Celebrations dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the country’s nuclear industry will take place in Russia


20 August 2020, Moscow. - The anniversary of the nuclear industry is celebrated in Russia. Within 75 days, Rosatom will hold more than 100 events across the nation dedicated to the country’s nuclear industry. The slogan of the celebration is “75 years: ahead of the times”.

August 20, 1945 became the starting point in the history of Russian nuclear industry, which has been defending the country, providing people with energy, developing science and new technologies far beyond the nuclear field, for 75 years. On this day, a Special Committee under the USSR State Defense Committee and the First Main Directorate under the Council of People's Commissars of the USSR were created to manage the work on the atomic project.

For a long time the industry was one of the most secretive, and talking about even the most peaceful achievements of atomic science was not a common place. Most people do not realize that many technologies and solutions available to us today - from diagnostic medical equipment to security systems – have been researched and made at the nuclear enterprises.

Rosatom celebration will start on August 20 - the birthday of the nuclear industry - and will last 75 days. It will tell people about the Russian nuclear industry and the role it plays in the life of each of us.

For more information on the history of the Russian nuclear industry, please visit: https://atom75.com/


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State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom is a global technological leader, uniting assets in the energy, mechanical engineering, and construction. It is one of the top-ten Russian companies. It is the only nuclear vendor in the world that has the resources and competencies to offer energy solutions across the nuclear supply chain. Rosatom world’s largest overseas business portfolio includes 36 power units in 12 countries. It is the largest energy producer in Russia providing over 19% of country’s energy needs. Rosatom is also engaged in the production of equipment and isotope products for the needs of nuclear medicine, scientific research, and materials science, the production of digital and various innovative products. The company’s strategy is to develop low-carbon power generation projects, including in the wind generation field. Today, Rosatom brings together about 400 enterprises and organizations and over 250,000 employees.


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