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Russia eyes Kaliningrad site for 1 gigawatt nuclear power station

Friday, April 18, 2008

MOSCOW (Thomson Financial) - Rosatom nuclear energy agency head Sergei Kiriyenko said Russia wants build a nuclear power plant in the Kaliningrad territory in order to provide electricity to domestic and international markets, Interfax reported.

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Latvia to pay Russia $700,000 for removal of spent nuclear fuel

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

RIGA, April 1 (RIA Novosti) - Latvia's government made a decision on Tuesday to pay $700,000 to Russia for the removal and burial of spent nuclear fuel from the dismantled Salaspils research reactor.

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Rosatom Ready For Major Expansion

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

MOSCOW (Bloomberg) — For decades, civilian nuclear scientist Vladimir Asmolov lived in the shadow of the bomb makers. They were the elite, their names and work secret, building the arsenal behind a superpower.

While the Soviet Union lost the Cold War, the Russians are back as a nuclear force.

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Putin Beats Soviet Sword Into Atomic Weapon for Generator Sales

Saturday, March 15, 2008

March 14 (Bloomberg) -- For decades, Russian civilian nuclear scientist Vladimir Asmolov lived in the shadow of the bomb makers. They were the elite, their names and work secret, building the arsenal behind a superpower.

While the Soviet Union lost the Cold War, the Russians are back as a nuclear force. Asmolov, deputy head of nuclear-plant operator Rosenergoatom in Moscow, is tapping yesterday's military brains to develop a new generation of atomic plants. Russia's reactor industry aims to compete with Westinghouse Electric Co., General Electric Co. and Areva SA.

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Armenia to set up uranium prospecting joint venture with Russia

Friday, March 7, 2008

YEREVAN, March 6 (RIA Novosti) - The Armenian government authorized on Thursday the establishment of a joint venture with Russia for the additional prospecting of uranium deposits in the South Caucasus republic.

Russia's state nuclear corporation Rosatom and the Armenian environmental ministry agreed in February to set up a joint venture on a parity basis for the additional prospecting of Armenian uranium, which will be enriched in a specialized international center in Angarsk, East Siberia.

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Russia plans bid to build nuclear plant in Armenia

Thursday, February 7, 2008

YEREVAN, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Russia said on Wednesday it will bid in a tender to build a nuclear power station in Armenia to replace an ageing Chernobyl-style plant that has provoked safety concerns.

Armenia, which imports most of its energy, has said it will close down its Soviet-built Metzamor nuclear reactor, which supplies up 40 percent of the country's power, only when it can add new generating capacity. The government said last year it would hold a tender to build a new 1,000 megawatt reactor at the site near Yerevan, which could be ready by 2016.

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Russia Moving Ahead With Plant Closings

Saturday, February 2, 2008

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of Russia's plutonium-producing reactors may be closed six months ahead of schedule this summer, a major milestone in U.S. nuclear nonproliferation efforts, a senior Energy Department official said Friday.

The official said Sergey Kiriyenko, the director of Russia's nuclear agency, Rosatom, told Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman during a 40-minute meeting Friday that shutting down the two reactors in the Siberian town of Seversk so soon was "realistic."

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US, Russia take steps to open American market to Russian uranium imports

Friday, December 7, 2007

WASHINGTON (AP) The United States tentatively has agreed to allow limited imports of uranium from Russia, suspending an antidumping investigation that has been in place for decades, according to a filing by the Commerce Department.

The imports, beginning in 2011, would be limited by yearly quotas.

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Russian nuclear sites need to be safer

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

By Russell Hotten
Daily Telegraph 04 December 2007

Russia has created a vast state-run company that brings together organisations and agencies involved in the country's civil and military nuclear sector, with the aim of overseeing billions of pounds of investment in new power stations and pitching for contracts abroad.

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Siemens, Russia to develop atomic power generation

Friday, November 16, 2007

MOSCOW (Reuters) - German engineering conglomerate Siemens signed an agreement on Tuesday with Russia to help the country boost nuclear power generation.

Russia's atomic energy agency, known as Rosatom, said its chief, Sergei Kiriyenko, had signed the memorandum in Moscow with Rudi Lamprecht, a member of Siemens' managing board.

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