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Siegfried Hecker: we are doomed to cooperate


When I look at the past, I have always thought that cooperation was extremely important...


Vladimir Poplavskiy passed away

On June 18, SSC RF - IPPE Deputy Director General for Fast Reactors, Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation, Professor and Doctor of Engineering, Vladimir Mikhaylovich Poplavskiy, passed away...

Rostov-3 is connected to the grid

The third unit of Rostov NPP began to give the first kilowatt-hours in the unified power grid of the country...

Russia Seeks CTBT Early Entry Into Force

Russia is a strong advocate of the early entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, which is to become an essential part of the international legal security system and an important link to the other nonproliferation and disarmament instruments...


Russian View on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

Church vs. Nukes: The Dilemma of a Secret Russian Town

Submarines: The Quiet Bulwark of the Russian Navy

Can the Yury Dolgoruky fill the Yekaterinburg shoes?

Leningrad NPP: in Russia Day the new super powerful unit with VVER-1200 reactor was put at 100% power for the first time

At the power unit No 2 of Novovoronezh NPP-2 the loading of the imitation zone of the VVER-1200 reactor has started

BN-800 is running at 100%

The Forum The Cities and Nuclear Technologies was held in Obninsk

The monument to the pioneers in nuclear energy was inaugurated in Obninsk

Reactor vessel is lifted at Novovoronezh NPP-2 second unit

The fourth unit of Leningrad NPP shutdown for a short-term repair

Ministry of energy and Rosatom are considering the question of delay in commissioning of nuclear reactors

The Rostov NPP: 3000 tons of pipes to be mounted on the power unit #4 under construction in 2015

The arrest of the Deputy Director of IPPE is extended until March 25

Kursk NPP: reduced power of unit No. 3

The incident at Leningrad NPP did not affect radiation safety

Kursk NPP reached a new historical maximum of electricity generation

Balakovo-2 is connected to the grid after shutdown

Excess generation from Rostov NPP can be used to supply the needs of the Crimea

Medvedev has approved a draft agreement between the Russian Federation and Jordan on the NPP construction

Kursk NPP generates 800 billion kilowatt-hours

Atomenergomash has completed steam generator delivery to Tianwan-3

The IAEA experts confirmed the commitment of Kola NPP to continuous operational safety improvement

Short circuit at forty kilometers from the Kursk NPP had no impact on plant operation

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Hero of the day

William D. Magwood, IV: it was a great trip for me

William D. Magwood, IV: it was a great trip for me

It has been a great trip for me. I learned more about what the Russian organizations are doing. We saw some new opportunities for cooperation and also I heard about some activities I would like to learn more about.



INTERVIEW

Vladimir Kriventsev

Vladimir Kriventsev
Actually, the duration of the NAPRO project will be five years. It was started in 2013 and it shall be completed in 2018. The NAPRO CRP attracted a lot of participants. And here I would like to thank Argonne National Laboratory, which is a very good contributor. I have to mention also the important contribution of the Obninsk IPPE for the part of the project concerning the thermalhydraulic data.


OPINION

Siegfried Hecker

Siegfried Hecker
When I look at the past, I've always thought that cooperation was extremely important.My feeling is that we did a lot of good; there were a lot of benefits to both countries. It's often not appreciated that it was actually beneficial to both countries. Itis unfortunate that it came pretty much to an end between U.S. and Russia.


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