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11 april 2014
Moscow, Russia - CENESS Director Anton Khlopkov took part in the annual meeting of the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov with representatives of non-governmental organizations cooperating with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on foreign policy issues. More info
2 april 2014
New Delhi, India - CENESS Director Anton Khlopkov made a presentation on 'Moving Bilateral US-Russia Deep Cuts to Multilateralism' during the conference A Nuclear Weapon-Free World: From Conception to Reality' organized by the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) and the Indian Pugwash Society. Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India, delivered an inaugural address to conference's participants. More info
26 march 2014
Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS) Director Anton Khlopkov and CENESS research associates Valeriya Chekina and Dmitry Konukhov took part in the Nuclear Knowledge Summit on March 20-22, 2014. More info
3 march 2014
Moscow, Russia - CENESS Director Anton Khlopkov made a presentation on 'Russia-Iranian Nuclear Cooperation' during the conference 'Russian-Iranian Cooperation: Current Status and Prospects' jointly organised by the Institute of Orienal Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Russian Federation.
21 february 2014
Warsaw, Poland - CENESS Research Associate Dmitry Konukhov took part in the international workshop 'Options of TCBMs related to Non-strategic Nuclear Weapons in Europe: Cost Benefit Matrix' organised by Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) and Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
6 february 2014
Moscow, Russia - The Center for Energy and Security Studies (CENESS) held the workshop on The Nuclear Policy of Poland: From Nuclear Power to Arms Control'. The keynote presentations were delivered by Łukasz Kulesa, Head of the Non-proliferation and Arms Control Project, Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM), and Jacek Durkalec, Analyst, Non-Proliferation and Arms Control Project, PISM. More info
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CENESS in the News

15 april 2014
'Nuclear Security Summit: Russian Commitments and their Implementation'
Valdai Discussion Club
8 april 2014
'Will Kiev Be Putting Sensitive Technologies On Sale (In Russian)'
Komsomol'skaya Pravda
8 april 2014
'Russian National Security Will not be Affected by US Refusal to Cooperate on Nuclear Security (in Russian)'
RIA Novosti
8 april 2014
'Russian Budget Bears the Main Burden of Financing Nuclear Safety Projects in Russia (in Russian)'
21 march 2014
'Nuclear Security Summit: from 'Weak Links' to 'Gift Baskets' (in Russian)'
Voice of America
18 march 2014
'P5+1 and Iran Get Negotiations Back On Track (in Russian)'
Voice of Russia
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CENESS Newswire


Which market offers better opportunities for the Russian nuclear industry business development?

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Moscow, Russia - The Russian nuclear industry has set for itself an ambitious goal of becoming one of the three top global suppliers of Mo-99, which is used in 80 per cent of the medical procedures involving isotopes. Growing Russian production could help stabilize the global Mo-99 market, which faced severe shortages on several occasions in 2005-2013. It is therefore important to identify mechanisms that could enable Russia to achieve that goal, while at the same time facilitating the Russian industry's transition to new market requirements for producing Mo-99 without HEU. More info
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News of the Nuclear Club Journal

The new issue of Nuclear Club journal 1-2, 2013 was published. The main topics are:
  • How the Bushehr NPP Turbines Were Traded for Sea Launch.
  • The HEU Deal: A Success Story.
  • Nuclear Energy in Turkey after the Arab Spring and Fukushima.
  • Radiation Security during Mass Sport Events: Poland's Experience during the UEFA Euro 2012.
  • Outlook for Nuclear Energy in Egypt.
  • The IAEA Safeguards System: Conceptual Evolution.
  • Nuclear Talks with Iran: Lessons of 10 Years of Failure.
  • Plutonium and the Semipalatinsk Test Site.
The summary in English is available via link below.
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'President Yeltsin Stopped Me From Finishing the Cuban Nuclear Power Plant'

Viktor Mikhailov
Russia's first nuclear energy minister, Viktor Mikhailov, recalls in an interview Moscow's attempts to conquer new nuclear markets in the early 1990s. He also sheds some light on the decision to sell Russian centrifuge enrichment equipment to China.

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Stuxnet: New Form of Cyber Warfare was Tested on Iranian Nuclear Infrastructure? (In Russian)

Dmitry Konukhov

In June 2010 thousands of computers in India, Indonesia, Iran, China, Pakistan, USA, Taiwan and Ecuador were attacked by worm Stuxnet', a new form of cyber malware that can damage real objects. The worldwide attention was riveted to this virus after it struck the Iranian nuclear facilities: Bushehr NPP and enrichment plant in Natanz.

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Russia, Australia and New Horizons of Nuclear Cooperation
(In Russian)

John Carlson

On November 11, 2010 Russia's peaceful nuclear energy cooperation agreement with Australia, which holds about a quarter of the world's known uranium reserves, entered into force. One of the key authors of the agreement looks back at the history of the agreement, details the requirements of Australian law to such international agreements, and highlights the prospects for bilateral nuclear cooperation.

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