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“The image losses, which the nuclear sector has witnessed after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, have barely affected Russian companies, considerably hitting Rosatom competitors in the Middle East. At the same time the advantages of Russian state corporation connected to spent nuclear fuel withdrawal and extensive state support remained intact. However a number of Rosatom's new competitors either are in no way inferior in their capabilities (KEPCO) or can considerably bridge the gap in the nearest future (Chinese companies)”, - PIR Center intern Andrey Baklitskiy.


“The International Arms Trade Treaty is a bold and progressive initiative. A lot of complex issues will have to be agreed over the next 18 months. Meanwhile, Russia's position on this matter is clearly evolving. Russian experts have an opportunity to make a significant contribution to the proposed treaty” – Director of the PIR Center Conventional Arms and ATT Project Vadim Kozyulin.