October 1, 2019, Silifke, Mersin Province, Turkey - The grand opening of the school for the children of Akkuyu NPP project employees was held in the city of Silifke in Mersin Province. Schooling will be conducted in Russian according to Russian educational standards.


Students and their parents, teachers and school staff, as well as honored guests of the ceremony gathered in the festively decorated schoolyard. Among them:  Managing Director GR and International Cooperation of AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSCAlexei Frolov, , Head of Silifke District Administration Ersin Emiroglu, acting Mayor of Silifke CitySadyk Altunok, , Head of the District Education Department of Silifke Sherafettin Chiftchi, Program Director Akkuyu NPP JSC TITAN-2 CONCERN Roman Mustafin.


The honorary guests of the event addressed the participants of the ceremony with a welcoming speech. Managing Director GR and International Cooperation of AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC Alexei Frolov made a comment: “I am happy to welcome you here today at the opening ceremony of a Russian school in the city of Silifke, Mersin province. Today’s event marks a new phase of the Akkuyu NPP project: children of engineering company employees and contractors who come to work at the NPP construction site will be able to receive education in their native language and according to Russian standards. This is also an important milestone in the development of Russian-Turkish relations: Russian schools in Turkey now operate in the largest cities of the country - Istanbul and Ankara,  resort cities Antalya and Alanya, traditionally popular among Russian tourists, but for the first time such a school is opened in the area of implementation of a large-scale interstate project, which in itself emphasizes the special importance of Akkuyu NPP project for Russia and Turkey.”


Kaimakam Silifke Ersin Emiroglu said: “Dear participants of the ceremony, the Governor of Mersin Province Ali Ihsana Su sends you his hearty greetings and wishes you all the successful opening of the school. We are too glad that here in Silifke, one of the splendid parts of Mersin Province, on the banks of the warm sea a school is being opened for children, who shall shape our future”.

Acting Mayor of Silifke Sadyk Altunok made a comment: I hope thanks to the NPP construction project we shall succeed in opening other educational institutions here for the Turkish and Russian children. We, the representatives of the municipal authorities of Silifke are ready to do our level best and create comfortable conditions for the Russian employees of Akkuyu NPP project in our city”.

Akkuyu NPP Program Director of JSC TITAN-2 CONCERN Roman Mustafin congratulated the gathered people: “This is a critical event in the history both of our multinational project and friendly mutual relations of the two countries. I would like to express gratitude to all who helped implement the school concept”.


With the opening of the new school the children of Russian employees arriving at the region for participation in the construction of Akkuyu NPP have the opportunity to get education in one’s native language. At the same time the school shall become a new municipal infrastructure facility, create possibilities for employment and overall possibilities for development of the public life of the region, mutual integration of the Russian participants of the Akkuyu project and inhabitants of the region.



Initially, more than 50 schoolchildren and pupils of preschool education groups will study here. The number of students will increase to 150 by the end of this year.


The educational institution will function as a branch of the Private Moscow International School in Antalya. The training here will be conducted in Russian. The school curriculum includes primary general education (grades 1–4), basic general education (grades 5–9), secondary general education (grades 10–11), and preschool education for children from 3 to 7 years old. The school curriculum complies with all Russian state educational standards.


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About Akkuyu NPP


Akkuyu NPP is the first-ever nuclear power plant to be built in the Republic of Turkey. The project is being implemented on the basis of an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the construction and operation of a nuclear power plant at the Akkuyu site in the Republic of Turkey, concluded between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Turkey on May 12, 2010. The project provides for the construction of four power units with Russian made generation 3+ WWER reactors. The capacity of each NPP power unit will amount to 1200 MW. Currently the project is entirely financed by the Russian side. Rosatom State Corporation is the majority shareholder of AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC which has committed itself to the design, construction, maintenance, operation and decommissioning of the power plant. Akkuyu NPP is the first project in the global nuclear industry being implemented according to Build-Own-Operate model.


About the Private Moscow International School


The Private Moscow International School has been operating since 2011 under the license of the Ministry of Education of Turkey, schooling is conducted according to the Russian federal methods with issuance of a Russian certificate. Teaching is conducted in Russian from grades 1 to 11, all students study English, accompanied by Turkish as a regional component. The school collaborates with the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, Moscow State Linguistic University and other Russian universities. The educational institution has a studio of fine art, ballroom dance, a choral studio, a section of rhythmic gymnastics, a chess club. The school works closely with the Rossotrudnichestvo representative office in the Republic of Turkey, and other representations of Russian and Turkish organizations.