Foreword by James Risen

Note to Readers
Why this book is a detective story

1 War and Peace
The background of the story—from Napoleon’s march on Moscow to the collapse of the Soviet Union

2 Capturing the World—on Paper
Describing the style, content, and symbology of the Red Army’s maps of the world

3 Plots and Plans
The overt and covert methods of the Soviet cartographers

4 Resurrection
The discovery of the maps after the fall of the Soviet Union and their continuing significance today

Appendix 1 Examples of Maps of Various Series and Scales
Appendix 2 References and Resources
Appendix 3 Translation of Typical City Plan Spravka
Appendix 4 Translation of Typical Topographic Map Spravka
Appendix 5 Symbols and Annotation
Appendix 6 Glossary of Common Terms and Abbreviations
Appendix 7 Print Codes
Appendix 8 Secrecy and Control

General Index
Place-Names Index