Reflecting American fears of a loss of control of strategic nuclear weapons in Russia, NATO is trying to persuade Moscow to cooperate in eradicating the risks involved with the year 2000 computer problem, according to diplomats. "The Russians have the same level of dependency on information technology as the NATO countries so we need to compare notes with them on how to tackle the problem", reports one diplomat.

"The Americans are deeply concerned about the situation in Russia and cooperation would help gain some understanding of what is happening in this country", said another diplomat, adding that apart from the US...

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