Atomic Accounting: A New Estimate of Russia’s Non-Strategic Nuclear Forces

Igor Sutyagin

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This study is an integral part of a wider effort currently being carried out by RUSI on Russia’s military capabilities. The analysis contained within draws heavily upon both the personal experiences and knowledge of the author, who was an air-defence officer in the Soviet armed forces and a former head of section within the Russian Academy of Sciences, as well as upon other elements of RUSI’s wider studies.

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