Cover Osteuropa 7-9/2020

In Osteuropa 7-9/2020
Teil des Dossiers Tschernobyl

Geopolitics only
Sold at a loss: The export of nuclear reactors

Vladimir Slivjak

Deutsche Fassung


Rosatom boasts of its orders from abroad. The people in charge of managing the nuclear industry stress the importance of the money that flows into Russia from the export of reactors. In fact, however, rather than enjoying the hard currency income, Russia is paying for many of the nuclear power stations itself. This is conditional on having unlimited access to the state budget and on a lack of monitoring as to whether state funds are being used efficiently.

(Osteuropa 7-9/2020, pp. 253–270)