Administration of RFNC-VNIITF


History of the Institute

The second nuclear weapon center of the Soviet Union (currently RFNC-VNIITF) was established in April 1955 to facilitate nuclear weapons development, create a backup option in case of a new war, and provide competitive environment for operations of the two centers.



Russian Federal Nuclear Center – VNIITF

Federal State Unitary Enterprise «Russian Federal Nuclear Center — Zababakhin All—Russia Research Institute of technical Physics» (former VNIIP) is one of the two world-class nuclear-weapons centers operating in Russia.