Russia’s Use and Stockpiles of Highly Enriched Uranium Pose Significant Nuclear Risks

Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017
by B. Rose Kelly, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

Russia currently holds the world’s largest stockpile of highly enriched uranium, a nuclear weapon-usable material, posing significant nuclear security risks, according to a recent report issued by the International Panel on Fissile Materials (IPFM), a group based at Princeton University and made up of nuclear experts from 16 countries.

The report, “The Use of Highly Enriched Uranium as Fuel in Russia,” provides unprecedented details of the military and civilian use of highly enriched uranium in Russia — the only country to produce highly enriched uranium as an export.  Learn more about Russia's uranium.