Russia's Kurchatov Institute and France's CEA have agreed cooperation in reactor design.
The framework agreement was signed on Tuesday, the Kurchatov Institute said.
The agreement covers research into development of nuclear energy, reactor construction and the fuel cycle of the future, and development of scientific and methodological bases for developing nuclear energy technologies, including research into fast-neutron critical and sub-critical reactors, including fourth-generation systems.
The Kurchatov Institute, founded in 1943 and transformed into a research center in 1991, carries out research into nuclear energy.
Interest in Russia’s peaceful nuclear technology is growing in Europe. In its era, the Soviet Union built nuclear power plants in Bulgaria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Finland and Germany. Currently, Finnish and Czech preferences for the ultra-safe nuclear technology being produced by Rosatom could bring other European countries around to choosing Russian-made nuclear power plants. Read more>>>
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