SSGN

Strategic Submarine Guided Nuclear (nuclear-powered submarine carrying nuclear or conventional cruise missiles).

SSN

Strategic Submarine Nuclear (nuclear-powered attack submarine)

START

Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, 1991. Now often referenced as START I. Negotiations began on START II and then START III, but they ended in favor of the Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty.


TTBT

Threshold Test Ban Treaty, 1974


USA PATRIOT Act

Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001


VAT

Value-Added Tax

VNIIEF

All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Experimental Physics (Sarov)

VNIITF

All-Russian Research Institute for Theoretical Physics (Snezhinsk)


WMD

Weapons of Mass Destruction



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