The Soviet biological weapons program : a history / Milton Leitenberg and Raymond A. Zilinskas, with Jens H. Kuhn.

By: Leitenberg, MiltonContributor(s): Zilinskas, Raymond A | Kuhn, Jens HMaterial type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooksPublisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2012Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 921 pages, [14] pages of plates) : illustrations, mapContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 0674065263; 9780674065260Subject(s): Biological weapons -- Soviet Union -- History | Biological warfare -- Soviet Union -- History | Biological arms control -- Soviet Union -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Soviet biological weapons program.DDC classification: 358/.3882094709045 LOC classification: UG447.8 | .L45 2012Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
The Soviet Union's biological warfare program, 1926-1972 -- Beginnings of the "modern" Soviet BW program, 1970-1977 -- The USSR Ministry of Defense facilities and the Soviet biological warfare program -- The open-air testing of biological weapons by Aralsk-7 on Vozrozhdeniye Island -- Defensive activities against biological warfare carried out in the Soviet civilian sector -- Biopreparat's role in the Soviet BW program and its survival in Russia -- Biopreparat's State Research Center for Applied Microbiology (SRCAM) -- All-Union Research Institute of Molecular Biology SPA ("Vector") -- Biopreparat facilities at Leningrad, Lyubuchany, and Stepnogorsk -- Soviet biological weapons and doctrines for their use -- Assessments of Soviet biological warfare activities by Western intelligence services -- United States covert biological warfare disinformation -- Distinguishing between offensive and defensive biological warfare activities -- Soviet allegations of the use of biological weapons by the United States -- Sverdlovsk 1979: the release of bacillus anthracis spores from a Soviet Ministry of Defense facility and its consequences -- Allegations of Soviet responsibility for the use of mycotoxins -- Collaboration of Warsaw Pact states in the USSR's biological warfare program -- The question of biological weapons proliferation from the USSR biological warfare program -- Recalcitrant Russian policies in a parallel area: chemical weapon demilitarization -- The USSR, Russia and biological warfare arms control -- The Gorbachev years: the Soviet biological weapons program, 1985-1992 -- Boris Yeltsin to the present -- United States and international efforts to prevent proliferation of biological weapons expertise from the former Soviet Union.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The Soviet Union's biological warfare program, 1926-1972 -- Beginnings of the "modern" Soviet BW program, 1970-1977 -- The USSR Ministry of Defense facilities and the Soviet biological warfare program -- The open-air testing of biological weapons by Aralsk-7 on Vozrozhdeniye Island -- Defensive activities against biological warfare carried out in the Soviet civilian sector -- Biopreparat's role in the Soviet BW program and its survival in Russia -- Biopreparat's State Research Center for Applied Microbiology (SRCAM) -- All-Union Research Institute of Molecular Biology SPA ("Vector") -- Biopreparat facilities at Leningrad, Lyubuchany, and Stepnogorsk -- Soviet biological weapons and doctrines for their use -- Assessments of Soviet biological warfare activities by Western intelligence services -- United States covert biological warfare disinformation -- Distinguishing between offensive and defensive biological warfare activities -- Soviet allegations of the use of biological weapons by the United States -- Sverdlovsk 1979: the release of bacillus anthracis spores from a Soviet Ministry of Defense facility and its consequences -- Allegations of Soviet responsibility for the use of mycotoxins -- Collaboration of Warsaw Pact states in the USSR's biological warfare program -- The question of biological weapons proliferation from the USSR biological warfare program -- Recalcitrant Russian policies in a parallel area: chemical weapon demilitarization -- The USSR, Russia and biological warfare arms control -- The Gorbachev years: the Soviet biological weapons program, 1985-1992 -- Boris Yeltsin to the present -- United States and international efforts to prevent proliferation of biological weapons expertise from the former Soviet Union.

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LeitenbergMilton : Milton Leitenberg is Senior Research Scholar at the University of Maryland.ZilinskasRaymond A.: Raymond A. Zilinskas is Director of the Chemical and Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Program at the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

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