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This book is the first to summarize materials on Soviet biological weapons, the history of the Soviet Union’s secret preparation for offensive biological warfare against an unspecified enemy, and the grave consequences suffered by this country as a result of the entire thoughtless endeavour.
The book is intended for scientists, experts and managers involved in biological sciences, medicine, military matters, disarmament and biological security, as well as for members of environmental organizations, the reading public and the community at large interested in the current issues of biological warfare and biological security.
Lev Aleksandrovich Fedorov
Professional chemist with a doctorate in chemical sciences. After graduating from Moscow State University in 1965, he worked at the Academy of Sciences of the USSR/Russia until his retirement.
In 1992, after co-authoring an article entitled «The Poisoned Policy» in Moscow News, he became one of the accused in a sensational case against «betrayers of state secrets» concerning chemical weapons. The case happily came to nothing.
In 1993, he founded and headed the Union for Chemical Safety that speaks out in defense of people and nature against chemical aggression perpetrated by the state. The Union is involved in studying and dealing with environmental consequences of the development and production of stockpiles of chemical, missile and biological weapons. The Union also deals with the damage to humans and the environment from the excessive use of such dangerous «chemicals» as pesticides, dioxins, heavy metals and other man-made contaminants.
L. A. Fedorov is the author of the first Russian monographs on such important environmental issues as dioxins (1993), chemical weapons (1995) and others.