May 13, 1946
Decree of the USSR Council of Ministers, 'Questions of Reactive Weaponry'
Council of Ministers decree on the formation of the postwar Soviet missile industry.
October 15, 1951
Memorandum of D. F. Ustinov to L. P. Beria on the Use of German Specialists
Summary report on the use of German specialists for Soviet rocket development
February 13, 1953
USSR Council of Ministers Decree, 'On the Plan of Scientific-Research Work on Long-Range Missiles in 1953-1955'
Council of Ministers decree approving development of several intercontinental missiles
November 25, 1953
Memorandum by V. A. Malyshev, et. al., to the Presidium of the CPSU Central Committee on the Creation of a Long-Range Missile with a Nuclear Warhead
On the creation of a long-range missile to carry nuclear warheads
February 12, 1955
Decree of the USSR Council of Ministers, 'On a New Test Range for the USSR Ministry of Defense'
Council of Ministers decree approving a launch range in Kazakhstan for testing the ICBM
April 10, 1957
Memorandum from V. M. Riabikov and S. P. Korolev to N. S. Khrushchev on the State of Preparations for the First Launch of the R-7 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
Preparations to launch the first R-7 ICBM
May 16, 1957
Report of V. M. Riabikov, M. I. Nedelin, K. N. Rudnev, and S. P. Korolev to the CPSU Central Committee
Results of first launch of the R-7 ICB
August 14, 1967
Intelligence Note 669 from Thomas L. Hughes to the Secretary, 'Tests of Soviet Fractional Orbital Bombardment System (FOBS)'
Soviet tests of a fractional orbital bombardment system (FOBS) attracted the interest of the US intelligence community because of the unique challenges it posed to defenses. At that point, August 1967, the US had no means to detect a FOBs attack but INR noted that a satellite detection system would be operational during 1970. This was a reference to the secret Defense Support Program (DSP), which would use infrared technology to detect missile launches and reduce any surprise advantage from the FOBs. The Soviets recognized this and later retired their twenty or so ICBMs with FOBs capabilities in 1983.