Nuclear mafia

Trimble, Jeff
June 1994
U.S. News & World Report;6/6/94, Vol. 116 Issue 22, p17
Discusses concern that Russian organized-crime members have already attained or will attain the capacity to steal nuclear weapons. Comment by FBI Director Louis Freeh; Fear that the Russian mafia, which operates virtually unchecked inside the former Soviet Union, is expanding abroad; Potential profit in Russia's still potent nuclear arsenal; Attempts to steal radioactive materials.


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