(Source : Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to IAEA, 22 March
It can be noted that while the International
Guidelines for the Management of Plutonium - which have been adopted
by the Russian Federation - explicitely call for the plublication of
figures on plutonium inventory covering two following years (as of 31
Dec. of one year, and in parentheses the previous year's figures), the
Russian Federation has published two separate years (in fact 1997 is
missing), and as in the middle of 1996.