TVEL Fuel Company of ROSATOM manufactures trial nuclear fuel assembly for the first land-based SMR plant

Elemash Machine-building plant, a fabrication facility of ROSATOM’s TVEL Fuel Company in Moscow region, has manufactured an experimental nuclear fuel assembly for the RITM-200N reactor, which will be installed at the world’s first land-based small modular reactor nuclear power plant (SMR NPP) in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). Construction of the nuclear power plant will…

Russia’s Daily Coronavirus Deaths, Cases Reach New All-Time High

Russia registered its highest number of one-day coronavirus deaths and infections since the start of the pandemic Thursday as scientists warn of a potentially more infectious variant of the deadly Delta strain further overwhelming hospitals. The government’s coronavirus information center reported 1,036 fatalities and 36,339 cases over the past 24 hours. Russia has repeatedly broken…

Four Russians Detained in Turkey on Military Espionage Charges

Four Russians, one Ukrainian and one Uzbek citizen were detained in Turkey on suspicion of preparing armed attacks against Chechen dissidents, Reuters reported, citing Turkish broadcaster TRT Haber on Thursday. The Istanbul Prosecutor General’s Office detained six suspects on Oct. 8 while they were allegedly preparing a joint operation against Chechen dissidents in Turkey. They had…

4 Russians Detained in Turkey on Military Espionage Charges

Four Russians, one Ukrainian and one Uzbek citizen were allegedly detained in Turkey on suspicion of preparing armed attacks against Chechen dissidents, Reuters reported, citing Turkish broadcaster TRT Haber on Thursday. Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Tanju Bilgich told the state-run RIA Novosti news agency that he has no information regarding the arrest of four Russian citizens allegedly…

New Delta Variant May Raise Infection Rates in Russia

Russia has detected a new sub-variant of the Delta strain of the coronavirus, which risks compounding the country’s spiraling infections and deaths, a senior Russian government scientist warned Thursday. The AY.4.2 sub-variant is more contagious than its predecessor, according to Kamil Khafizov, who heads the state consumer protection watchdog Rospotrebnadzor’s scientific group for new methods…