Sergey Kirienko, from nuclear to political power; After ten years as head of Rosatom, Sergey Kirienko is now deputy head of Russia’s Presidential Administration. What will he bring to the job?

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(opendemocracy.net – Vladimir Slivyak – October 11, 2016) Vladimir Slivyak is deputy chairman of Ecodefence. In 2005, when Sergey Kirienko was put in charge of Russia’s Federal Atomic Energy Agency (renamed Rosatom in 2007), he’d never had any experience of the nuclear power sector. Later to make headlines as Russia’s youngest prime minister, Kirienko’s political career began in 1997, when […]

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Russia Beyond the Headlines: Russia to safeguard its own nuclear facilities without American help

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(Russia Beyond the Headlines – rbth.ru – Galiya Ibragimova, special to RBTH- January 27, 2015) Russia has decided to safeguard its own nuclear facilities without the help of the United States. However, Russia’s state nuclear corporation Rosatom has said in a statement that Moscow is willing to continue cooperating with Washington on global nuclear security. Moscow has announced that it will […]

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Turf War Seen at Heart of Russian Space Industry Shake-Up

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(Moscow Times – themoscowtimes.com – Matthew Bodner – January 23, 2015) An ambitious drive by a friend of President Vladimir Putin’s to take control of Russia’s defense industry may be behind a shock announcement this week that Russia would merge its federal space agency with a major industry group, analysts said. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev took industry observers by surprise […]

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Interfax: Russia’s Rosatom ready to continue nuclear safety cooperation with US

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(Interfax – Moscow, January 22, 2015) Russia and the United States will continue cooperation in global nuclear safety in 2015. According to a press release by the state nuclear energy corporation Rosatom, the sides have special responsibility for ensuring the safety and security of nuclear materials, preventing them from falling into the hands of terrorist organizations and ensuring their reliable […]

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Cooperation Between Russia, Ukraine On Atomic Energy Continues – Rosatom

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MOSCOW, March 27 (RIA Novosti) – Fuel deliveries to atomic stations in Ukraine are continuing with no interruptions, the head of Rosatom said on Thursday. “Today is probably not the simplest time in cooperation between Russia and Ukraine, but there has been no interruption in fuel deliveries to Ukraine’s atomic stations,” company head Sergei Kirienko said, adding: “We always fulfill […]

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World forecast for nuclear plant construction back to pre-Fukushima level – Rosatom

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ST. PETERSBURG. Oct 22 (Interfax) – The overall forecast for construction of nuclear power plants in the world in the period to 2030 has returned to the “pre-Fukushima” level, the head of state nuclear corporation Rosatom, Sergei Kiriyenko said Tuesday at the sixth regional public forum on the nuclear industry and public safety. “The geography has changed, understandably this forecast […]

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