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Russia Announces Establishment of International Training Center for Nuclear Scientists and Engineers

On June 26, Russian representatives announced the establishment of an international scientific and educational center for nuclear and related industries. The center has been built in Obninsk, the site of the world’s first nuclear power plant, established under the direction of Igor Kurchatov in 1954. More than 900 specialists from some 100 countries took part in the ceremony yesterday. The goal of the project is to train the technological elite of Russia and friendly other countries, utilizing Russia’s mastery of nuclear science.

The guests of the forum were welcomed by Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko and Governor of the Kaluga Region Vladislav Shapsha. Also addressing the participants via videoconference were the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Rafael Mariano Grossi, and the President of the World Nuclear Association Sama Bilbao y León.

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