Swords into electricity

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It's not every day that you get to see biblical metaphors brought to life, but a program conducted between the United States and Russia has taken the classic swords into plowshares image to heart and turned it into a commercial opportunity for Russian cold warriors and U.S. power companies. It's been quietly transforming some of the most dangerous weapons in the world from the arsenal of the old Soviet Union into electricity to run kitchen appliances in America for years.