The mission of the U.S. Department of Energy's Moscow Office (DOE-M) is to support the implementation of DOE and NNSA nonproliferation and energy programs in the Russian Federation. Regarding NNSA's nonproliferation programs, DOE-M works to increase the national security of the United States by working cooperatively with our Russian counterparts at the Ministry of Atomic Energy, the Russian Navy, the Russian Academy of Sciences and various institutes to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
The political relationship between the U.S. and the Russian Federation focuses on issues of regional and European security, as well as global concerns such as arms control, nuclear nonproliferation, climate change, and worldwide energy supplies. Embassy officers engage Russian government officials on these and many other bilateral and international issues. The DOE Moscow Office directly assists these Embassy officers and visiting DOE/NNSA representatives to implement DOE/NNSA programs. The Department works with Russian institutions on programs designed to secure nuclear weapons material, to deter the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their components and to stem the potential flow of scientific and technical experts from the Russian WMD complex. These programs are implemented through joint scientific research and the sharing of information expertise, which contribute to the overall US policy of engagement.