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Author`s name Olga Savka

Russia to destroy its chemical weapons on its own - Comments

Russia should reprocess 40 thousand tons of poisonous materialsRussia signed the International Convention banning chemical weapons back in 1993. However, it was not ratified by Russia until 1997. The actual operations began five years later in one of  seven storage facilities available at the time. The facility was located in the village Gorny of the Saratov region. In 2002, during the G-8 summit in Canada, the West promised to allocate $20 billion over the period of 10 years to step up the process. However, Russia never got the money in full due to the main sponsor i.e. Washington

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