"I am confident that at least for the coming 25 years, American Missile defenses will not cause any substantial damage to the national security of Russia. [However] We will reinforce our capability by mounting multiple warheads on our missiles that will cost us a meager sum. [Thus], the nuclear arsenal of Russia will be augmented multifold." (19 June 2001, New York Times)

Vladimer Putin, President of the Russian Federation

Nuclear Conflict Was Put Aside [in Russian] - Yuri Golotyuk Vremya Novostey [September 12, 2001]

[Note: This article followed by one day the terrorist attack on the U.S. triggering the highest alert status of the US Military. Russia's strategic forces had to respond in this situation of uncertainity quickly. The article describes what happened.]

House Armed Services Committee Takes a Whack at Missile Defense - Coalition to Reduce Nuclear Dangers [May 4, 2006]

Why Russia fears US 'Star Wars' - BBC News

U.S.-Russia Nuclear Reductions - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Russia's Reaction to New American NMD Policy Stance - Brookings Institution