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I generally cough up simultaneity in patents to the multiple discovery theory.
I also don't put it past major players in cold war bureaucracy to pre and post date to support a narrative of the general one-upsmanship during that time period.
This event falling into the Лысе́нковщина period, I don't tend to draw any firm conclusions about anything based on government records.
Indeed. I don't trust either government during that period.
The thing about that period is it was the attempt by the politburo to rebrand using politically correct science and excise "capitalist science." They promoted a lot of younger people with dubious intellectual integrity, who then became eventual scientific leadership in the party. That collapsed in the middle late 60s, but set the stage for long running science-as-doctrine for the purposes of strategic legitimization.