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Children of the employees of the Turkish company AKKUYU NUCLEAR became the participants of the musical, the first night of which took place in Saint Petersburg


The first night of the musical of the International children’s creative project Nuclear Kids «Ask Rutherford» took place on one of the main theater stages of Saint Petersburg (Russia). Actors, engaged in the performance are the children of the employees of the enterprises of the nuclear industry from Russia, Vietnam, Czechia, Hungary, Turkey, Ukraine and Belarus.

        Nuclear Kids Project is already seven years old. It united talented children of the employees of the nuclear industry of different countries every year. The project is charitable, serves for strengthening of friendly ties between children, creates conditions for the creative development of talented children, popularization of the nuclear power engineering among the growing generation. In order to become a participant of the project children had to pass a series of regional castings of over 450 applicants at the age of 11 to 16 years old. As per the results the best beginner artists came to Russia to a preparatory base not far from Saint Petersburg on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, where the basic rehearsals took place.

          One of the participants of the group of children from the Republic of Turkey Melisa Kaboglu share impressions before the first night: «We have already made friends with all children of the project. They came from different countries. We rehearse the musical every day. We get up very early and are at the stage until late in the evening. It is very interesting. We do not take notice, how the time passes. Excursions are organized for us besides rehearsals. We have a lot of impression!»

        The uniqueness of Nuclear Kids project is the each performance is created less than for a month. Every day rehearsals, tight schedule and full commitment. 70 children, not acquainted with each other meet on one theater stage and create a bright colorful musical show, with which the go on tours then. The script is written specially for each musical. This year it is dedication to the story of boy Igor, who will become a great Soviet scientist in the future. In the course of the performance he will overcome multiple tests and will find his way in life finally. 

        The author of the idea of Nuclear Kids project, Director of the Communications Department of Russian state corporation Rosatom Sergey Novikov noted:  This year the Russiannuclear industry celebrates 70 years’ anniversary. One of the founders of use of nuclear power for peaceful purposes was Igor Kurchatov. We learned about interesting episodes of his biography, and the script writer built a plot on the stories from the life of the scientist, known all over the world. It has strong friendship, and relations with parents, and search of the profession – with the question, which is urgent for those, who play on the stage and who sits in the audience hall – what professional way to choose for me. And it has an answer to the question – how to attain the set goal».

        There are colorful decorations, a lot of light, music, choreography and vocal on the stage. The children made a performance under guidance of a team of experienced mentors and teachers- production director, choreography-director, teachers of vocal, acting technique and stage speech.

         There is full house in the audience hall of the new stage of the Russian State Academic Theater of Drama named after A.S. Pushkin (Alexandrinsky Theater). There is a first night and only one performance here. Further the participants of the project will go on a tour to Novovoronezh, where the referential nuclear power plant for Akkuyu NPP - NovovoronezhNPP-2 is built. On the fifth of August the performance will be shown in Hungary, in Paks, which is the satellite town of the nuclear power plant under Russian technologies – Paks NPP. On the 8th of August the children will have a performance in Czechia, in Ceske Budejovice. And the final theatrical performance of 2015 will take place in the capital of Russia – the city of Moscow (August 13 and 14, on the state of «Et Cetera Theater»).

        AKKUYU NUCLEAR JOINT-STOCK COMPANY supports organization and holding of «Nuclear Kids».  For the fourth year in succession the company ensures participation of the children from the Republic of Turkey in the event. The project is called to strengthen the friendly relations between the children of the employees of the enterprises of the nuclear industry of Russia and foreign states, to develop new traditions of the cultural interaction and children’s creation.

The idea of the project belongs to Russian ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation. It is implemented by the Information Department of Rosatom SC.




Press-service of AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC