Adamov fired

Den russiske Atomenergiministeren Yevgeny Adamov: 70 prosent av rapporten var spionasje.
Foto: Minatom

Publish date: March 28, 2001

Written by: Thomas Nilsen

President Putin said on Wednesday that he has dismissed Yevgeniy Adamov from the post of the head of Atomic Energy Ministry (Minatom). Executive Director of the Kurchatov Research Institute Aleksandr Rumyantsev has been appointed to this post.

Putin Appoints New Minister for Atomic Energy

Adamov was not the only change in the Russian Government. Putin did also appointed a new Minister of Defence, Sergey Ivanov.

Boris Nemtsov, the leader of the SPS (Union of Rightist Forces) faction in the State Duma said on Wednesday that “the most sign” of all appointments made in the Russian government on Wednesday is the change in the upper echelon of the Nuclear Energy Ministry. Nemtsov reminded that information about corruption in the ministry has been spread in the State Duma during discussion of nuclear waste imports. This was the main reason for Yevgeny Adamov’s dismissal from the post of the Nuclear Energy Minister, Nemtsov said in an interview with Radio Echo.

Nemtsov predicted serious changes in Russia’s nuclear policy – in particular, he said that the draft law on nuclear waste imports would be frozen and Russia’s attitude towards Iran would be changed, writes


Details about new minister

Until today Alexander Rumyantsev has worked as Director of the Russian Nuclear Research Centre ”Kurchatov Institute”. His duties included:

– organising and coordinating the activity of the Centre’s Directorate and of its collegial bodies;

– organising and coordinating the execution of decisions and orders of Centre’s Management Board, President and Vice-President, addressed to the Directorate and its Divisions;

– organising and coordinating the Centre’s research activity and the interactions with the Centre’s Scientific Council with regard to forming scientific programs, organizing scientific contests within the Centre, etc.

– financial, economic and other activities requiring a complex solution

– interaction with state administrative bodies,

– general administrative direction of Centre’s management apparatus, etc.

Born in 1945

Moscow Institute of Engineering Physics, 1969

since 1969 – at the RRC Kurchatov Institute- engineer, 1973 – junior researcher, 1982 – senior researcher, 1989 – head of Solid State Physics Division, 1993 –

Centre’s Director of Research Development, 1994 – Director of the Centre

Corresponding Member of Russian Academy of Sciences (Physics), 1997

Academician of Russian Academy of Sciences (Physics), 2000


Scientific activity

Experimental physics. Main interests are studies of structural and dynamics of solids crystal lattice by neutron scattering methods. USSR State Prize Winner (1986).

Head of Solid State Physics Division of the Superconductivity and Solid State Physics Institute.

Carries on active cooperation with Russian and foreign colleagues in the field of thermal neutron scattering.

Student teaching.

Scientific and public activity

Member of Centre’s Scientific Council

Member of specialized councils for conferment scientific degrees at the RRC “Kurchatov Institute”, Joint Nuclear Research Institute (Dubna), Moscow Institute of Engineering Physics

Member of Social Science Council of the Education and Science Committee of RF State Duma

Member of RF Nuclear Society Board

Member of Editorial Boards of journals “Poverkhnost”(Surface) and Neutron News

Member of a number of commissions and councils on studies of condensed media by nuclear physics methods.


Author of more than 70 scientific papers and articles.

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