SOVIET TECHNICIANS IN CUBA (S-1797)

Created: 1/25/1966

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CIA HISTORICAL REVIEW PROGRAM RELEASE AS SANITIZED

MEMORANDUM FOR: THE RECORD

Tbe attached two papers were requestedn6 for the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory BoBrd. Papers were conpleted on that date and; hand-carried

Soylatjrec)ml.cliiaa In Cuba

An0oviet tecbntclana currently arc present In Cuba. f those are tallltary personnel while thc reminder are economic technicians. The total number of Soviet technicians has remained fairly stable over the past year, well below peak levels of0 military personnel ln3conomic technicians in

on military presence Includes eons militarymost arend mintenanceQfengagediin provingfor Cuba's

GAM system). conomic technicians arc engagedariety of tasks throughout the Cuban economy. Tbe largest single group, one-fourth or more of the total, is made up of agricultural technicians. While many of these are professional agronomists, there arc also numerous individuals that only ore skilled agricultural workers. The next largest group ia that of economic technicians employed in the various mlnietrteu of the Cuban government as advisora tu planning and in the day-to-day ops ret Ion of the economy. Perhaps as manyall into this category. In addition, there areoviet geologiato engagedeological and mineral survey of Cuba,oviet educators in various Cuban universities and technical achoolfl, and more than 1D0 construction and Installation engineers at vork on Soviet develoyeaent projects. Other Soviet personnel aro found throughout industry, construction, and Finally, there arc oaos Soviet medical personnel In Cuba.

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