Gennadiy N. Lepeshkin: I am of the opinion that with his decree, Yeltsin signed... did the right thing, and the decree came at the right time. Look, if we take... Yes, let's look at how things stood in the United States: in 1969, the United States had already concluded that it was impossible to maintain biological weapons appropriately. Their... their development, production and so on had to be halted. So Yeltsin did that very same thing, only he did it far later.