Turkish students work at an exhibition dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Russian nuclear industry


In the center of Moscow at the Manege Central Exhibition Hall, a cultural and historical exhibition "70 years of the nuclear industry. A chain reaction of success" dedicated to the seventieth birthday of the Russian nuclear industry takes place. Students of the National Nuclear Research University "Moscow Engineering and Physics Institute” (NNRU MEPhI) from Turkey enrolled in the Career Training Program for work in "Akkuyu" take a direct participation in the event.




Okan Yildiz, the second year student, is a volunteer, and what is more he guides excursions for foreign guests. He said, "From the first day of the show I help event organizers. There are not just excursions, but also briefings, information seminars, lessons for schoolchildren, and lectures for students. It is very interesting to see foreign guests, when they at first get acquainted with the Russian nuclear technologies. I conducted excursions for delegations from the UK, India, and Turkey. I remember one Englishman who hung on every my word and all the time was astonished at a scale of the nuclear program in Russia. He was also impressed by the exhibition and said he had never seen anything similar to it before. As a citizen of Turkey, which continues to obtain education on the atomic specialty in the leading Russian university, I was pleased to hear it. I hope that in the near future such museum will be created in the capital of Turkey."




In addition Okan Yildiz added when visitors would learn he was being a student of the Career Training Program for work in "Akkuyu" NPP, they had questioned him in detail about the construction project of the first Turkey's nuclear power plant and its status. One of the organizers of the exhibition underlined that attracting foreign students and postgraduates of NNRU MEPhI to various public events is an important component in the process of their adaptation in Russia and studying Russian.


Turkish students visited the exhibition and got acquainted with the key stages of development of the Russian nuclear industry. They also participated in an information seminar on the theme "Peculiarities of the NPP project in Turkey." Andrei Kuchumov, the director of “AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC” "Atomenergoproekt JSC" (part of the State Corporation "Rosatom") and Igor Bogomolov, the Director for Operations of “AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC” were the speakers.


Manege exhibition space is conventionally divided into a number of thematic exposition zones representing a unified complex of installations dedicated to the main periods of development of the Russian nuclear industry. The organizers have applied modern technologies to elaborate on those events and professionals, as the exhibits are reflected. About 700 rare exhibits, some of which have not previously been exhibited in Moscow, were brought from museums and archives of the Russian enterprises to the exhibition. Archival documents and newsreels, models and original equipment, drawings, maps and many other things were widely presented at the exhibition.


The high-level government representatives as Dmitry Rogozin, the Vice-Premier of the Russian Federation, Sergei Sobyanin, Mayor of the City of Moscow, Pavel Zavalny, the Chairman of the Energy Committee of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, and many others attended the cultural and historical exhibition. The representative of the State Duma noted that today the Russian peaceful atom industry is one of the most high-tech and competitive industries in the world market.


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The Educational Career Training Program for work in "Akkuyu" NPP is realized according to the Intergovernmental Agreement that was signed between the Republic of Turkey and the Russian Federation on May 12, 2010. The training takes place in the Russian National Research Nuclear University "MEPhI" in the City of Moscow and in the Institute of Atomic Energy NNRU MEPhI (University branch) in Obninsk. Since 2015 Atomic Specialty Training will also be held at the St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University (SPbPU). Today more than 240 students from Turkey are trained in MEPhI, they planned to prepare for up to 600 people all together. In 2015, in Turkey 6,155 applications for 80 seats were submitted to participate in the entrance examinations for admission to the university. The arrival of a new group is planned in October of the current year.


Press-service of “AKKUYU NUCLEAR JSC”