Rustem Usmanov put in charge of Gazprom Transgaz Kazan

Release July 1, 2019, 19:05 Rustem Usmanov has been appointed Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Kazan. Rustem Usmanov was born in 1969 in Ufa. He graduated from Ufa Petroleum Institute, majoring in Design, Construction and Operation of Gas & Oil Pipelines and Gas & Oil Storage Facilities, and earned a management degree from the All-Russian Distance-Learning Institute of Finance and Economics. He has a PhD…

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Lawmaker Suggests Replacing ‘Gulag Archipelago’ With Bible Study in Russian Schools

A senior Russian lawmaker has backed an Orthodox Church proposal to teach the Bible in schools, suggesting it be included in curriculums instead of Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s seminal “Gulag Archipelago.” A Church spokesman, spurred by President Vladimir Putin’s endorsement of the texts, had offered over the weekend to include the Bible, the Torah and the Quran…

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Commercial production of cobalt radioisotope begins at Smolensk NPP Unit 3

On June 28, 2019, loading of additional cobalt absorbers into Unit 3 reactor started at Smolensk NPP. This is the final stage of primary loading in Rosenergoatom’s large-scale project envisaging commercial production of cobalt-60 (Co-60) that is highly demanded on the international market. Co-60 isotope manufacturing project at Smolensk NPP was launched in September 2017,…

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Russian Independent Media Publish Investigation Linked to Journalist’s Arrest

Russia’s leading independent media have coordinated to publish journalist Ivan Golunov’s investigation into Moscow’s funeral mafia that his colleagues say was tied to his shock arrest last month. Golunov had reported receiving threats after beginning the investigation into the funeral business in February 2018. He reportedly filed a draft of the piece to Alexey Kovalev,…

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TENEX Participates in International IAEA Conference

On June 24-28, a delegation comprising representatives of TENEX participated in the international conference “Management of Spent Fuel from Nuclear Power Reactors – 2019” (Vienna, Austria), held under the slogan “Learning from the past, enabling the future” organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency.  The Company’s specialists presented reports on various aspects of the back-end…

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ROSATOM will conduct research on Russian nuclear fuel materials in the Czech Republic

TVEL Fuel Company of ROSATOM and Czech research center Řež (Centrum výzkumu Řež s.r.o.; CVŘ) have signed an agreement on cooperation in   materials science studies and research.  On the grounds of the agreement, Czech scientists will provide experiments on irradiation of nuclear construction materials in the CVŘ research reactor and also accomplish pre-irradiation and…

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