Vil Mirzayanov was a Russian chemist who now lives in the United States.
Mirzayanov was employed by the State Research Institute of Organic Chemistry and Technology. He was fired and imprisoned on charges of treason for having revealed the existence of illegal chemical weapons experimentation in Russia contravening the 1990 Chemical Weapons Accord and Wyoming Memorandum of Understanding. Later he also accused Russia of violating Chemical Weapons Convention. He was released because the details he had released were already known.
- American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Biography of Vil Mirzayanov
- Fedorov, Lev and Vil Mirzayanov, "Poisoned Politics," Moskovskiye Novosti weekly No. 39, 1992. Much of this information was published earlier in the newspaper "Top Secret" run by Artyom Borovik in September 1991. However the KGB did not arrest Mirzayanov earlier due to political turmoil in Russia at this time, according to a book by Yevgenia Albats.
- Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. October 1993. pp. 12–. Retrieved 22 April 2012.
- Vil S. Mirzayanov (30 December 2008). State Secrets: An Insider's Chronicle of the Russian Chemical Weapons Program. Outskirts Press. ISBN 978-1-4327-1923-4. Retrieved 22 April 2012.
- Eric Croddy; James J. Wirtz (31 January 2005). Weapons of Mass Destruction: An Encyclopedia of Worldwide Policy, Technology, and History. ABC-CLIO. pp. 201–. ISBN 978-1-85109-490-5. Retrieved 22 April 2012.
- United States of America Congressional Record Proceedings and Debates of the 103d Congress Second Session Vol 140- Part 10. Government Printing Office. pp. 14391–. GGKEY:0PF9YKPYEAG. Retrieved 22 April 2012.
- Chemical Weapons: An Expose
- "Dismantling the Soviet/Russian Chemical Weapons Complex"