The head of the Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ahmet Uzumcu, praised the announcement.
President Vladimir Putin ordered the destruction of the last of Russia's chemical weapons on Wednesday in a televised broadcast in which he slammed the United States for failing to decommission its chemical stockpile.
'This is a huge step towards making the modern world more balanced and safe'.
The world's global chemical weapons watchdog also hailed as a "major milestone" Russia's destruction of its last toxic arms, one of the country's vestiges of the Cold War.
The president has also sent a pike in the United States, regretting that they "do not meet, unfortunately not their obligations" in the matter.
"It's truly a historic event, given the huge size of the chemical arsenals inherited from Soviet times, big enough to entirely destroy life on Earth several times", Putin said in a video call with officials in Kizner.
Six other destruction facilities had completed their work and were closed between 2005 and 2015. Of weapons, of which one is unaware of the amount, Russian Federation had recovered at the time of the cold War.
Russian Federation signed the Chemical Weapons Convention in 1993 and launched the program to dispose of its chemical weapons in 1996. According to Putin, the United States "does not comply with its obligations regarding the terms for chemical weapons disposal: It postponed disposal terms three times already, including at the pretext of lack of budget financial assets, which, honestly speaking, sounds rather odd".
Although Russia had planned to complete the elimination of chemical stockpiles by 2020, this was done ahead of schedule this year, Putin said.
He added that the United States, which has promised to complete dismantling its chemical weapons stockpile by 2023, was "not carrying out its obligations when it comes to the timeframe of destroying chemical weapons".
Russian Federation and the United States have possessed the largest chemical stockpiles, Putin said.