A precise accounting of where the Russian nuclear industry’s operational funding comes from and where and how it gets spent is impossible to reliably ascertain as it is kept largely secret. As far as research indicates, Rosatom operates on both an official and a “real” budget that consists of foreign aid (and there have been abuses here) and domestic funding. Slightly more transparent are nuclear power plants, which are under Rosenergoatom’s purview. Though secrecy abides here too, the economic activities of nuclear power plants is easier to ascertain.
In the first quarter of 2009 Rosatom State Nuclear Energy Corporation is planning to sign a cooperation agreement with the Agency for Nuclear Energy and Uranium Mining of Mongoliacomments
MOSCOW - Russia's state-controlled nuclear operator Rosenergoatom was hit with a back tax claim for 1.7 billion rubles ($70 million), the Russian business daily Kommersant reported this week.comments
Sergei Kiriyenko was relieved of his post as head of Russia's atomic energy agency Rosatom on Monday, but officials were quick to say that it was a cosmetic change prior to Kiriyenko taking the reigns of Atomenergoprom, Russia’s new all encompassing nuclear industry monopoly.comments
Comments to the yearly report by the Russian industrial safety oversight agency Rostekhnadzor and ruminations on whether there is any logic to be found in the state nuclear corporation Rosatom’s actions.comments