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Rosatom has listed the result for 2023 of the state programme: “Development of Engineering, Technologies & Scientific Research (RTTN Razvitii Tekhniki Tekhnologii I Nauchnikh Issledovanii) in the field of the use of atomic energy in the Russian Federation”.

Date: Saturday, 06 April 2024
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The physical launch of Russia’s multi-purpose fast neutron research reactor MBIR (Mnogotselevoi Bistrii Issledovatelskii Reaktor) under construction at the Scientific Research Institute of Atomic Reactors (NIIAR) in Dimitrovgrad, Ulyanovsk region, is officially scheduled for launch in 2027. In 2028 it will begin supplying electricity to the site and a pilot programme is planned.

Date: Thursday, 29 February 2024
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Installation of the building dome has been completed for the multi-purpose fast neutron research reactor MBIR (Mnogotselevoi Bistrii Issledovatelskii Reaktor) under construction at the Scientific Research Institute of Atomic Reactors (NIIAR) in Dimitrovgrad (Ulyanovsk region).

Date: Friday, 20 October 2023
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The first thermonuclear plasma has been achieved at the T-15MD tokamak, at Russia’s Kurchatov Institute and the facility is operating steadily, according to Kurchative Institute President Mikhail Kovalchuk. The physical launch of the T-15MD tokamak took place in May 2021. "The stable plasma, at millions of degrees Celsius, has been obtained.… This most complicated and expensive installation started up immediately and is now working, gaining power and reaching global parameters,” he said.

Date: Wednesday, 19 April 2023
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Russia’s Mashinostroitelny Zavod in Elektrostal (MSZ, part of Rosatom Fuel Company TVEL) has manufactured and delivered new second-generation nuclear fuel for the PIK research reactor. The PIK high-flux research reactor at the BP Konstantinov Petersburg Institute of Nuclear Physics (PNPI) in Gatchina (part of the Kurchatov Institute) is the world's largest neutron source.

Date: Saturday, 15 April 2023
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Russia’s NA Dollezhal Scientific Research & Design Institute of Power Engineering (Nikiet - part of Rosatom) has completed the preliminary design of a research molten-salt reactor for the Mining & Chemical Combine (MCC) in Krasnoyarsk as part of a Russia-wide research effort. The draft design is for a reactor plant with an innovative research reactor which uses a circulating molten fuel salt (IZhSR). The work was carried out in cooperation with the National Research Centre Kurchatov Institute and a number of Rosatom enterprises. A detailed R&D programme was drawn up and approved by Rosatom, which will substantiate the design’s technical solutions, then build and put into operation the IZhSR reactor plant at MCC.

Date: Thursday, 05 January 2023
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After commissioning the MBIR multipurpose research reactor facility, Rosatom expects to provide the nuclear industry with a competitive research infrastructure for at least the next 50 years and attract research scientists from all over the world to work together in the interests of developing the nuclear energy of the future. 

Date: Saturday, 20 November 2021
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Russia’s Troitsk Institute of Innovative and Thermonuclear Research (Triniti - part of Rosatom’s scientific division) said on 5 October that, together with Krasnaya Zvezda (a Rosatom enterprise specialising in space propulsion systems), it had for the first time carried out external refuelling of the T-11M tokamak with liquid lithium in a continuous operating cycle.

Date: Friday, 08 October 2021
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Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin on 18 May took part in the launch ceremony of the T-15MD tokamak installation at the National Research Centre Kurchatov Institute. The Tokamak T-15MD (toroidal chamber with magnetic coils) is a modified version of the T-15 reactor, which has been operating at the Kurchatov Institute since the late 1980s, and the first new thermonuclear installation built in Russia in the last 20 years. Its uniqueness lies in its combination of high power and compact dimensions made possible as a result of a number of new technologies developed by the Kurchatov Institute.

Date: Friday, 21 May 2021
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