Federation Council ratifies atom for peace agreement with Turkey

On Wednesday, Russian parliamentarians ratified the intergovernmental agreement with Turkey on cooperation in use of nuclear energy for peace, RIA Novosti reports.

The document was signed in August 2009 in Ankara. It is aimed at reinforcing the legal basis of cooperation between Turkey and Russia in this sphere.

The document contains directions for cooperation, including scientific research, design, construction and exploitation of energy reactors, nuclear material supply, environmental preservation and so on.

In late 2010, Russia ratified the intergovernmental agreement with Turkey on cooperation on the construction and exploitation of the first Turkish nuclear power station at Akkuju. The price of the project is about $20 billion.

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