Russian, US Scientists Discuss Cooperation On Nuclear Security In Moscow - Statement
Scientists from Russia and the United States have gathered on Wednesday in the Russian capital to discuss the cooperation on nuclear security, a statement by the Moscow-based Nuclear Safety Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IBRAE) said
The meeting was held at the initiative of the US Department of Energy (DOE). The US side was represented by the DOE officials and specialists from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the special facilities overseen by the DOE.
"The main purpose of the visit is to discuss the possibilities of scientific and technical cooperation in the field of enhancing nuclear and radiation safety throughout the world," the statement from the IBRAE website said.
The meeting in Moscow may improve Russia-US relations in the spheres of atomic and nuclear energy that have been on the downward spiral in the recent years. In 2014 Russian Rosatom nuclear energy giant was hit by the US sanctions over the Ukrainian crisis. As a mirror response Russia suspended the agreement with US in nuclear sphere back in 2016. The landmark accord signed in 2013 covered a large specter of spheres, including nuclear safety, design of nuclear power plants, the use of nuclear and radiation technologies in medicine and industry, as well as radioactive waste management.