"177. Comrade Voroshilov's proposal.
Approve comrade Voroshilov's proposal to purchase blueprints and technical aid relevant to the invention of the American scientist Tesla, dedicating 25 000 dollars to this task."
Well, that certainly demands further investigation.
"November 29th, 1934
Top Secret (special folder)
Politburo of the Central Committee and comrade Stalin.
In July of this year, the famous American physicist N. Tesla contacted comrade Tolokonskiy at our embassy at New York, claiming that, as a result of 30 years of work, he invented a device capable of sending a beam that destroys objects it is directed at. He offers this invention to the Soviet government, as he believes it is the only one that fights for peace, and this device is a method of defense, one that creates peace. Tesla also says that he, as a Slav, has deep sympathy for the success of our "Slavic nation".
Comrade Tolokonskiy found two of our electrical engineers working in America, comrades Smolentsev and Vartanyan (both party members), who met Tesla with the goal of finding out more about his invention.
In the course of the meeting with Tesla, they found out the following:
- He discovered a method of splitting matter (steel, mercury, etc) into tiny particles, approaching the size of one molecule.
- He discovered a method for applying many millions of volts to this molecule.
- Due to the principle of repulsion of like charges, using a voltage of 20 to 50 million volts, he can propel these particles thousands of miles away.
- He discovered a method of neutralization of these particles as they exit the device. Having lost their electrical charge, the particles fly through the air at speeds approaching light. This projectile of very small size (about 1 square mm) can destroy any living or mechanical target, and no armour can protect against it.
- Report by American scientist Nikola Tesla titled "Death Ray"
- Excerpts from comrade Vartanyan's report.
- Article from "Viner Journal" from July 18th, 1934 "At 78 years of age, Tesla invents a new death ray"
- New method of obtaining powerful effects at a distance.
- Compose a project for the construction of his device.
- Give us detailed blueprints and descriptions of aforementioned inventions.
- Give us full descriptions and recipes for chemicals used in the construction of the device.
- Act as a consultant for the duration of the construction. Tesla can provide this aid through Vartanyan.
- The work will be completed 4 months from now.