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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Putin and modi celebrated the launch of the first unit of Kudankulam nuclear power plant

Unexpected punctuality has played a cruel joke with Vladimir Putin. On Monday a few minutes he had to wait late for the commencement of negotiations the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and on Tuesday the same thing threw out the Prime Minister of India, Narendra modi, with whom the head of state was scheduled the session on the case built by the Russian specialists of NPP “Kudankulam”. The Russian President waved at the audience in the distant Indian state of Tamil Nadu nuclear experts, and modi is still not thought to appear on the screen. And when he finally appeared, no attention to Putin was not paying, taking up the Seating arrangements of their associates.

photo: kremlin.ru

The ceremony, which was to participate the two leaders, wearing strange for the Russian ear the name “dedication of the first power unit of the Indian nation”. Anyway it was all very strange because the unit was put into operation in 2013. In the Kremlin are unable to explain what caused the need for video conferencing now, three years later, after the peaceful atom, began to work for the benefit of the Indian economy. “It was an official request from new Delhi. We call it “dedication” and “transfer” of the first unit of the Kudankulam Indian people”, — said the representative of the Protocol, referring to the mysterious Eastern soul and local traditions.

As you know, India is second after China as a strategic partner of Russia in Asia. Therefore, to ignore the request of the Indian government and Vladimir Putin could not and, honestly stood all long-winded and not a quick ceremony. First major Indian nuclear scientist, Mr. Sharma said the two leaders that the friendly spirit in which work by Russian and Indian specialists will remain — and they are implementing many similar projects. Then the head of Tamil Nadu, which built nuclear power plants, Ms. Jayalalitha told, how much did the local authorities to convince residents of the safety and reliability of the station. “The successful commissioning of the project, the Kudankulam — a vivid example of how possible and necessary to remove concerns of the people way of communication with him,” said the woman. And the head of the Russian company Valery Limarenko said that the constructed unit of the project has exceeded all expectations so Indian people can sincerely congratulate this acquisition.

Finally after about forty minutes (and all the speeches, of course, accompanied by simultaneous translation) the turn of Vladimir Putin, who felt obliged finally to explain to the audience (or at least its Russian part) the essence of the ceremony. It turned out that one block the construction of nuclear power plants has not ended — on approach for the second. Until the end of the year should be signed a credit agreement and a Protocol for the construction of the third stage of the station. A total of five 1,000 MW each. Putin recalled that Russia has allocated India the loan that will Finance 85% of the necessary work. “Russia is one of the leaders in the international market of nuclear technologies and services. And we are happy to share with our Indian colleagues with experience and expertise in this priority area,” said GDP, noting that the peaceful atom will strengthen the rapidly developing economy of India.

Narendra modi, in turn, stressed that the first unit of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant is dedicated to not only Indian people but also a strong friendship and cooperation between Moscow and Delhi. “Long live India-Russia friendship!” suddenly he said in Russian. Vladimir Putin in debt does not remain, but the extent of the English language (and many claim that the Russian President greatly succeeded) decided not to show publicly, limiting the traditional farewell of “see you soon!”. He was clearly in a hurry to quickly finish the ceremony, especially as there were still a whole bunch of cases.

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