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Nuclear agency chief Kiriyenko to head Rosatom corporation

RIA Novosti

06/12/2007 18:54 NOVO-OGARYOVO, December 6 (RIA Novosti) - The head of the Russian nuclear agency, Sergei Kiriyenko, will head state nuclear power corporation Rosatom, the Russian president said Thursday.

"The law on the state corporation entered into force yesterday. This law is intended to create the conditions for the development of the nuclear power sector," Vladimir Putin told Kiriyenko.

The president said a decree on his offer that Kiriyenko head the corporation will be issued in the next few days.

President Putin signed into law a bill on the corporation on December 3. The corporation will be formed on the basis of the Russian Federal Nuclear Power Agency (Rosatom) and will have the same name.

In line with the bill, the Rosatom corporation will be fully controlled by the federal government and will incorporate the Atomenergoprom joint stock company, all civilian and military nuclear facilities and enterprises, research institutions, and organizations working in the sphere of nuclear and radioactive security.

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