Response of USSR to false allegations that Americans used biological weapons in North Korea calls for both dismissal of V.N. Razuvaev from his posts as Ambassador of the USSR to the DPRK and military adviser and the commission of Molotov to address the allegations and send his resultant report to Mao Zedong and Kim Il Sung. This protocol also authorizes the removal of Ignatiev from the CC CPSU.
April 24, 1953
Cover Sheet for Issue II considered by the CPSU Presidium at its Session on 24 April 1953
P6/II To Cdes. Beria, Molotov, Khrushchev, Bulganin
6 24 April 1953
II. Note of the USSR MVD concerning a Review of the Report from the Former [Soviet] Advisers Assigned to the DPRK Ministry of Public Security and Ministry of Internal Affairs, Cdes. Glukhov and Smirnov.
Decision – Special Dossier
[Translator’s note: On the back of the document is the handwritten notation.]
File: 46. Korea – On the Use by
the Americans of Biological Weaponry
46% -- USSR Embassy in the DPRK
46.34% -- Mil. Advisers
7% -- CC Staff
Note No. 25B of Cde. Beria dated 11 IV 53
Note No. 37B of Cde. Beria dated 21 IV 53
Note No. 59ss of Cde. Molotov dated 21 IV 53
Note No. 59M of Cde. Molotov dated 19 IV 53
A cover sheet verifying that the allegations of the United States used biological weapons in Korea were discussed at the CPSU Presidium on 24 April 1953.
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