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Russia's Nuclear and Missile Complex: The Human Factor in Proliferation

Published by the Non-Proliferation Project of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, this 126-page study "provides the first detailed statistical glimpse inside the Russian nuclear and missile complexes." The report is the product of detailed studies performed in five Russian nuclear cities and three Russian missile enterprises by Russian social scientist Valentin Tikhonov. The result is "the most complete picture yet available of the living and working conditions of Russia's weapons experts." Among many other things, the report finds that working conditions and living standards for Russia's nuclear and missile experts have declined sharply in post-Communist Russia, with more than 62 percent of employees earning less than $50 per month. As conditions continue to worsen, it becomes all the more likely that some of these hard-pressed individuals might sell their expertise to aspiring nuclear nations. The full text of the report may be downloaded by section in .pdf format at the site.
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April 27th, 2001
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April 7th, 2003 at 3:25pm
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April 7th, 2003 at 3:25pm
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