In the United States died, the author of the destruction of Soviet nuclear weapons

В США умер автор программы уничтожения советского ядерного оружия

In the United States died, a former U.S. Senator Richard Lugar, known as a co-author of the program of recycling removed from service of nuclear and chemical weapons in the former Soviet Union, reports RIA “Novosti”.

“87-year-old Senator Richard Lugar, who was mayor of Indianapolis from 1968 to 1975, a U.S. Senator from 1977 to 2013 and President of the Lugar Center in 2013, peacefully departed this life on Sunday, April 28,” – said in a statement on the website of the Lugar Center. On this information, you Lugar suffered from complications of a chronic disease.

Richard Lugar, one of the authors of the so-called Nunn-Lugar program, which was also developed Sam Nunn. In 1991 they initiated the adoption of a law according to which the United States could assist the countries of the former USSR in the disposal of nuclear and chemical weapons and their means of delivery.

For the duration of the program was disposed of or decommissioned 7610 nuclear warheads, 902 Intercontinental ballistic missiles, closed 498 launchers, 191 mobile launch facility for ballistic missiles, 155 bombers, 906 missiles “air-land” with nuclear warheads, 492 launchers, sea-based, 684 ballistic missile submarines, 33 submarines capable of carrying nuclear weapons, and 3,192 thousand tons of Russian and Albanian chemical weapons.

The result of the program Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Belarus become nuclear-free States.