nuclear legacy of the former Soviet Union by Vladimir Babak

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  • Nuclear engineering -- Government policy -- Former Soviet republics.

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StatementVladimir Babak, Guy Degany.
SeriesResearch paper ;, 76, Research paper (Merkaz le-ḥeḳer Beri. ha-M. u-Mizraḥ Eropah ʻa. sh. Marg"ori Meiroḳ) ;, no. 76.
ContributionsDegany, Guy.
LC ClassificationsTK9085 .B33 1994
The Physical Object
Pagination42 p. ;
Number of Pages42
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL865569M
LC Control Number95149649

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