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Hiroshima for Global Peace

3. Russia ■Nuclear-Weapon State

Nuclear Disarmament

4 points

Full points 101


Change compared to the Hiroshima Report 2019: -1.7

The number of Russia’s nuclear weapons has been reduced. It also continues to implement the New START, and proposed its five-year extension. Prior to its deployment, Russia showed its new hypersonic boost glide vehicle Avangard to the U.S. inspectors. Still, it is estimated to possess approximately 6,500 nuclear warheads, and has actively developed and deployed new ICBMs and SLBMs for replacing aged delivery vehicles, as well as hypersonic boost glide weapons and nuclear-powered torpedoes. Furthermore, Russia is alleged to have violated the INF Treaty. It voted against most of the UNGA Resolutions regarding nuclear disarmament, and showed a negative attitude to the issues on humanitarian dimensions as well as legal prohibition of nuclear weapons, in particular. It has not signed the TPNW.

Nuclear Non-Proliferation

35 points

Full points 47


Change compared to the Hiroshima Report 2019: 0

Russia acceded to the IAEA Additional Protocol, in which no provision for complementary access visits is stipulated. It considers that the conclusion of an Additional Protocol should be voluntary. Russia supported a proposal by the Arab states, and participated in the UN conference on a WMD-free zone in the Middle East.

Nuclear Security

19 points

Full points 41


Change compared to the Hiroshima Report 2019: 0

Russia has ratified all relevant conventions and has introduced recommended measures of INFCIRC/225/Rev.5. In 2019, Russia’s Rosatom Technical Academy was designated as an IAEA Collaborating Centre and contributed to international efforts to strengthen nuclear security, including capacity building in the area of the RI security.

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