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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A chilling account of how lucky we were not to have biological catastrophes in the US during the Cold War. I worked for a dozen years to develop defenses against a Soviet threat that was largely unknown.

But a bit scary. Perhaps the most frightening thing is that since the breakup of the USSR many of it’s satellite’s have inherited the facilities bjohazard some of the scientist for the production and manufacture of biological and chemical weapons. Mar 25, Patrick rated it biohazarv it Shelves: As the Soviet Empire collapses around him, he is forced to rethink the diabolical program that he was so proud of. Biohazard is a terrifying, fast-paced account of tests and leaks, accidents and disasters in the labs, KGB threats and assassinations.

He graduated in from the military faculty of the Tomsk… More about Ken Alibek. This awesome book not only explains the history of the Soviet Union, their disgraceful weapons program, but also a change of heart if the man behind it. The book is full of revelations—evidence of biowarfare programs in Cuba and India, actual deployments at Stalingrad and in Afghanistan, experiments with mood-altering agents, a contingency plan to attack major American cities, and biohwzard true story behind the mysterious anthrax outbreak in Sverdlovsk.

The scientists were bioweaponeers, working to perfect the tools of a biological Armageddon. Worse still, and of relevance today with regard to North Korea and Iran, the intellectual stock of scientists and researchers and their particular trade have been for sale to the biohazare bidder.


Don’t have a Kindle? I don’t believe that he took these actions entirely based on an idealistic notion of self sacrifice to a greater biohzaard.

This book is unbelievable in its in-depth treatment of the cold-war Soviet biowarfare program. The Bioweapons Story Biohazard. Project Bonfire Project Factor. Inhe defected to the United States; he has since become an American citizen and made his living as a biodefense consultant, speaker, and entrepreneur.

Now, in a calm, compelling, utterly convincing voice, he tells the world what he knows.

At StepnogorskAlibek created an efficient industrial scale assembly line for biological formulations. It may require cleanup to comply with Wikipedia’s content policies, particularly neutral point of view. As the Soviet Empire collapses around him, he is forced to rethink the diabolical program that he was so Biohazard was one of those books that you wished was fiction.

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Open Preview See a Problem? Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Mar 18, Joanna rated it it was amazing Shelves: Bilhazard they just didn’t want us to be afraid. The Case of the Tsetse Fly. Every once in a while, it starts getting bogged down by political organizational details and maneuverings. In Januarynot long after his return from the US, Alibek, protesting against the continuation of bioweapons work, resigned from biohazrad the Soviet Army and Biopreparat and became jobless.

Sep 19, Celina rated it really liked it Shelves: View all 3 comments. You do wonder what Alibek’s true motives are. He was later promoted to First Deputy Director of Biopreparat, where he not only oversaw the biological weapons facilities but also the significant number of pharmaceutical facilities that produced antibioticsvaccinessera, and interferon for the public.

It was interesting though, and very clean. To think that that all of our advances in GMO’s and vaccinations started with mankind’s desires to kill each other with weapons of mass destruction seems disturbingly realistic after reading this book.

The Ecosystem Services of Marine Aquaculture: This is the story of the Russian Bio weapons program. 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 for the USSR too?

Alibek published more than 80 articles in classified journals on the development of new types of biological weapons and on medical aspects of biodefense prior to his defection to the United States. The grim world of the Cold War is told perfectly in this book. Sworn to “do no harm” Alibekov quickly betrays this oath as a patriot without morals. Colonel Kanatjan Alibekov slibek as Ken Alibek since — is a former Soviet physician, microbiologist and biological warfare BW expert.


Alibek’s book tells us how this came to be in the first place, how a bacillus so fragile that it shrivels and dies within minutes in sunlight has been turned into a weapon that has terrified a nation, while the people who made it worked in secrecy so absolute that some of the most knowledgeable scientists on biological warfare in the United States publicly scoffed at the idea that the Soviets could be brewing up tons and tons of deadly germs for over kkenneth years.

Mar 08, Brooke rated it it was amazing. We might find out the hard way. The main focus of Alibek’s current research is to develop novel forms of therapy for late stage oncological diseases and other chronic degenerative pathologies and disorders.

Granted this book was published in so it is a little overwhelming to think about how much worse it probably is now.

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Preview — Biohazard by Ken Alibek. I urge those who thinks the Soviet’s involvement in biological weapons as fraudulent to read this book.

It was here that he expanded his medical school laboratory skills into the complex skill set required for industrial level production of microorganisms and their toxins. The importance of these weapons to the Soviets is demonstrated by the fact that as many other state functions deteriorated or stopped, funding to bioweapons continued unabated There is an important by note the writer makes that should not be lost.

Even more, I didn’t know how freaking close our world once was to falling victim to these horrible diseases.