Russian nuclear forces, 2019

By Hans M. Kristensen, Matt Korda, March 4, 2019

A Russian Topol-M mobile missile at a 2012 parade. A Russian Topol-M mobile missile at a 2012 parade.

The Nuclear Notebook is researched and written by Hans M. Kristensen, director of the Nuclear Information Project with the Federation of American Scientists, and Matt Korda, a research associate with the project. The Nuclear Notebook column has been published in the Bulletin since 1987. This issue’s column examines Russia’s nuclear arsenal, which includes 4,490 warheads that can be delivered via long-range strategic launchers and shorter-range tactical nuclear forces. The Nuclear Notebook is always free-access in the Bulletin‘s subscription magazine.

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