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Andrew Weber

Animals Used for Testing

Anne Harrington

Dastan Eleukenov

Discipline in the workplace


Gary Crocker

Gennadiy Lepeshkin and David Franz

Gennadiy Lepeshkin and Gary Crocker

Gennadiy Lepeshkin and Milton Leitenberg

Gennady Lepeshkin and Richard Spertzel

GNL: Reflections on the past

GNL: The Almaty Interview

GNL: The Washington Interview

01. How many times did you travel to Vozrozhdeniya Island for testing?
02. What were the duties of the soldiers who worked for you at the testing grounds?
03. Did the soldiers participate in the testing on animals?
04. How could the soldiers at the testing grounds fail to know about pathogen testing?
05. "Who is going to stage an attack on a calm day?"
06. What was the daily routine on Vozrozhdeniya Island?
07. After a pathogen was developed, were samples sent out for testing?
08. How much freedom did scientists have to develop ideas that were not in the plan?
09. Project Whitecoat: Was there a similar program in the Soviet Union?
10. If the task of each institute was narrow, how was their work coordinated?
11. How did you feel about moving to Kazakhstan from Russia? How did it go?
12. How did you decide to go into scientific work? What inspired you?
13. Can you tell us about your first visit to the US?
14. How did the Allen project work?
15. Tell us about your first meetings with Andy Weber at Stepnogorsk
16. How come Andy Weber's scrutiny of your facility didn't make uncomfortable?
17. Was the KGB interested in your relationship with Andy Weber?
18. You were undoing the work of your life. How did you feel about that?
19. What was your reaction as you participated in destroying your equipment?
20. What goes through your heart as you look at the pictures of those fermentors?
21. Did you see the need to stockpile weapons as a Soviet thing?
22. What did you think of Gorbachev? Did you see what was coming?
23. Did you see signs of the coming colapse of the USSR?
24. How did you react to the approaching change?
25. When did the financial problems start affecting your facility?
26. Did you share your observations with scientists at other institutions?
27. How would you compare life in the Soviet period to post-Soviet Russia?
28. Do you expect to see economic and political progress in Russia?
29. Huge resources were allocated to the military. Where are they applied now?
30. Were any innovation made in the BW complex transferred to the civilian economy?
31. What do you want your legacy to be?
32. What do you think of the disappearance of censorship from everyday life?

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