Russian Museum Closes Exhibition Over Complaints From ‘Indignant Citizens’

The Tretyakov Gallery, one of Russia’s biggest and oldest arts museums, has closed the exhibition of Russian-American artist Grisha Bruskin’s works allegedly at the request of the Ministry of Culture. According to the museum’s website, the exhibition was closed for “technical reasons.” However, independent Russian arts magazine Artgid reported that the Ministry of Culture demanded…

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Technical Academy of Rosatom organized the Russian language course for specialists of El-Dabaa NPP (Egypt)

An awarding of certificates on the successful completion of the Russian language course by specialists of the El-Dabaa nuclear power plant, which is being built in accordance with the Russian project, took place in the St. Petersburg branch of the Technical Academy of Rosatom. The event was attended by Vice-Rector-Director of St. Petersburg Branch of…

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Russian Avant-Garde Art Stuck in South Korea

Dozens of paintings by renowned Russian artists including Wassily Kandinsky are stuck in Seoul after an exhibition due to flight sanctions imposed over Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, organizers said Monday. The paintings by around 50 Russian artists — including Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich, and Alexander Rodchenko, among others — have been on display in central Seoul…

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ASE President Alexander Lokshin and NPPA Board Chairman Amged El-Wakeel visit the El-Dabaa NPP Construction Site to assess the preparations for “first concrete”

On April 14, First Deputy General Director for Nuclear Energy of ROSATOM – President of JSC ASE Alexander Lokshin and Board Chairman of the Egyptian Nuclear Power Plant Authority (NPPA) Dr. Amged El-Wakeel visited the construction site of the El-Dabaa NPP (Arab Republic of Egypt). As part of the delegation, they were accompanied by JSC…

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Russian Police Disrupt Recital Featuring Ukrainian Composer

Moscow police halted a piano recital featuring a well-known Ukrainian composer’s music Wednesday after receiving an anonymous bomb threat warning. Video from the Rassvet cultural center shows two uniformed officers disrupting Russian pianist Alexei Lyubimov’s performance of Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov’s song cycle “Stufen” accompanied by verses of classic Russian poets.   Lyubimov continues to play…

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Students of Bauman Moscow State Technical University are interested in employment in ROSATOM’s Engineering Division

ROSATOM Engineering Division took part in employers’ exhibition ‘Career Start. Spring-2022’ which was held in Bauman Moscow State Technical University (MSTU). More than 35 leading Russian companies participated in the event. The exhibition was visited by 300+ students who had a chance to exchange contact information with employers, send their CVs, as well as to…

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University Rector Supports ‘Liberating Ukraine from Nationalistic Dirt’

Northern (Arctic) Federal University (NArFU) is Russia’s largest in the north and from the campus near the city center of Arkhangelsk, rector Elena Kudryashova has signed numerous partnership agreements with universities in the Scandinavian north. In 2011, the founding father of the Barents Euro-Arctic cooperation, Thorvald Stoltenberg, was appointed Honorary Doctor at the university. Now,…

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Construction of auxiliary reactor building of Unit 1 is completed at Rooppur NPP

At Rooppur NPP (the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, General Designer and General Contractor – ROSATOM Engineering Division), the main concrete works for the construction of auxiliary reactor building, where process instrumentation and control devices of Unit 1 are concentrated, have been completed 8 months ahead of schedule. The facility is included in the ‘nuclear island’.…

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The generator stator is installed in its design position at Rooppur NPP Unit 1 (Bangladesh)

On April 5, installation of the generator stator in its design position has been completed successfully in the turbine hall of Rooppur NPP Unit 1 (ROSATOM Engineering Division being the general designer and general contractor). The works were performed by specialists of VdMU LLC branch office in the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. The generator stator…

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Russia Offers to Educate Depardieu on Ukraine

The Kremlin on Friday offered to “explain” Moscow’s actions in Ukraine to French actor Gerard Depardieu after he denounced Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “crazy, unacceptable excesses.” Depardieu, a long-time star in France before Peter Weir’s 1990 film “Green Card” made him a Hollywood celebrity, left France and took up Russian nationality in 2013 to protest…

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Russia-IAEA Meeting Held in Kaliningrad

On April 1, Kaliningrad (Russia) hosted the official meeting between Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachev and Director General of the International Nuclear Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Mariano Grossi, who arrived in Kaliningrad after his visit to Ukraine. Following the meeting, Alexey Likhachev stated that the key topic of the talks was the issue of ensuring…

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Is Anyone in the Market for A Yacht?

