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July 15, 1995 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
His autobiography is titled "I Am a Hawk," and an anxious West is watching him like one. Viktor N. Mikhailov, Russia's nuclear czar, is one of the most powerful but least accountable officials in Russia. To some American policy-makers, the minister of atomic energy is a longtime obstructionist on arms control issues and a potential rogue who could market Russia's most sensitive nuclear technology to the world's pariah states.
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July 15, 1995 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
His autobiography is titled "I Am a Hawk," and an anxious West is watching him like one. Viktor N. Mikhailov, Russia's nuclear czar, is one of the most powerful but least accountable officials in Russia. To some American policy-makers, the minister of atomic energy is a longtime obstructionist on arms control issues and a potential rogue who could market Russia's most sensitive nuclear technology to the world's pariah states.
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February 19, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Moscow will shut down three of eight plants involved in nuclear weapons production amid severe fund shortages, a top government official said. Atomic Energy Minister Viktor N. Mikhailov said Russia's military nuclear program has been cut by half over the past six years and now accounts for 10% of the nuclear industry's output. However, Mikhailov said Russia will complete construction of the Bushehr nuclear power plant that it is building in Iran, and he denied U.S.
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March 3, 1998 | Associated Press
President Boris N. Yeltsin relieved the long-serving atomic energy minister of his duties Monday and named replacements for three other officials fired over the weekend. The new appointments were designed to show Yeltsin is determined to remedy shortcomings in his administration, but the replacements he named were not very different from their predecessors. Prime Minister Viktor S. Chernomyrdin said that despite the reshuffle, "the course of government . . .
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August 30, 1997 | Associated Press
A top Russian nuclear official Friday dismissed U.S. suspicions that Moscow carried out an underground nuclear test, saying a tremor in the north was the result of "an ordinary earthquake." A tremor of magnitude 3.5 was recorded in the Arctic Kara Sea nearly two weeks ago, just east of the former Soviet nuclear test site on the Novaya Zemlya archipelago, according to reports from Norway.
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September 26, 1993 | Associated Press
The Soviet nuclear arsenal included 45,000 warheads at its peak seven years ago, 12,000 more than generally believed and twice the number held by the United States at the same time, a newspaper reported. Viktor N. Mikhailov, head of the Ministry of Atomic Energy, said the Russian stockpile of highly enriched uranium is more than twice as large as commonly believed, according to today's editions of the New York Times.
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March 5, 1998 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Signaling that he is not caving in to the West, Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin named an experienced nuclear scientist Wednesday to head the nation's huge atomic program and urged him to maintain "parity" with the United States.
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October 27, 1996 | DAVID HOFFMAN, WASHINGTON POST
Less than a year after the collapse of the Soviet Union, a group of Russia's top atomic weapons scientists contracted with the United States to produce a massive study of Soviet nuclear weapons testing, providing firsthand information about Cold War events stretching over more than four decades, according to documents and interviews with key Russian participants.
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December 30, 1997 | VANORA BENNETT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russia and China made final Monday a deal worth up to $3.5 billion in a joint venture to build a nuclear plant near Shanghai as part of Beijing's plans to meet its fast-expanding power needs by constructing 100 reactors in the next 50 years. The two 1,000-megawatt units of the Russian-built plant at Lianyungang, a coastal city about 250 miles north of Shanghai, are to begin operating in 2004 and 2005, the official New China News Agency reported.
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March 10, 1995 | RALPH VARTABEDIAN and NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a pointed reaction to Russia's deal to build nuclear reactors for Iran, the Clinton Administration has canceled a high-level meeting next week at which an agreement establishing a broad scientific exchange program was to be renewed. U.S. officials have told Russia that they have "not made a decision to renew the agreement," a senior Energy Department official said, a tough stance that clearly reverses the previous intention to keep the agreement alive.
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April 4, 1995 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Russia on Monday flatly refused a plea by Defense Secretary William J. Perry to call off a $1-billion deal to sell nuclear reactors to Iran, and Kremlin officials also warned that arms control is at stake if Eastern European states are allowed to join NATO. The setbacks for U.S.
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