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Russian Nanotechnology Corporation

Russian Nanotechnology Corporation (Russian: Роснанотех, Rosnanotekh) is a Russian non-profit state owned corporation, which has been created according to the law "On the Russian Nanotechnology Corporation" proposed by several members of the United Russia party on June 52007, and passed its first reading in the State Duma on June 14[1] and final reading on July 4. The upper house, the Federation Council, approved it on July 6. The corporation is expected to ensure interaction between government, business, and scientists in the implementation of state policy in nanotechnology and the nano-industry. It offers numerous benefits under tax and commercial legislation, while at the same time Rosnanotekh is free to operate in virtually any commercial venture it likes.

In February 2007 the Kurchatov Institute won the tender to be the main organization coordinating efforts in nanotechnology in Russia. It is not clear what were other participants of the tender. On April 182007, President Vladimir Putin took part in a nanotechnology conference hosted by the institute and announced that "nanotechnology is an activity for which this government will not spare money".[2] He elaborated on this matter in his annual address to the Parliament of Russia on April 26, declaring that the state is going to allocate more than US$ 5 bn by this year end [3] to the Russian Nanotechnology Corporation and urging to pass necessary legislation as soon as possible.[4]


Government Council for Nanotechnology

The Government Council for Nanothechnology was created on June 92007 by a resolution of Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov[5] in order to oversee the development of nanotechnology in the country.

On June 15 its members were announced:

Chairman: Sergey Ivanov
Deputy chairman: Mikhail Kovalchuk
Deputy chairman: Andrey Fursenko
Alexander Abramov
Alexey Mordashov
Vladimir Yevtushenkov
Mikhail Prokhorov
Sergey Bogdanchikov
Vladimir Yakunin
Viktor Sadovnichy
German Gref


On September 72007 Vladimir Putin appointed Leonid Melamed, a former deputy CEO Unified Energy Systems, Director General of Rosnanotekh.

See also

  • Father of all bombs


  1. ^ Full text in Russian
  2. ^ Mike Treder Russia and Nanotechnology
  3. ^ Russia to allocate $7.7 bln for nanotechnology until 2015
  4. ^ Full text of the presidentian address (translated into English)
  5. ^ Full text in Russian
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