OF INTEREST: V. Putin talks with Kurchatov’s director M. Kovalchuk

​Russia’s President Vladimir Putin met with Director of the National Research Centre Kurchatov Institute Mikhail Kovalchuk.

Mr Kovalchuk briefed the President about the results of implementing a state program for developing the Kurchatov Institute.
 
PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA VLADIMIR PUTIN: Mr Kovalchuk, four years ago, you proposed a development program for the Kurchatov Institute. The Kurchatov Institute is one of the leading research institutions working in nuclear physics, if not the leading institution. And you have received six billion each year with the goal of development?
 
DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL RESEARCH CENTRE KURCHATOV INSTITUTE MIKHAIL KOVALCHUK: Yes, that was the amount.
 
VLADIMIR PUTIN: I know that the program is about to conclude, and I would like to hear about the results we have reached. Moreover, I know you are currently working on the next program.
 
MIKHAIL KOVALCHUK: Mr President, I would like to report to you about the most significant results reached while implementing the program launched on your initiative and the most important results that are significant for our nation’s economy.
 
Read the whole conversation transcription on the Foreign Affairs website.