Interview with Igor Khripunov, November 11, 2016

Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

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Igor Khripunov was born in the 1940s and works at the University of Georgia’s Center for International trade and security as a Distinguished Fellow and professor. Khripunov began his career as a translator for the Soviet Union. Previously, Khripunov has worked in many positions in Soviet affairs, including in the Soviet Union Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In this interview, Khripunov talks about his work in Soviet Union politics, his work with the University of Georgia, the end of the Cold War, and nuclear security.

Dr. Igor Khripunov is a leading expert on nuclear security, security culture, and CBRN proliferation. He edits the 1540 Compass, and works closely with international organizations like the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs and the International Atomic Energy Agency on security assessment, training, and best practices.





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Athens, Georgia


71 minutes


Igor Khripunov and Gary Bertsch, “Interview with Igor Khripunov, November 11, 2016,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed July 3, 2020,