Russia will take back the 10 kilos of highly enriched uranium from a Georgian research institute in February or March, according to Russian nuclear energy minister Viktor Mikhailov. He said that the necessary negotiations were "at the bureaucratic stage." Mikhailov estimated that the operation would cost $500,000 and said it had been delayed by a lack of funds. The U.S., however, had previously offered to advance Russia $1 million to cover the expenses. (Interfax, January 13)
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