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Nuclear Arms Expert Reportedly Kills Self

November 01, 1996|From Times Wire Reports

The director of a Russian nuclear weapons research center killed himself in despair over funding cuts, Russian media reported. Vladimir Nechai, 60, shot himself Wednesday at his office in the Federal Nuclear Center at Snezhinsk, one of Russia's two major nuclear weapons research centers. Snezhinsk was a top-secret city in the Ural Mountains known as Chelyabinsk-70 in Soviet times. It is still closed to most Russians and foreigners.

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