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CIAO DATE: 08/01

Chemical Weapons Destruction in Russia: Opportunities for Regional Development, Civil Society and Business

The EastWest Institute



Lack of funding represents the most important factor behind the slow pace of destruction of the 45,000 tons of stockpiled chemical weapons in Russia, already reportedly 2-5 years behind schedule. Further delays of the process will not only endanger the environmental and health situation around the seven storage sites in Russia but may also severely undermine the Chemical Weapons Convention as a whole and thus have serious global implications.

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