Founded in 1946.
It is the largest research institute in Russia solving complex tasks of defense, scientific and national economic importance. The first Soviet atomic and hydrogen bombs were developed here. The Institute’s activity helped to achieve global nuclear equilibrium during the Cold War. VNIIEF initiated the USSR large-scale program of peaceful nuclear explosions. In 1962, it solved the unique problem of igniting and burning thermonuclear fuel in the absence of fissile materials.
PIR Center Advisory Board Member since 2002.
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