Analysis of the copying documents of the object with the Center in 1946-1947 confirmed that at that time the initial Sarov basis for design and further functioning of KB-11 wasn’t significant. They started from practically nothing…
As the object started to “become clear” and the most urgent question was the protection of the specified territory. The KB-11 Design Bureau was added to highly classified secure enterprises with confined space territory on February, 17 1947 by Council of ministers regulation N297-130 signed by I.V.Stalin.
Though the town was not formed yet, the village had already disappeared. At that time it was an anonymous settlement that was condemned to be “invisible” for several decades not only for foreign countries but also for own countrymen. Manufacturing process was building up in the center of it; its aim was to ensure security blankets of the country in the new conditions of world confrontation.
It was initially given several provisional names, such as Base 112, Site 550, and then it was called Yasnogorsk, Kremlyev, and Arzamas-75. Afterwards "75" was changed into "16", and with the name of Arzamas-16 the nuclear center became famous not only countrywide but also worldwide in the epoch of glasnost.