Over the past several years, the U.S. Department of State has assisted in supporting international facilities in Moscow and Kiev, which provide weapons scientists in the Former Soviet Union (FSU) the opportunity to redirect their talents to peaceful activities. In 1997, the science centers established the Partners Program as a means to enable private American industry, universities, scientific institutions, and governmental and nongovernmental organizations to fund research at FSU institutions via two centers.

Partners benefit through tax-free direct payments to FSU project teams, duty-free import of project equipment, financial control and regular audits, project agreements stipulating rights and privileges of...

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