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    Re: Russian Biological and Chemical weapons

    Post  George1 on Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:15 am

    OPCW chief to attend closing of Russian chemical weapons destruction facility

    The Maradykovo facility has stored more than 40,000 air bombs and missile warheads stuffed with mixtures of toxic agents, which made up 17.4% of all Russian chemical weapons stockpiles

    KIROV, October 30. /TASS/. The Maradykovo chemical weapons storage and destruction facility in Russia’s Kirov Region, 1,000 km east of Moscow, will be officially closed in the town of Mirny on Friday. Since 1953, this facility has stored more than 40,000 air bombs and missile warheads stuffed with mixtures of toxic agents, which made up 17.4% of all Russian chemical weapons stockpiles.

    In September 2006, the full-scale disposal of chemical weapons was launched at the facility. Over the years since then, such substances as sarin, soman, mustards-lewisite mixture, in particular, have been destroyed.

    After the closure the facility will undergo rehabilitation and will be reorganised for the manufacturing of civilian products.

    The decommissioning ceremony will be attended by Director General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Ahmet Uzumcu, as well as Russian presidential envoy in the Volga Federal District, Chairman of the State Commission on Chemical Disarmament, Mikhail Babich, representatives of the Russian Foreign Ministry, ambassadors of several countries to the OPCW.

    On Wednesday, Uzumcu told TASS that OPCW had no doubts that Russia would complete the destruction of its chemical weapons stocks by 2020. He said that initially all countries that possessed chemical weapons were supposed to dispose of their stocks of toxic agents by April 29, 2012. But that did not happen due to technical and financial problems. After consultations with the OPCW member states, the OPCW decided to prolong the deadline until 2020. Russia pledged to dispose of all chemical warfare agents by 2020.

    This year, Russia has finished work at four chemical weapons disposal plants: Leonidovka (the Penza region); Pochep (the Bryansk region); Maradykovo (the Kirov region) and Shchuchye (the Kurgan region). Russia has shut down the first two plants.

    Mr. Ahmet Uzumcu, who is paying a visit to Russia, will attend a ceremony of closing the Maradykovo facility on October 30, while a facility in the Kurgan region will shut down on November 20. After that, a facility in Kizner will remain the only chemical weapons disposal plant in Russia that will be operational after 2015. Uzumcu is sure that Russia which has already destroyed more than 91% of its chemical weapons stocks will complete the process successfully by 2020.

    The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) is the basic document of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which bans production, development, possession and use of chemical weapons. Signatory states undertake a commitment to declare and destroy their arsenals of chemical weapons and their production facilities. The process is carried out under strict international control.

    Russia signed the convention in January 1993 having declared about 40,000 tonnes of chemical warfare agents. Chemical weapons destruction is Russia started in December 2002. "About 36,000 tonnes of toxic chemical agents, or more than 91% of Russia’s aggregate arsenals, have already been destroyed," chairman of Russia’s state commission on chemical disarmament, Mikhail Babich, said in September 2015.


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    Post  max steel on Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:50 pm

    US bioweapons labs, billions in research is a ‘real problem’ angry




    The head of Russia’s Security Council has warned of “a real problem” posed by the growing number of US-controlled laboratories that produce biological weapons. Nikolay Patrushev estimated that Washington allocates “tens of billions of dollars” to this research.
    Speaking after Russia’s Security Council meeting, Patrushev mentioned the threat stemming from biological weapons laboratories that operate on the territories of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

    “There are also other problems, such as the production of military oriented biological weapons and the very large funding allocated to this,” Patrushev said. “This is tens of billions of dollars. Additionally, the number of laboratories under US jurisdiction or control has increased 20 times.”

    What is more worrying is that some of such laboratories “operated and operate” on CIS soil, said Patrushev.“This is why the problem is real,” he said.

    The head of the Security Council has also mentioned the chemical weapons issue, saying that Russia will dispose of its remaining arsenal by 2020 – eight years earlier than the US.

