A briefing with deputy prime ministers
An excerpt from Mikhail Mishustin’s opening remarks:
The Government continues to support the development of Russian science, including nuclear physics. Russia is a leader in fundamental research owing to the unique R&D by Russian scientists. These achievements enable applied research in the essential areas, such as medicine, biology, environmental safety, and space exploration.
The Government will allocate almost 65 billion roubles for the construction of a research nuclear installation based on a fourth-generation multifunctional fast-neutron research reactor. This is an experimental project designed to test nuclear technologies and conduct research testing of innovative materials.
It is extremely important that Russian science be competitive and become a point of attraction for researchers from all over the world. For this reason, we are planning to establish an international research centre based on this project. Launching the new-generation reactor will make it possible to test innovative technologies for heat and power generation as well as radioactive waste management technologies, something that is of particular importance for environmental safety and protection.