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Nuclear Weapons

Volume 205: debated on Friday 13 March 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what figures he has been given by the military authorities of the Commonwealth of Independent States forces for (a) the total number of nuclear warheads in the CIS stockpile and (b) the total amount of nuclear explosive material in warheads or in store in the CIS.

The Russian authorities have indicated that the former Soviet nuclear arsenal contains in excess of 27,000 warheads but have given no details of the amount of fissile material they possess.