Nuclear Risk Reduction Center

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The Nuclear Risk Reduction Center (NRRC) is part of the United States Department of State. Its Russian counterpart in Moscow is the National Nuclear Risk Reduction Center in the Russian Ministry of Defense.

The NRRC was created in 1987 by an agreement between the United States Secretary of State and the Soviet Foreign Minister.[1] Its purpose was to create an additional channel of communication for the prevention of nuclear war, in addition to the Hot Line[1] and diplomatic channels. The NRRC is online 24 hours a day and relays information regarding the arms activities of both nations so as to prevent accidental outbreak of nuclear war.

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  1. ^ Peters, Gerhard; Woolley, John T. "Ronald Reagan: "Remarks on Signing the Soviet-United States Nuclear Risk Reduction Centers Agreement," September 15, 1987". The American Presidency Project. University of California - Santa Barbara. 

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