1,051. 9/7/1997

“In September [7] 1997, former Russian national security advisor Alexander Lebed revealed that many suitcase nukes were lost following the dissolution of the Soviet Union. In an interview on 60 Minutes, Lebed said: ‘I’m saying that more than a hundred weapons out of the supposed number of 250 are not under the control of the armed forces of Russia. I don’t know their location. I don’t know whether they have been destroyed or whether they are stored or whether they’ve been sold or stolen.’ ”

 – Tom Ridge with Lary Bloom, The Test of Our Times, Page 61

Categorised in:

Comments are closed here.