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The CIA and 'Doctor Zhivago': Memo from Nov. 19, 1958

This is one of more than 130 newly declassified CIA documents that detail the agency’s secret involvement in the printing of “Doctor Zhivago” – an audacious plan that helped deliver the book into the hands of Soviet citizens who later passed it friend to friend, allowing it to circulate in Moscow and other cities in the Eastern Bloc. Read the story of the CIA's involvement

Published April 5, 2014.