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November 16, 1945

TASS Report Distributed to Cdes. I.V. Stalin, V.M. Molotov, A.I. Mikoyan, L.P. Beria, G.M. Malenkov, V.N. Merkulo, A. Ya. Vyshinsky, and V.G. Dekanozov, 'Radio Broadcast'

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[stamp: the Secret

Department of TASS]

Top Secret




PARIS, French, 15 November, transcript.


The “Daily Sketch” reports that the first automobile powered by atomic energy rode across London yesterday. The engine, operating on atomic energy, is supposedly enclosed in a metal cylinder 8 cm in diameter and placed inside the automobile. Naval vessels and aircraft can move on the same principle. The inventor, one Wilson, has heretofore been unknown to the public. His project is being subjected to close study in the Ministry of Fuel and Energy right now.


Eleven copies printed


1 – to Cde. I. V. Stalin

2 – to Cde. V. M. Molotov

3 – to Cde. A. I. Mikoyan

4 – to Cde. L. P. Beria  

5 – to Cde. G. M. Malenkov

6  - to Cde. N. A. Voznesensky

7 – to Cde. V. N. Merkulov

8 – to Cde. A. Ya. Vyshinsky

9 – to Cde. V. G. Dekanozov

10 to Cde. G. F. Aleksandrov

11 – to file


Outgoing Nº 541ss

16 November 1945

M. Nº 443

   zp  [handwritten: PR]




TASS reports on the first car to run on atomic energy, which drove through London on November 4, 1945.

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RGASPI, f. 558, op. 11, d. 98, ll. 0150. Contributed by Sergey Radchenko and translated by Gary Goldberg.


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