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Russian Atomic Bomb Progress

In light of the Soviet Union's detonation of its first nuclear device on August 29th, 1949, U.S. officials contemplated the need to "examine the secrecy classification of current operations". The Soviet Union had already obtained a great deal of information about the Manhattan Project through spies during WWII.

Russian Bomb Progress

Subject

Communism | Atomic Weapons

Creator

Records of the Atomic Energy Commission, Record Group 326

Source

Security Division Files, 1942-1965

Date

October 20, 1945

Rights

National Archives at Atlanta

Format

Textual Document

Identifier

National Archives Identifier 6423631

Coverage

Oak Ridge (Tenn.)

Original Format

Paper
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