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Last Updated: March, 2013


The below entries provide analytical descriptions of selected nuclear facilities in Russia. Since definitive information on Russia's nuclear facilities is often classified, the descriptions and locations of these facilities are sometimes speculative, based on the most credible available open source material. Entries are regularly updated as further information becomes available.

Facilities Descriptions

Missile-Research and Development
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  • 8,500 to 10,000 nuclear warheads, including approximately 3,000 awaiting dismantlement
  • Pursued a covert biological weapons program during the Soviet era while a state party to the BTWC
  • Scheduled to complete destruction of its chemical weapons stockpile by December 2020

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