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April 12, 1948

PROTOCOL NO. 61 OF A MEETING OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE UNDER THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS OF THE USSR (EXCERPT)

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    Memorandum of the Special Committee of the CC CPSU postponing the geological prospecting for uranium in North Korea.
    "Protocol No. 61 of a Meeting of the Special Committee under the Council of Ministers of the USSR (Excerpt)," April 12, 1948, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, APRF, Fond 93, delo 2/48, listy 89-100. Reprinted in L.D. Ryabev, Atomnyi Proekt SSSR: dokumenty i materialy, vol. 2, book 1 (Moscow-Sarov: Nauka Fizmatlit-VNIIEF, 1999), pp. 269-277. Translated for NKIDP by Sergey Radchenko. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/110597
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Moscow, Kremlin 12 April 1948
Top secret
Special dossier

Members of the Special Committee: Coms. Beria, Malenkov, Voznesenskii, Zavenyagin, Makhnev.

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IX. On prospecting for A-9 [uranium-SR] in North Korea

(cc. Beria, Voznesenskii, Zavenyagin, Malyshev, Lomako, Borisov)

Postpone the discussion of this question, entrust cc. Malyshev, Lomako and Zavenyagin to meticulously discuss once again the expediency of conducting in North Korea prospecting work for A-9 and to submit their proposals for discussion by the S[pecial] C[ommittee] in two weeks' time.

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Chairman of the Special Committee under the Council of Ministers of the USSR L. Beria