Privet Iz Afriky
According to the authors, in 1995 the Cypriot company 'Revis Servises' made almost $10 million a year in profits by selling fissile material from the Mayak Production Association in Chelyabinsk, Russia. It turned out that the Cypriot company was a front for Mayak, the Dutch company 'Amerskham Benilyuks BU,' and the Russian exporter Tekhsnabeksport. Tekhsnabeksport had previously operated as a middle man selling products from the Institute of Atomic Reactors (SRIAR) in Dmitrovgrad.
Abstract Number: 19961440
Headline: Privet Iz Afriky
Date: 18 June 1996
Bibliography: Izvestiya, p. 5
Author: Aleksandr Sychev and Gennadiy Charodeev
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