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    Sami Sebya Vysekli

    This article is part of a collection examining reported incidents of nuclear or radioactive materials trafficking in or originating from the Newly Independent States.

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    Samoubiytsy

    This article is part of a collection examining reported incidents of nuclear or radioactive materials trafficking in or originating from the Newly Independent States.

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    Sary-Shagan

    The primary function of Sary-Shagan is testing of anti-ballistic missile (ABM) systems.

    The Sary-Shagan test site conducts work on strategic anti-aircraft defense, anti-ballistic missile defense, and anti-satellite systems. Established in 1956, Sary-Shagan was a natural choice for a test site for anti-ballistic missile (ABM) systems. It is located about 1,600 km from Russia's Kapustin Yar ballistic missile ...

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    Turkey Says Seized Substance Not Uranium

    This article is part of a collection examining reported incidents of nuclear or radioactive materials trafficking in or originating from the Newly Independent States.

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    Say-Utes

    From 1949-1989, the Soviet Union conducted more than 400 nuclear test explosions in Kazakhstan, for both military and peaceful purposes. [2] The majority of these tests occurred, including the first successful Soviet test in 1949, occurred at the Semipalatinsk Test Site in Kazakhstan. [3] These tests imparted a legacy of radiation exposure to the local population, harmful environmental effects, and ...

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    State Security

    This article is part of a collection examining reported incidents of nuclear or radioactive materials trafficking in or originating from the Newly Independent States.

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    Uranium Is Seized In Slovakia

    This article is part of a collection examining reported incidents of nuclear or radioactive materials trafficking in or originating from the Newly Independent States

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    Selling to Survive

    This article is part of a collection examining reported incidents of nuclear or radioactive materials trafficking in or originating from the Newly Independent States.

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    Semipalatinsk Test Site

    Semipalatinsk

    Between 1949 and 1989, the Semipalatinsk Test Site was one of the primary locations for Soviet above and below ground nuclear testing. The first Soviet nuclear weapons test, codenamed Pervaya molniya or First Lighting, took place at Semipalatinsk on 29 August 1949. In total, 456 nuclear tests, including 340 underground and 116 atmospheric tests, were conducted at Semipalatinsk Test ...

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    Uranium Smugglers Sentenced in Tajikistan

    This article is part of a collection examining reported incidents of nuclear or radioactive materials trafficking in or originating from the Newly Independent States.

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