Special dossier containing a resolution to send a Soviet geological prospecting party to survey North Korea for beryllium.
April 12, 1948
Protocol No. 61 of a Meeting of the Special Committee under the Council of Ministers of the USSR (Excerpt)
Members of the Special Committee: Coms. Beria, Malenkov, Voznesenskii, Zavenyagin, Makhnev.
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.
Chairman of the Special Committee under the Council of Ministers of the USSR L. Beria
Memorandum of the Special Committee of the CC CPSU postponing the geological prospecting for uranium in North Korea.
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