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Russia

Theft Ranking
Has Weapons-Usable Nuclear Materials
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Score64
Rank18

Summary

Russia ranks 18th in the theft ranking, increasing its score by 2 points from 2014. Russia improved by updating its regulatory requirements for cybersecurity at nuclear facilities. In the future, Russia’s nuclear materials security conditions could be improved by requiring more frequent personnel vetting and reporting of suspicious behavior and ensuring its laws and regulations for security of material during transport reflect the latest IAEA nuclear security guidelines. Russia’s nuclear materials security conditions remain adversely affected by its high quantities of materials and the large number of sites at which they are located, political instability, governance and corruption challenges, and the presence of groups interested in and capable of illicitly acquiring materials.


Category & Indicator Scores

Category & Indicators
Rank / Score / Δ

Quantities and Sites
23
=19

Quantities of Nuclear Materials
0
=23

Sites and Transportation
0
=23

Material Production / Elimination Trends
100
=1

Security and Control Measures
+10
80
12

On-site Physical Protection
80
=13

Control and Accounting Procedures
100
=1

Insider Threat Prevention
78
=4

Physical Security During Transport
50
=12

Response Capabilities
86
=9

Cybersecurity
+100
100
=1

Global Norms
100
=1

International Legal Commitments
100
=1

Voluntary Commitments
100
=1

International Assurances
100
=1

Domestic Commitments and Capacity
89
18

UNSCR 1540 Implementation
80
=11

Domestic Nuclear Materials Security Legislation
100
=1

Safeguards Adherence and Compliance
67
=17

Independent Regulatory Agency
100
=1

Risk Environment
-4
14
24

Political Stability
-15
30
22

Effective Governance
25
=20

Pervasiveness of Corruption
0
=21

Group(s) Interested in Illicitly Acquiring Materials
0
=22

Legend

= denotes tie in rank
Δ denotes change in score between 2014 and 2016
– denotes no change between 2014 and 2016
All countries are scored 0–100, where 100 = most favorable nuclear security conditions

Note on Scores

Indicator scores equal the sum of the subindicator scores. Scores are then normalized 0-100, where 100 = most favorable nuclear materials security conditions.