CTR Assistance - What It Does: Russia


Russia inherited the vast majority of the weapons of mass destruction and weapons production, research and development capability of the former Soviet Union. It will remain a nuclear weapons state as the successor of the Soviet Union. Through CTR assistance the United States is helping Russia to accelerate strategic arms reduction efforts to meet START elimination levels earlier than Russia could achieve unassisted. CTR assistance is also helping to intiate the Russian chemical weapons demilitarization efforts. Over $503 million has been committed to Russia.

In Russia, CTR:

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