Russia wants it both ways on chemical weapons
RUSSIA HAS destroyed all of its Cold War chemical weapons stocks, President Vladi­mir Putin boasted Oct. 19 when he appeared before the Valdai forum in Sochi. He said Russia had “made a significant contribution to enhancing international security” by liquidating the bombs and artillery shells, “enough to destroy life on the planet many times over,” and he chided the United States for falling behind in this important work.