Russia’s Nuclear Energy Diplomacy

Its implications for energy security in the context of war in Ukraine.

9 mins
What is it about?




Rosatom, the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation, is a direct successor to the Soviet Ministry of Atomic Energy, and it has become increasingly active in the international nuclear power market since its reorganisation as a state corporation in 2007. It has a unique advantage in its capacity to be a 'one-stop nuclear shop' for all needs, including reactor construction know-how, training, support related to safety, and even spent nuclear fuel offloading. Because of this, Rosatom's services are particularly appealing to countries new to nuclear energy, including those in the Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa, and South America​​.