The following is an excerpt from the CIA’s copy of the Commerce Department's publication of "On the Expanses of the Indian Ocean," by V. Bogorov, reprinted as part of a regular series tracking Soviet media. The article was a chronicle of a Soviet expedition in the Indian Ocean published in the propaganda newspaper Pravda. Bogorov, exploring as part of the International Geophysical Year, described the discovery of several small islands in the Indian Ocean as the remnants of the lost continent of Lemuria, though it was not clear from the context if the Theosophical version or the obsolete geological hypothesis was intended.
On the Expanses of the Indian Ocean
[...] In the Western portion of the Indian Ocean we crossed the Equator six times. Here, close to the shores of Africa, is an area of an enormous number of small islands. They are the remnants of the ancient continent of Lemuria, which was lost under the waters of the ocean. In tests of the bottom, conducted at depths of almost five kilometers, sand was found under a two-meter layer of ordinary oceanic silt. Apparently this also is a trace of ancient Lemuria. The isles are surrounded by coral reefs, and atolls often rise several meters above the water. Corals are the principle accumulators of lime. Gigantic colonies of these small organisms have been conducting their constructive work for hundreds of millions of years. [...]
("On the Expanses of the Indian Ocean," by V. Bogorov, Corresponding Member of the Academy of Sciences USSR, Head of Expedition, aboard the expeditionary ship "Vityaz" (via radio), Pravda, 29 April 1960, p 6)