Over the past three decades, scientist in the Former Soviet Union (FSU) and in the West have developed innovative experimental techniques, measurement diagnostics, and constitutive models of the Spall Process. Extensive literature has been built up over the years in Western publications. However, much of the FSU work was not available in English and was largely inaccessible to Western readers. Improved communication between Western and FSU scientists since the end of the Cold War now allows the parallel FSU and Western work to be collected, compared, cross-correlated, and examined for new insights and ideas for future directions. The goal of this project was to make formerly inaccessible FSU results available to Western readers and to create a handy reference source for fracture kinetics data, experimental techniques, measurement diagnostics, interpretation methods, constitutive modeling approaches, and numerical computation approaches and results. We hope this work will be useful to investigators and engineers dealing with fast load and fracture as well as to investigators working in the field of physics of strength.