Rosatom not worried about Siemens move

VIENNA, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Russian nuclear power company Rosatom says it isn't worried about its partner, German engineering conglomerate Siemens, opting to leave the nuclear industry.

Russian-Mongolian uranium efforts deepen

MOSCOW, May 31 (UPI) -- Russia is moving quickly into the Mongolian mining sector.

Russia studies downgrading atomic fuel

MOSCOW, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Russia and the United States will study removing high-grade uranium from Russian reactors to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons, a Russian official says.
Sofia losing money from nuke plant closure

Sofia losing money from nuke plant closure

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Bulgaria could lose nearly $11 million from electricity exports from a nuclear power plant because of a defective part, the country's economic minister said.

Russia, Kazakhstan near nuclear deals

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, June 19 (UPI) -- The head of Russia's atomic energy company said Saturday Russia is close to signing nuclear cooperation agreements with Kazakhstan.
Uranium bank deposit imminent, Moscow says

Uranium bank deposit imminent, Moscow says

PARIS, March 9 (UPI) -- A reserve of low-enriched uranium will be deposited into an international nuclear fuel bank by the end of the year, Russian executives said in Paris.

Iran nuclear plant appropriate, U.S. says

BUSHEHR, Iran, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The trial start-up of the Bushehr nuclear plant in Iran is in the realm of peaceful use of nuclear energy, a U.S. State Department spokesman said Wednesday

Russia, Iran cooperate on nuclear plant

BUSHEHR, Iran, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Russia and Iran are holding discussions regarding a possible joint venture to operate the Bushehr nuclear power plant in southern Iran.

Rosatom, Japan cooperate on nuclear

MOSCOW, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Russia's Rosatom Nuclear Energy State Corp. said it is ready to move forward with a bilateral agreement with Japan to work on nuclear power.

Iran nuclear plant set for startup in '09

MOSCOW, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- A trial run of the Russian-completed Bushehr nuclear power plant in southern Iran is scheduled for later this year, a top Russian official says.

Gazprom moves on Yamal development

MOSCOW, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Energy monopoly Gazprom signed a six-year deal with the Russian nuclear regulatory agency to develop offshore natural resources, documents show.

Russia, Brazil cooperate on nuclear power

MOSCOW, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Russia offered to help Brazil use new technology to explore for and produce uranium.

Russia, Armenia discuss nuclear power

YEREVAN, Armenia, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Armenia's president met with Russia's nuclear chief to discuss cooperation on nuclear energy.

Report: Bushehr plant completion on time

TEHRAN, May 20 (UPI) -- Iran says Russia has assured its Bushehr nuclear power plant, whose completion has been delayed several times in the past, will now be ready on time.

Baltic nuke plant criticized

MOSCOW, April 25 (UPI) -- Russian plans to build a nuclear power plant in the Kaliningrad Region have provoked protests from Europeans concerned about environmental and radiological safety.
TATYANA SINITSYNA, UPI Outside View Commentator
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Sergei Kiriyenko
Russian atomic energy chief Sergei Kiriyenko looks on during a press conference with Iran's atomic energy chief Gholamreza Aghazadeh (not seen) at Bushehr nuclear power plant in the Bushehr Port on the Persian Gulf, 1,000 kms south of Tehran, Iran on February 25, 2009. Iranian officials said the long-awaited power plant was expected to become operational last fall but its construction was plagued by several setbacks, including difficulties in procuring its remaining equipment and the necessary uranium fuel. (UPI Photo/Mohammad Kheirkhah)

Sergey Vladilenovich Kiriyenko (Russian: Серге́й Владиле́нович Кирие́нко) (born 26 July 1962) is a Russian politician. He served as the Prime Minister of Russia from 23 March to 23 August 1998 under President Boris Yeltsin. Currently, he is the head of Rosatom, the state nuclear energy corporation.

Sergei Kiriyenko's grandfather, Yakov Israitel, made his name as a devoted Communist and Lenin awarded him with an inscribed pistol for his good service to the Party.

Sergei Kiriyenko was born in 1962 in Sukhumi, the capital of the Abkhazian ASSR of the Georgian SSR, and grew up in Sochi , in southern Russia. After graduation from high school, Kiriyenko enrolled in the shipbuilding faculty at the Nizhny Novgorod (Gorky) Water Transport Engineers Institute, where his divorced father taught. At this time, he dropped the Jewish family name of his father and adopted Kiriyenko, the Ukrainian name of his mother.

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