The long way to accord

The nuclear standoff between the United States and the Soviet Union began shortly after World War II. The United States tested its first nuclear weapon in 1945. The USSR didn’t wait for long – in 1949 the Russian nuclear bomb had been developed. In 1991, the USSR and the United States signed the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty – better known as START – one of the most important agreements in human history. And now we all are waiting for the next step in that direction…