Scientists create modified fullerene capable of fighting HIVScience & Space March 28, 13:47
Kremlin notes Russian bank's contacts with Trump's son-in-law 'usual business practice'Business & Economy March 28, 13:28
Kremlin spokesman slams reports of his ‘secret visit’ to Lugansk as ‘fake news’Russian Politics & Diplomacy March 28, 13:19
Russia's Rosneft disappointed by EU Court’s decision on sanctions agains companyBusiness & Economy March 28, 13:10
Kremlin: Attacks on Russian business in Ukraine show country’s 'zero investor confidence'Business & Economy March 28, 13:05
Kremlin analyzing civic stance of Russian protests’ participantsRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 28, 13:02
US shuns constructive discussion of INF Treaty — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 28, 13:01
Press review: EU may freeze Brexit talks and Kiev to step up pressure on Russian companiesPress Review March 28, 13:00
US missile defense in South Korea affects Russia’s sucurity — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 28, 12:57
MINSK, November 26. /TASS/. Belarus expects that construction of its first nuclear power plant by Russia’s Rosatom will cost less due to Russian ruble devaluation, Andrey Barkun, deputy director of the plant’s operator, told reporters on Wednesday.
The total cost of the plant construction will not exceed $11 billion, he said. In accordance with an intergovernmental agreement, Belarus will receive a $10 billion loan for the plant construction from the Russian government.
The loan agreement was signed in US dollars, while payments for construction works are made in Russian rubles, which will bring certain benefit to Belarus, Barkun said.
Atomstroyexport, part of Rosatom, acts as a general contractor to build Belarus’ nuclear plant consisting of two units with a combined capacity of around 2,400 megawatts. The launch of the units is scheduled for 2018 and 2020, respectively.