On March 3, a week after Russia invaded Ukraine, the U.S. and other governments around the world introduced harsh sanctions against Russian officials and the oligarchs who benefited from the regime in Moscow. The White House announced that governments “all over the world will work to identify and freeze the assets Russian elites and their…

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The Feminist Face of Russian Protests

On Feb. 23, Daria Serenko, a Moscow political activist, was finally released from a fifteen-day jail sentence.  Daria had been arrested for an Instagram post she had made in 2021 that featured “extremist” symbols associated with anti-corruption firebrand Alexei Navalny. She was exhausted. Her only wish was to get some sleep. The next day when…

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Olympic Star Oksana Baiul Launches Program to Help Ukrainian Refugees

Hollywood —Ukrainian Olympic gold medalist Oksana Baiul says she still cannot believe what is happening in her home country. In an emotionally charged roundtable session before the Hollywood Foreign Press Association the skating star said when “Putin announced the invasion I couldn’t believe it.”  “I speak to people [in Ukraine] frequently and what Russian soldiers…

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ROSATOM official commentary about Russian specialists at the Rovno NPP

The Communications Department of ROSATOM confirmed that on 23 February, four employees of the central branch of Atomspetstrans JSC – Vladimir Lapin, Ilgiz Khusnetdinov, Ivan Kryachko and Vladislav Shishkin – delivered goods to the Rovno NPP in accordance with contractual obligations. Since then, the Russian specialists have been unable to return to Russia. Through the…

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Hollywood Stars Stand Up for Ukraine

Since Putin unleashed Russia’s war on Ukraine on Feb. 24, a number of Hollywood celebrities have publicly condemned Russia’s actions. Through Instagram posts, heartfelt speeches or raising funds for Ukrainian victims, Hollywood celebs seem to have come together to help the war-torn country.  Here are just some of the celebrities who raised their voices to…

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Russian Actress Criticizes Famous Father’s Support of Ukraine War

A Russian actress has criticized her well-known actor father’s support for the war against Ukraine, in a high-profile example of how the war has split many Russian families. Vladimir Mashkov spoke at Friday’s massive rally marking the eighth anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea and supporting Russia’s “special military operation” in Ukraine.  “We are Russian…

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ROSATOM will use the experience of professional skills championships’ winners in the NPP design

ROSATOM has launched educational program for the “Engineering Design” competency on the basis of the Engineering Design (Atomenergoproekt JSC ICC “Engineering Design”, part of the ROSATOM Engineering Division) industry competence center. The training course is intended for specialists of the Joint Design Institute of Atomenergoproekt JSC (JDI) involved in the design of nuclear power facilities.…

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Young Russians View Moscow’s Attack on Ukraine with Responsibility, Not Guilt

Collective guilt and responsibility are major issues for young Russian people since the start of Russia’s so-called “special military operation” in Ukraine and harsh backlash from the international community.  Many began to question if  they should share responsibility for the state’s wrongdoings. The Moscow Times spoke to almost three dozen young people from Russia about…

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Russia To Spend $2.7 Mln on Videos to ‘Maintain Public Safety’

Russia’s Education Ministry will allocate nearly $3 million to create “digital educational content,” according to a tender filed on the public procurement portal Tuesday. The 300-million-ruble tender includes the creation of at least 3,000 scripted teaching plans and a thousand videos. One of the specified goals is the “formation of Russian civil identity among students…

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Tomsk Polytechnic University hosted a ROSATOM Career Day for international students

On March 15, 2022, Tomsk Polytechnic University hosted a ROSATOM Career Day for international students. It gathered more than 150 students from ROSATOM partner universities from Egypt, Ghana, Bolivia, Rwanda, Nigeria and Kazakhstan. On the online platform, they were able to communicate with representatives of 12 foreign companies, national nuclear agencies and ROSATOM enterprises, meet…

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Star Russian Dancer Quits Bolshoi Over War

Prima ballerina Olga Smirnova has quit the Bolshoi in Moscow to join the Dutch National Ballet, it was announced Wednesday, becoming the biggest star to leave Russia over the war in Ukraine. The 30-year-old’s departure from Russia’s most prestigious cultural institution carries echoes of defections during the Cold War. Smirnova, considered one of the greatest…

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