There are a multitude of reasons why Russia has not allowed American experts to have access to the many sites where non-alert nuclear weapons are stored. Each reason is explored, and it is concluded that access could be granted only by a pronouncement from the highest levels of government, which is exactly what Prime Minister Kasyanov did on 1 April 2002. It is argued that the ascendancy of economic policy and the recognition that the threat of nuclear terrorism applies to Russia, as well as to the United States, overruled all objections. Note: This document has been added to the Homeland Security Digital Library in agreement with the Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering WMD (PASCC) as part of the PASCC collection. Permission to download and/or retrieve this resource has been obtained through PASCC.
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