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24 October 2011

Russia is set to become a member of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) following the signature of a directive by the country's prime minister Vladimir Putin, Interfax reported. The decree directs Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs to notify the agency of the country's intention to join, and the Russian finance ministry to include money for membership fees in future budgets. Russia will be represented by its Ministry of Foreign Affairs, nuclear regulator Rostechnadzor and state atomic energy corporation Rosatom. The NEA is a specialised agency within the OECD intergovernmental organization which assists its members in maintaining and developing the scientific, technological and legal bases required for the safe, environmentally friendly and economical use of nuclear energy through international co-operation. Its membership currently stands at 30 industrialised nations from Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific region.

Located in: Nuclear Policies

02 June 2015

Russia-Tunisia_June_2015_(Rosatom)_48Russia and Tunisia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear energy. The document was signed yesterday by Rosatom deputy director general and director for international business, Nikolai Spassky, and the ambassador of Tunisia to Russia, Ali Gutali.

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27 January 2020

Russia and India are discussing the construction of power plants in Africa as the next stage in their cooperation in nuclear energy, the Indian ambassador to Moscow, Venkatesh Varma, told Russian news agency RIA Novosti last week. They could replicate the Rooppur project in Bangladesh, he reportedly said.

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27 May 2008

The first consignment of fuel from Russia for unit 1 of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu, India, was delivered on 25 May. The plant - consisting of two 1000 MWe VVER reactors - is being constructed under a bilateral agreement between India and Russia. Russia will supply all the enriched fuel, though India will reprocess it and keep the plutonium. Construction of the Kudankulam plant started in 2002. The general contractor for the project is Russia's AtomStroyExport (ASE). Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) said that the plant was now 86% complete and that pre-commissioning activities had already started. Unit 1 of the Kudankulam plant is scheduled to begin commercial operation in June 2009, while unit 2 should start up in March 2010. Russia and India earlier signed an agreement for an additional four 1000 MWe reactors at Kudankulam, as well as other nuclear energy related projects in India.

Located in: New Nuclear

21 December 2012

Oscar-class submarine 48Construction of a nuclear-powered deep-sea research submarine has started in Russia. The sub will also be used in search and rescue operations.

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22 July 2014

Russia plans to start construction of three BN-1200 sodium-cooled fast neutron reactors before 2030, the director general of Rosenergoatom, Evgeny Romanov, said on 21 July.

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24 July 2014

Russia has amended its law on the management and disposition of property and shares owned by nuclear energy organisations.

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10 December 2014

Russia Hungary regulators - 48Russia and Hungary's nuclear regulators today signed an agreement to cooperate in nuclear energy and nuclear safety.

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