April 18, 1951
Review of Andrei Sakharov about Oleg Lavrentiev’s Paper
In this document, Andrei Sakharov, "father" of the Soviet thermonuclear bomb program, positively assesses Oleg Lavrientiev's ideas about the Soviet thermonuclear program, which were expressed in Lavrientiev's previously-written letters to Soviet leaders.
May 26, 1955
Proposal Concerning the Testing of an Experimental System for the Verification of the Casing Design
Proposal to develop a test warhead using radiation implosion to induce a thermonuclear reaction. The proposal emphasizes that the device will be compatible with the existing R-7 ICBM delivery system.
February 02, 1956
Note Containing an Assessment of the Parameters of a Device with Yields of 150 Megatons and One Billion Tons of TNT
A report on the material requirements and design specifications of nuclear devices with yields of 150MT and one milliard tons TNT between Soviet officials. Specifically, the use of lithium-6 deuteride and natural uranium in varying degrees is discussed.