Atomic Reporters readers may have missed this announcement earlier in April from Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
Regarding a structural change in the headquarters of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
On the 3 April, a structural change was made to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Department for Security Affairs and Disarmament (DSAD) was abrogated. A Department for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control (DNPAC) was created on the basis of it instead.
This change is related to the fact that a significant extension of functions and the area of responsibility of this structural unit has taken place during the last few years.
Now it is more important that in the work this department is dealing with, issues of non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and arms control come to the fore more and more noticeably, while disarmament in its classic “meaning” is more and more of the past.