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01.07.2016

"The Fukushima tragedy of 2011, reparations for which have already amounted to $52 million fully demonstrated the necessity to create a common legal regime in this field under which the liability of the operating organization and the state would be limited and the victims would have full assurance concerning legal safeguards of their rights and interests" — Konstantin Stalmakhov, Andrey Shkarbanov, Department for legal and corporate affairs of the ROSATOM national nuclear corporation.

03.06.2015

“If suddenly Iran is out of enriched uranium and it isn’t able to provide us with it, we will be able to address to IAEA. It is like to borrow money in an ordinary bank: one cannot rely only on personal income and has to go to a bank from time to time. It’s a certain airbag, which would secure us if the fuel cycle or other things go wrong, for example, due to political reasons. The Middle East is a very turbulent place: today we’re friends, tomorrow there could be another situation,” - Mohammed Shaker, Chairman of Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs.

29.04.2015

The new issue of Security Index journal offers several predictions for the development of international security. First of all, during the round table "Russia, challenges to its security and answers: expectations for 2014 and reality–2015"  Dmitry Trenin, Dmitry Evstafiev, Armen Oganesyan, Vadim Kozyulin and Andrei Suzdaltsev, someone a year ago, someone a little more – have given us their predictions about what threats and challenges Russia will face and how she will react to them. And now in the spring of 2015, they don't just look at their own predictions of that absolutely unpredictable year, but also offer their views in 2015.   

28.04.2015

“I am glad to greet you on the occasion of the opening of the Conference. The agenda of the meeting includes a range of issues related to the implementation of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, which has been a cornerstone of the international security system for more than four decades, ensuring strategic parity and global stability. […] I hope that all the NPT States Parties will reiterate at the Conference their readiness to strictly fulfill their commitments under the Treaty. This will certainly represent an important factor in enhancing peace, security and stability on the entire planet”, – President of Russia, Vladimir Putin.

12.02.2015

“The creation of an adequate national nuclear infrastructure and the formation of an intellectually prepared and profession team of specialists, who possess culture in the relevant technological fields, will give the possibility to avert the beginnings of possible financial, administrative, technical, political, proliferation, ecological and other risks during the planning and realization of national atomic-energy programs,” – Yuri Busurin, acting Head of the Project Office for Atomic Infrastructure at Rosenergoatom, Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation.

26.01.2015

The latest issue of the Security Index journal is partly devoted to the development of the global nuclear energy sector and nuclear infrastructure. Against the backdrop of the oil-and-gas needle and amid the continued devaluation of the Russian currency, the Russian nuclear energy sector seems to offer what may well be the only tangible, comprehensive, and carefully thought-out answer to economic upheavals. This particular branch of the Russian high-tech sector is not a prototype but a working engine.

16.01.2015

“Exporters act on their initiative and help importing countries with a number of infrastructural issues, primarily in the educational sphere. Not only the supplier companies but also the exporting countries themselves work on education, development of the legal base and norms. Japan, Russia, France, South Korea and the USA are doing a great job, especially in the cases where they are involved in the construction. There is a number of good examples of assistance in education and training of national specialists, sometimes it seems to be done for purely humanitarian reasons,” – IAEA Deputy Director General, Alexander Bychkov.

09.12.2014

“Even if the upcoming review conference goes sour, it will not necessarily mean the collapse of the NPT. But even if in all hopes of staying away from excessive drama and the unnecessary letting-out of passions, I cannot help but notice that at the moment there are too many signs that a big blast is possible. Volcanoes sleep for a long time, and signs of recovery do not always mean the immediate beginning of an eruption. But if too many anxiety symptoms accumulate, one begins to think about evacuation and not about the fact that there might be a lot of drama and pathos in statements to the press,” – PIR Center Director, Vladimir Orlov.

05.12.2014

“Nuclear power plays an important role in ensuring the energy security, environmental protection and industrialization of Vietnam. Nuclear power is planned to make a significant contribution to Vietnamese national electricity generation in the period leading up to 2030, and will continue to make an even greater contribution up to the year 2050. In November 2009, the National Assembly of Vietnam passed Resolution on the investment of the Ninh Thuan Nuclear Power Project, which consists of Ninh Thuan 1 and Ninh Thuan 2 Nuclear Power Plants,” – Director General of the Vietnam Atomic Energy Agency, Dr. Hoang Anh Tuan.

28.11.2014

“Russia needs to develop a comprehensive strategy of presence in Southeast Asia. Nuclear cooperation serves as one of the most optimal directions in which to focus on the economic benefits and on the solution of strategic problems and security issues.  This area of cooperation between Russia and countries of the region may contribute not only to solving the energy issue, but in the long term could become a lever for the development of constructive cooperation in other spheres,” – Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations in the School of Regional and International Studies of the Far East Federal University, Ivan Zolotukhin.

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