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RUSSIAN-U.S. COOPERATION IN NUCLEAR SECURITY: THE EXPERIENCE OF THE MPC&A PROGRAM

Dmitry Kovchegin

The program to upgrade material protection, control, and accounting (MPC&A) systems at Russian nuclear facilities is an essential component of Russian-U.S. cooperation in the area of nuclear threat reduction. Not formally a part of the Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) Program, the MPC&A Program is being implemented under a separate MPC&A agreement between the Russian and U.S. governments, signed on October 2, 1999. Bilateral cooperation in the area of nuclear materials security has been running since 1992 under different agreements between the two governments, and also between U.S. national laboratories and Russian nuclear institutes. However, for the purposes of this work, we will discuss this cooperation in the form in which it has been implemented since 1999.


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PIR Center, 2013

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