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Russia's Nuclear Warriors

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There is no classroom activity for this program. The following resources from the companion Web site accompany this program:

The Director's Story
Leslie Woodhead, producer of "Russia's Nuclear Warriors," talks about meeting members of the elite squad of highly trained individuals who control Russia's nuclear missiles and the many hurdles he had to clear in Russia to make this film. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

False Alarms on the Nuclear Front
Since the late 1970s, Russian and American missileers have each come close twice to launching nuclear missiles in response to a perceived attack under way from the other side. Read the details of each. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Global Guide to Nuclear Missiles
Use this interactive map to find out what nuclear weapons comprise the arsenals of the five Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) states and where they are kept, as well as what weapons the non-NPT countries have and where nuclear weapons may be in the process of secret development. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

From First Alert to Missile Launch (Hot Science)
Experience in real time the tense 10 minutes of a launch-on-warning scenario within Russia. The imaginary countdown begins when Russian operators at early-warning centers first detect blips on their screen and ends with the launch of a counterattack. (Flash plug-in required; non-Flash version available.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)



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Russia's Nuclear Warriors

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