Contents tagged with Rosatom

  • Former Rosatom head Rogozin urges nuclear weapons to be used to stop Ukraine’s counteroffensive

    There is nice weather in the Zaporizhzhia region now, and "this means that the enemy is preparing to attack", said Dmitry Rogozin, the former head of the Russian nuclear agency Roscosmos, who is now the head of the Tsar's Wolves group of military advisers.

    "The battalions are digging in, practicing defensive tactics, some units are even conducting full-fledged exercises. The expectation of an imminent mortal battle is in the air," he wrote on Telegram.

    In the video attached to the post, he …

  • U.S. prepares sanctions against Russian Defense Ministry, Aviation Industry, Space and Nuclear Agencies

    The United States has prepared new sanctions against Russia, which will include more than 30 state-owned companies, agencies and entities.

    Russian organizations will be subject to restrictive measures as part of the sanctions package against China, RIA Novosti reports citing a draft document that has not yet been published.

    The Russian Defense Ministry, as well as the subsidiaries of the Russian Nuclear Agency, Rosatom, and Russian Space Agency, Roscosmos, may fall under these sanctions.

    The …

  • Lithuania horrified by opening of Belarusian nuclear power plant built by Russian specialists

    Lithuanian authorities have begun preparations for the launch of the first unit of the Belarusian nuclear power plant in Astravets scheduled for mid-November.

    According to the Lithuanian radio station LRT, the country's authorities consider the new nuclear power plant as a source of potential nuclear threat.

    The Lithuanian authorities have decided to distribute potassium iodide pills among the population living within a 100 km radius of the nuclear power plant.

    In total, according to the …

  • Norwegian seismologists: Severodvinsk incident may have involved two blasts

    According to representatives of the Norwegian Seismic Array (NORSAR), there may have been two explosions two hours apart in northern Russia on August 8.

    The blast, which took place during the testing of a rocket engine and killed five Rosatom employees, caused a second explosion two hours later. According to the Norwegian researchers, the second one was more likely the source of the radiation emission. NORSAR believes that the second blast may have come from a cruise missile with radioactive …

  • Putin promises Egypt $25 billion in assistance

    Russia will grant Egypt a loan of $25 billion for the Al Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced at a session of the Valdai Discussion Club in Sochi.

    The Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom will be providing the reactors for the plant.

    “We have great plans to collaborate [with Egypt] in the economic sphere,” Putin said, “This will involve energy, not just hydrocarbon, but also nuclear energy”.

    “We are starting to build a nuclear power plant, as you …

  • Russia to begin construction of two nuclear reactors in Hungary

    The Russian state corporation Rosatom will soon begin the construction of two new power units at the Paks nuclear power plant in Hungary, as announced on Tuesday by Russian President Vladimir Putin at a joint press conference with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

     “Rosatom will soon start the construction of two new power units at the Paks nuclear power plant,” said Putin after the talks with Orban.

    Putin stressed that the commissioning of additional capacity will allow doubling the …

  • New US sanctions may threaten Russia's nuclear industry

    The new USA sanctions bill imposes restrictions on the importation of low-enriched uranium from Russia until 2031 which might affect the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom.

    The newspaper Kommersant reports that this measure may affect the key market of Rosatom. In 2017, Rosatom's Techsnabexport (TENEX), a subsidiary that works mostly with nuclear power plants, received more than 40% of its revenue from exports of low-enriched uranium to the United States.

    Earlier, the USA …

  • Kremlin bans Russia's state-owned corporations Roskosmos and Rosatom from entering US market

    Without waiting for the results of the State Duma’s discussion of a package of counter-sanctions, the Russian government has banned the State Corporation for Space Activities, Roskosmos, and the state nuclear energy corporation, Rosatom, from making contracts with companies from countries that uphold anti-Russian sanctions.

    The newspaper Kommersant reported with reference to a source in parliament and to the directors of the state corporations that the decision was intended as a response to …