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Sergey Kirienko: “The resolution of the Russian government about Rosatom remaining a state corporation is a good sign for foreign partners”


“The resolution of the Russian government on Rosatom staying a state corporation is a good sign for foreign partners says Sergey Kirienko, Head of State Atomic Energy Corporation ‘Rosatom’ – First, it provides us with stability and prospects for future work and, second, it is a very good sign for all our global partners,” – he stated in an interview to an ITAR-TASS correspondent”.

"When any question of change of the legal form of state corporations arises in Russia, they fire these kinds of questions at us” – he remarked. Kirienko explained that a nuclear power plant cycle is approximately 100 years – 10 years between the relevant resolution and the launch of the last of the power plants, 80 years of operation and 10 years of shutdown. “100 years of business plans and prospects are crucial for all our partners, so that they may be sure that we will continue to be their partners for a long time,” – said the Head of Rosatom.

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in his interview with Kommersant newspaper that of all state corporations Rosatom has the best prospects. He said that Rosatom will maintain its status as a state corporation for a considerable time.