This book describes the origins, growth, and decline of the massive Soviet nuclear weapons production complex. It provides an overview of what is known about the environmental contamination that resulted from building tens of thousands of bombs, a legacy that will remain for many decades to come.
1. A Brief History of the Russian Bomb 2. An Overview of the Stockpile and Complex 3. Chelyabinsk-65/Mayak Chemical Combine 4. Tomsk-7 and Krasnoyarsk-26 5. Nuclear Fuel Cycle Activities 6. Radioactive Contamination from Nuclear-Powered Vessels