p., standard leaves reproduced double-sided from a massive typewritten mss, side-stitched under a printed rubricated cover leaf. A mimeo'd corrigenda sheet has been stapled maladroitly to verso of upper cover. Largely clean copy that from age and imperfect storage has a few flaws: staples rusted (no migration), cover leaf a little rumpled where fastened.
Introduction says, "contains over 7,200 entries. It is intended as a general reference work for government officials concerned with Soviet affairs and specifically is designed as a tool to assist in the study of the forthcoming congresses and conferences of the Communist Party in the 16 Soviet republics (scheduled to meet during December 1955 - January 1956) and of the XX CPSU Congress (scheduled to open February 14, 1956)"