(1) Rhodes, Richard. The Making of the Atomic Bomb.- New York: Simon and Schusters, 1986.- P.317.

(2) Groves, Leslie R., General (Ret.). Now It Can Be Told (translated into Russian).- Moscow: Atomizdat, 1964.- P.31.

(3) Ibid.- PP.32-33.

(4) Trukhanovskiy, Vladimir G. English Nuclear Weapons. Historical-Political Aspect (in Russian).- Moscow: Mezhdunarodnie otnosheniya, 1985.- P.17.

(5) Rhodes, Richard. Op.cit.- PP.625-626.

(6) Cited from: Rhodes, Richard. Op.cit.- P.638.

(7) Ibid.- P.685.

(8) Ibid.- P.656.

(9) See, for instance: Rhodes, Richard. Op.cit.- PP.617-678.

(10) Greiner, G., Steinhaus, K. Auf Dem Weg Zum 3. Weltkrieg? Amerikanische Kriegsplane gegen die UdSSR. Eine Dokumentation.- Koln: Pahl-Rugenstein Verlag, 1980.- S.27.

(11) The Position of the United States with Respect to Soviet-Directed World Communism (NSC-7). Cited from: U.S. Department of State. Foreign Relations of the United States, 1948. Vol. 1, Part 2.- Washington, D.C.: U.S. GPO, 1976.- P.546.

(12) Rhodes, Richard. Op.cit.- P.768.

(13) Kruglov, Arkadiy. How the Atomic Industry Was Being Established in the USSR (in Russian).- Moscow: TsNIIAtominform, 1995.- P.22.

(14) Rouze, Michel. Robert Oppenheimer et la bombe atomique (translated into Russian).- Moscow: Gosatomizdat, 1963.- P.109.

(15) Rebrov, Michael. Could the Soviet Union First Produce Its Atomic Bomb // Krasnaya zvezda.- 1994, 30 April.- P.5.

(16) The Georgiy Flyorov letter of November 1941 cited from: Pestov, Stanislav. The Bomb. Secrets and Passions of Atomic Hell.- St.Petersberg: Shans, 1995.- P.73.

(17) Ibid.- PP.75, 96j.

(18) Moroz, Oleg. Soviet A-Bomb: Independent Invention or Plagiarism? Interview of Valentin Belokon' of Moscow State University // Literaturnaya Gazeta.- 1994, 29 April.- P.10.

(19) Kruglov, Arkadiy. Op.cit.- P.26.

(20) Ibid.- P.27.

(21) Pestov, Stanislav. Op.cit.- P.133.

(22) Ibid.- P.145.

(23) Ibid.

(24) Kruglov, Arkadiy. Op.cit.- P.42.

(25) Ibid.- P.138.

(26) Friedman, Lawrence. The Evolution of Nuclear Strategy.- New York: St.Martin's Press, 1983.- P.131.

(27) Pestov, Stanislav. Op.cit.- PP.365-366.

(28) Ibid.- PP.291-292.

(29) Data on the Mk-5 bomb see: Cochran, Thomas B., Arkin, William M., Hoenig, Milton M. Nuclear Weapons Databook. Volume I U.S. Nuclear Forces and Capabilities.- Cambridge: Ballinger Publishing Company, 1984.- PP.11, 35.

(30) Doctor of Science, Professor Yuriy Romanov of VNIIEF (Arzamas-16). Interview in: Gubarev, Vladimir. Nuclear Century. The Bomb (in Russian).- Moscow: IzdAt, 1995.- P.158.

(31) Ibid.- P.159.

(32) Rhodes, Richard. Op.cit.- P.768.

(33) See, for instance: Kudryavtsev, G. Object-700. In: The Nuclear Archipelago. / Compiled by Ogorodnikov, B.- Moscow: IzdAt, 1995.- P.147.

(34) Trukhanovskiy, Vladimir G. Op.cit.- P.10.

(35) Arnold, L., Gowling, M. Independense and Deterrence. Britain and Atomic Energy, 1945-1952. Vol.I. Policy Making.- London: 1974.- PP.34-35.

(36) Groom, A. British Thinking about Nuclear Weapons.- London: 1974.- P.1.

(37) Trukhanovskiy, Vladimir G. Op.cit.- P.12.

(38) Rouze, Michel. Op.cit.- P.52.

(39) See about the obstacles on the way of U.K.-U.S. cooperation in the nuclear field: Arnold, L., Gowling, M. Op.cit., Vol.I.

(40) Arnold, L., Gowling, M. Op.cit., Vol.I.- PP.63, 185.

(41) Ibid.- P.92.

(42) Ibid.- P.184.

(43) Trukhanovskiy, Vladimir G. Op.cit.- P.85.

(44) Pierre, Andrew J. Nuclear Politics. The British Experience with an Independent Strategic Force, 1939-1970.- London: 1972.- P.91.

(45) Statement on Defence 1956.- Cmd.9691.- P.4.

(46) Trukhanovskiy, Vladimir G. Op.cit.- PP.100-101.

(47) Rosecrance, R. Defence of the Realm. British Strategy in the Nuclear Epoch.- New York: 1968.- P.237.

(48) Pierre, Andrew J. Op.cit.- P.288.

(49) Norris, Robert S., Burrows, Andrew S., Fieldhouse, Richard W. Nuclear Weapons Databook. Volume V British, French, and Chinese Nuclear Weapons.- Westview Press: Boulder, San Francisco, Oxford: 1994.- Chapter Four. French Nuclear Weapons: History and Production.- P.183.

(50) Ibid.- P.184.

(51) Ibid.- P.190.

(52) Ibid.- P.184.

(53) Marsh, David. Explosive Force of French Pride Crosses Political Frontiers // Financial Times.- 1984, 24 October.- P.2.

(54) Norris, R., Burrows, A., Fieldhouse, R. Op.cit.- P.326.

(55) Ibid.- P.324.

(56) See: Dingman, Roger. Atomic Diplomacy During the Korean War // International Security.- Vol.13, No3, Winter 1988/1989.- PP.50-91.

(57) Norris, R., Burrows, A., Fieldhouse, R. Op.cit.- P.326.

(58) Cited from: Shen, Dingli. The Current Status of Chinese Nuclear Forces and Nuclear Policy.- Princeton University: Center for Energy and Environmental Studies, Report No 247, February 1990.- P.2.

(59) Norris, R., Burrows, A., Fieldhouse, R. Op.cit.- P.331.

(60) Ibid.

(61) Ibid.- P.332.

(62) Soviet Naval Diplomacy / Ed. by Dismukes, Bradford, and McConnell, James.- New York: Pergamon Press, 1979.- P.178.

(63) Soviet Naval Diplomacy.- P.186.

(64) Trukhanovskiy, Vladimir. Op.cit.- P.17.

(65) Rhodes, Richard. Op.cit.- PP.560-561.

(66) Ibid.- PP.625-626.

(67) Ovchinnikov, Vsevolod. Hot Ashes.- Moscow: APN Publishing House, 1984.- PP.44-47.

(68) Marsh, David. Op.cit.

(69) Pierre, Andrew J. Op.cit.- P.288.

(70) The folowing section is based on: Sutyagin, Igor. The Use of Force, Nuclear Weapons, and Civil-Military Relations in the Soviet Union and Russia. In: Civil-Military relations and Nuclear Weapons / Ed. by Scott D.Sagan.- Stanford University: Center for International Security and Arms Control, June 1994.- PP.111-138.