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Russia to send ‘Fedor’ its first humanoid robot into space

Russia was set to launch on today an unmanned rocket carrying a life-size humanoid robot that will spend 10 days learning to assist astronauts on the International Space Station. Named Fedor, for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research with identification number Skybot F850, the robot is the first ever sent up by Russia. Fedor was to blast off in a Soyuz ... Read More »

BD participants at International Fishing Tournament in Russia

Two Bangladeshi amateur anglers are participating in the international fishing tournament to be held in the Russia on August 1 and 2. Organised by the Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM the tournament will take place in the Gulf of Finland in close proximity of the Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant (LNPP), the largest operating nuclear power plant in Russia in ... Read More »

Russia launches space telescope

Russia launched a space telescope  from the cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, in a joint mission on Sunday with Germany intended to map X-rays across the sky and replace a project lost in January. Video posted on the website of the Roskosmos, the Russian space agency, showed a Proton-M rocket carrying the Spektr-RG taking off from the launch pad at Baikonur ... Read More »

Russia celebrates the 65th year of world’s first commercial nuke power plant

Russia celebrated the 65th anniversary of the world’s first nuclear power plant, which was connected to grid for commercial purpose. On June 27, 1954, Obninsk Nuclear Power Plant with just 5 MW capacity was commissioned by the then Soviet Union in the city of Obninsk, approximately hundred kilometers southwest of Moscow. The plant operated successfully for almost five decades until ... Read More »

Russia Launches Advanced Nuclear Icebreaker

Russia’s state atomic energy corporation Rosatom launched a new advanced nuclear-powered icebreaker ‘Ural’ yesterday, May 25 at the Baltic Shipyard in St. Petersburg. For Rosatom it is considered as another step towards ensuring all-year round navigability of the Northern Sea Route (NSR) in tapping the commercial potential of Arctic region. Ural is the first of the Trio and the others ... Read More »

Russia implements comprehensive LNG project

March 21, 2019 – Rostec State Corporation and the Government of the Arkhangelsk Region signed an agreement on implementing a comprehensive liquefied natural gas (LNG) project Northern Dvina – LNG in the region. The document stipulates an LNG plant construction and transition to liquefied gas in a number of infrastructure facilities and households. As part of the project, Rostec will ... Read More »

Russia Starts Testing of Accident Tolerant Nuke Fuel

Dhaka, Feb 02 – TVEL, Fuel Company of Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation has started testing accident-tolerant fuel (ATF) for nuclear reactors. Accident-tolerant fuel is resistant to severe accidents at nuclear power plants. It is expected to keep its integrity for a quite a long enough time without a zirconium-steam reaction that induces hydrogen release. First two assemblies accident-tolerant ... Read More »

Russia to supply nuke fuel for China’s fast-neutron reactor

Dhaka, Jan 11 – TVEL Fuel Company, a subsidiary of Russia’s state atomic energy corporation- Rosatom and CNLY, a subsidiary of China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) have signed a contract for the supply of nuclear fuel for CFR-600 fast-neutron reactor which is currently under construction in China. The contract covers the initial loading of nuclear fuel, as well as supplies ... Read More »

The crumbling architecture of arms control

At a political rally on Saturday, 20 October, US President Donald J. Trump announced that the United States will withdraw from the 1987 Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles (INF Treaty). This confirms what has steadily been unfolding over the past couple of years: the architecture of Russian–US nuclear arms control is crumbling. Read More »

Iran, Russia and Turkey meet to discuss Idlib’s fate

The presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey are holding a key summit in Tehran that could decide the fate of Syria’s last major rebel stronghold. There are fears of a humanitarian disaster if, as expected, a large-scale battle breaks out in Idlib. Earlier, the new US envoy for Syria said there was “evidence” that Syrian government forces were preparing to ... Read More »

Russia, China sign biggest p nuclear package of contracts

Russia and China have signed the biggest package of contracts in the history of the two countries’ nuclear partnership recently in Beijing. The signing ceremony was attended by Russian president Vladimir Putin and President of People’s Republic of China president Xi Jinping. Among the deals two were on the construction of 4 new units – two at the greenfield site ... Read More »

National Geographic announces Wild Edens, Russia

National Geographic has Wednesday announced the acquisition of a new documentary Wild Edens: Russia the first in a new series that highlights the issue of climate change. Focused on the flora and fauna in the unique natural habitats of Russia, the programme highlights the unique and delicate habitat of the Altai Mountains, the Kamchatka Peninsula, and the Arctic. Read More »

Syrian ‘chemical attack’ was staged, says Russia

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said a reported chemical attack in Syria was staged by foreign agents. The US and France have said they have proof it took place, and, alongside the UK, they are considering launching military retaliation against Syria. Russia, a Syrian ally, has warned the US that air strikes risk a new war. Read More »

Russia warns US against military action

Russia has urged the US to avoid taking military action in response to an alleged chemical attack in Syria. “I would once again beseech you to refrain from the plans that you’re currently developing,” Moscow’s UN envoy Vasily Nebenzia said on Tuesday. He warned Washington that it will “bear responsibility” for any “illegal military adventure” it carries out. Read More »

Andrew McCabe gave notes to Russia inquiry

Ex-FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe has given memos about conversations he had with President Donald Trump to an inquiry into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election, US media say. They say the memos could support allegations that the president sought to obstruct justice. Mr McCabe was fired from the FBI on Friday following an internal inquiry. Mr Trump had ... Read More »

Russian oligarchs in UK asked to explain luxury lifestyles

Russian oligarchs suspected of corruption will be forced to explain their luxury lifestyles in the UK, the security minister has said. As part of an organised crime crackdown, Ben Wallace told the Times officials could now seize suspicious assets worth more than £50,000. He added wealthy foreign criminals would feel the “full force of government”. Read More »