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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

Votkinsk

At Votkinsk, Soviet SS-20, SS-23 and SS-12 missiles had been assembled at the plant. Soviet SS-25 missiles--similar but with a greater range--were being assembled there. These SS-25 missiles were not banned by the INF Treaty. The purpose of U.S. portal monitoring inspections at Votkinsk was to ensure that the USSR did not assemble the banned SS-20 missile under the guise of an SS-25 missile. U.S. on-site inspectors would not enter the plant; instead, they would continuously monitor the portal and patrol the perimeter.





Sources and Methods

  • Photographs and Site Diagrams Appended to the Memorandum of Understanding for the Treaty Between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the Elimination of Their Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles, December 1987.
  • Memorandum of Understanding Regarding the Establishment of the Data Base for the Treaty Between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the Elimination of Their Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles, December 1987.



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