    “We are putting into practice a program to get rid of chemical weapons. Russia will dispose of these weapons by 2020. It was expected that the US will also destroy these weapons by that time, but according to today’s plans, it will carry out the disposal by 2028,” Patrushev told journalists.

    In June, the Russian Foreign Ministry accused the US of encircling Russia with bioweapons labs, as well as obstructing international efforts to eradicate biological weapons.

    One of Russia’s particular concerns is the Richard G. Lugar Center for Public and Animal Health Research, a research facility for high-level biohazard agents, located near Tbilisi, Georgia, a CIS member and Russia’s neighbor.

    “American and Georgian authorities are trying to cover up the real nature of this US military unit, which studies highly dangerous infectious diseases. The Pentagon is trying to establish similar covert medico-biological facilities in other countries [in Russia's neighborhood],” the Russian ministry said in June. ( they were planning such labs in Ukraine also in 2014.)

    At the time, Moscow also blamed the US for derailing “decades of international effort to strengthen” the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC), a 1972 international treaty aimed at eradicating bioweapons worldwide.

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    Re: Russian Biological and Chemical weapons

    Post  sepheronx on Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:53 pm

    Well, those bioweapon labs will be a problem for those countries that they are in. As well, Russia could always just stop the destruction of their bioweapons and state none further will be destroyed till US shuts down these labs.

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    Post  max steel on Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:36 pm

    sepheronx wrote:Well, those bioweapon labs will be a problem for those countries that they are in. As well, Russia could always just stop the destruction of their bioweapons and state none further will be destroyed till US shuts down these labs.


    No such info is there that Russia is destroying its bio weapons only chemical . Apart from 1970 Chimera Leak no big info came out on Russian bioweapons in media till date. But the issue is location , russia has bioweapons but within its territory meanwhile US is playing dangerous games near russian borders , recently they mailed live anthrax samples at their base in South Korea. Even North Korea accused US of using such weapons.

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    Post  sepheronx on Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:49 pm

    Well, if anything bad were to happen to those facilities and whatever disease leaks to the population of that country, I imagine the backlash would be enough to send the US packing real quick.

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    Post  max steel on Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:06 pm

    sepheronx wrote:Well, if anything bad were to happen to those facilities and whatever disease leaks to the population of that country, I imagine the backlash would be enough to send the US packing real quick.


    I fear more for Russians than sheeple living across borders licking amerikan arse. Bio-weapons are very contagious. US used it without hesitation against both Koreans and Chinese in past.

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    Re: Russian Biological and Chemical weapons

    Post  sepheronx on Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:17 pm

    Since Russia is aware of the facilities, they are more than likely keeping an eye and ear on this place and movement. But I agree, it is scary. Some thermbaric warheads on Iskander and be ready for those to fly at such designations.

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    Re: Russian Biological and Chemical weapons

    Post  max steel on Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:37 pm

    Is it even possible to contain a bioweapon before it's being used ?

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    Post  max steel on Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:08 am

    Russian Radiation, Chemical Biological Defense Troops Get New Equipment

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    Re: Russian Biological and Chemical weapons

    Post  max steel on Thu Dec 03, 2015 11:38 am

    State Dept: Russia 'Good Treaty Partner' in Destroying Chemical Weapons

    Yup and meanwhile US still lagging behind in destroying chemical weapons let alone bio-weapons.



    US State Department Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller said that Russia has been fully complying with the schedule for chemical weapons destruction agreed on in a joint treaty.

    Russia has been fully complying with the schedule for chemical weapons destruction agreed on in a joint treaty, US State Department Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller said in a hearing on Tuesday.

    "They [Russia] are good treaty partners in the chemical weapons convention,” Gottemoeller said. “They are continuing to destroy tons and tons of Soviet-era chemical weapons and are doing so according to an agreed schedule.”“They [Russia] are working with us in Syria to bring to final conclusion Syria’s elimination of its chemical weapons arsenal,” Gottemoeller stated.


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