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Russia’s Rosatom Festival of Science and Culture in India

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New Delhi: Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom said on Tuesday, October 23, that its Festival of Science and Culture focused on nuclear science and technologies will be held in Mumbai and New Delhi from October 24 to October 29.

Rosatom, which is the consultant and equipment supplier for the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu, said in a statement that the event is being organised in collaboration with the Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai, and the Russian Embassy here.

Russian pilot-cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko, Professor of Biotechnology at National Research Nuclear University (MEPhI) Elena Sarapultseva and MEPhI Associate Professor Olga Momot are slated to speak during the festival, the statement said.

Kornienko, who was on a year-long mission during 2015-16 aboard the International Space Station, will share his vision about the possibility of developing a nuclear-powered spacecraft for deep space travel, it said.

“During the lectures, Momot and Sarapultseva will talk about electricity generation from the nuclear power plants as well as non-power application of nuclear technologies in medicine, agriculture and daily life,” it added.

“Rosatom Festival of Science and Culture is a series of educational activities that give participants an opportunity to experience Russian culture and get to know about the latest developments in nuclear science and technology.

“Each festival consists of a lot of interactive talks, readings, workshops, contests, cultural activities and much more,” Rosatom CEO (South Asia) Andrey Shevlyakov said in the statement.

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