Donald L. Creacey, 81, a senior Russian analyst for the CIA, where he worked from 1965 to 1996, died May 15 at his home in Arlington. He had coronary artery disease.

Mr. Creacey served in the Air Force from 1951 to 1962, attaining the rank of major and becoming fluent in Russian.

Donald Lee Creacey was a native of Mentone, Calif., and a 1951 graduate of the University of Redlands in California. He received a master’s degree in government economics from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Survivors include three brothers.

— Adam Bernstein