Biohazard, subtitled The Chilling True Story of the Largest Covert Biological Weapons Program in the World – Told from Inside by the Man Who Ran It, is the title of a book by former Soviet biological warfare researcher Ken Alibek that purports. Colonel Kanatzhan “Kanat” Alibekov known as Kenneth “Ken” Alibek since – is a former .. Alibek, Ken and Steven Handelman (), Biohazard: The Chilling True Story of the Largest Covert Biological Weapons Program in the World. Anthrax. Smallpox. Incurable and horrifying Ebola-related fevers. For two decades, while a fearful world prepared for nuclear winter, an elite team of.

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Mar 05, Pages Buy. HIV was spreading around the globe during the late Cold War era- wasn’t the potential of releasing an even more virulent and contagious disease obviously dangerous eknneth the USSR too? The writer demonstrates that the Soviet commitment to bioweapons was second to none. Many of the scientists who worked with him have been lured away from low-paying Russian labs to rogue regimes and terrorist groups around the world.

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Construction of the Boryspil facility began in April and was completed in March ; initial production was scheduled to begin in Stay in Touch Sign up. In he defected to the United States, has become an American citizen, and makes his living as a biodefense consultant, speaker, and entrepreneur.

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I decided to try this book years back to broaden my horizons. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Biohazard is scary for a reason – if we don’t learn from the past, we’re doomed to repeat it.

Sign In niohazard Create an Account. Though disappointed by the double dealing, Alibek used his position at Biopreparat and the authority alibe, to him by the first part of the decree to begin destruction of the BW program. Biohazard ‘s distinctive orange and black jacket, with the three-ringed biohazard symbol so familiar to most bioscientists, make it instantly recognizable.


There were certain parts that drew your attention like, when I read about the scientist having a secret island to test their weapons. Apr 11, Pages Biohazarr. Project Bonfire Project Factor. Some of the best scientists I’ve encountered in the West say it isn’t possible to alter viruses genetically to make reliable weapons, or to store enough biohazar a give pathogen for strategic purposes, or to deliver it in a way that assures maximum killing power.

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The diseases that they spliced together will leave me with nightmares for the rest of my life. With the eventual break down of the Soviet Union, scientists were without jobs and income and left or were recruited to work in other regions of the world Syria, North Korea, Iraq, Iran, Cuba.

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Biohazard is the never-before-told story of Russia’s darkest, deadliest, and most closely guarded Cold War secret. This book combines several of my favorite topics – history, military, espionage, and secret warfare. Jan 19, Brian rated it liked it Shelves: Views Read Edit View history. How much did they compare it to nuclear weapons at the time?

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With the eventual break down of the Soviet Union, scientists were without jobs and income and left or were recrui The world can be a scary place and this book definitely supports that idea.

This is a truly scary and frightening true story. Write a customer review. This book will open your eyes to lenneth reality of the real world. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?


This book is kennehh more focused on the structure of the Soviet bio biohazars secret industry than on Alibek himself. The only thing This was a rather fascinating, if somewhat dry read. There were certain parts that drew your attention like, when I read about the Emily Yepez – GloPan West 33 The book “Biohazard” by Ken Alibek is a chilling confessional memoir of a former senior scientist in the Soviet biological weapons program.

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This book’s presence serves to remind us of scientific secrets and political corruption we’d rather ignore, it’s one of the scariest books I’ve ever read, much more creepy than Stephen King or Dean This book is so disturbing and sinister that it’s easy to mistake it for knneth.

Besides t This book is unbelievable in its in-depth treatment of the cold-war Soviet biowarfare program.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Biohazard may give these readers, and others, good cause to be concerned about the inadequacy of government efforts, bilhazard medical science in general, to counter the threat of biological weapons.

The only thing that could have improved the book would have been the inclusion of additional maps, allowing for a better understanding of the sense of distance between facilities, and a sense of distance as events pertained to other events. Books by Ken Alibek. In response to a Spring announcement that the Ministry of Medical and Microbiological Industry was to be reorganized, Alibek drafted and forwarded a memo to General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev proposing the cessation of Biopreparat’s BW work.

Right from the horses mouth as it were.

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