Atom for Peace Day in the Kaluga Region
On Tuesday, 26 June, the Kaluga Region celebrates the Atom for Peace Day. According to the press service of the regional government, it was on this day of 1954 that the world's first nuclear power plant was commissioned in Obninsk. In honour of the memorable event, in the beginning of the 2018 the deputies of the Legislative Assembly of the region declared 26 June a memorable date of regional significance.
“A new age of humankind began in the remote year of 1954 with the launch of the first nuclear power plant in Obninsk. Scientists and engineers turned the destructive force of the atom for the benefit of our civilization, opened new horizons for its effective peaceful use. The tamed atom is the pride of Russia, the most important factor of its stability, sovereignty and power,” Anatoly Artamonov, the Governor of the Kaluga Region said in this celebratory speech.
The launch of the world’s first nuclear power plant has become an unprecedented event in the world history. The plant was used as a research facility, and the first nuclear submarines crews were also trained here, as well as, subsequently, staff of many newly built nuclear power plants from USSR, China, GDR and other countries.
“The nuclear industry is one of the trademarks of the Kaluga Region. A large group of nuclear experts involved in the development of the nuclear shield of Russia and peaceful atom facilities work in our region,” the Governor of the Kaluga Region added.
He also mentioned that nuclear technologies today are a crucial part of the space industry and nuclear medicine, agricultural radiology and radioecology. It is the scope of these technologies implementation that led to the establishment of the Kaluga nuclear cluster in the region. Its residents lay the groundwork for solving important scientific, technical and fuel energy tasks.
Obninsk NPP is a nuclear power plant located in the city of Obninsk, Kaluga Region. It is the world’s first nuclear power plant connected to the electrical network, as well as the first nuclear power plant of the Soviet Union.
In April 2002 it was decommissioned and now it is a memorial complex. Obninsk NPP is the first nuclear power plant decommissioned in Russia.
The building of the world’s first nuclear power plant in Obninsk is a cultural heritage site of Russia of regional significance and is protected by the state.
5 October, Moscow. – The roundtable ‘Developing Exchange Trading in Russian Oil’ was held on the sidelines of Russian Energy Week.
The winners of the Russian contest among the media, the press services of fuel and energy companies, and regional administrations MediaTEK 2017 will be awarded as part of the business programme of the Russian Energy Week international forum on 4–5 October 2017. The contest received roughly 400 works from 55 regions of Russia. The most active regions in terms of the number of applications were the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District, Krasnodar Territory, Leningrad Region, Krasnoyarsk Territory, Republic of Tatarstan, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District, Kemerovo Region, St. Petersburg, and Moscow. The winner in the ‘Best Press Service’ nomination in the ‘National Fuel and Energy Sector Companies’ category was the company IDGC of the North Caucasus, while the winner in the ‘Regional Fuel and Energy Sector Companies’ category was Tatneft. Siberian Coal Energy Company took first place in the ‘Promotion of Fuel and Energy Sector Professions’ nomination among national companies, while the Kirov branch of T Plus along with the Kirov branch of IDGC of Centre and Volga Region – Kirovenergo took the top spot among regional companies. The contest’s Expert Council also established special prizes, which were awarded to 11 participants in the MediaTEK 2017 competition. The awards will be presented as part of REW 2017 by members of the MediaTEK Expert Council, which includes Russian Minister of Energy Alexander Novak, Deputy Head of the Administration of the Russian President and Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, Dean of the Faculty of Communications, Media, and Design at the Higher School of Economics Andrey Bystritsky, Dean of the Faculty of Journalism at Lomonosov Moscow State University Yelena Vartanova, Interfax Information Agency First Deputy CEO Georgy Gulia, Russian Deputy Minister of Energy Anton Inyutsyn, Russia Today International Information Agency General Director Dmitry Kiselev, Eventica Communications General Director Sergey Kolushev, President of the Global Energy Association for the Development of International Energy Research and Projects Igor Lobovsky, TASS Information Agency General Director Sergey Mikhailov, and Kommersant Newspaper Editor-in-Chief Sergey Yakovlev.