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Issues & Insights Vol. 10 – No. 13

Nuclear facilities in the Russian Far East have been an essential component of Russia’s national defense strategy since the beginning of the Cold War. New millennium challenges such as the rising threat of illicit trafficking in nuclear materials, nuclear terrorism, global economic crises, and Russia’s internal transition to a democratic state undermined the safety and security of nuclear facilities in the Russian Far East, making them a target for criminal groups, terrorist organizations and profit-seeking individuals.