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Activities in the territories in which ROSATOM has a presence

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The socioeconomic influence of ROSATOM on the development of territories in which it has a presence is of an integrated nature. The Corporation substantially contributes to the energy security of a number of regions. ROSATOM is a large taxpayer at all tiers of government. The Corporation’s activities produce a significant economic effect through the creation of a large number of jobs in the nuclear and allied industries, thus providing not only employment but also decent labour conditions and remuneration.

Fig. Territories in which ROSATOM has a presence Activities of the Nuclear Closed Cities Association

In the reporting year, the Nuclear Closed Cities Association (hereinafter referred to as the Association):

  • prepared proposals on main areas of development of the closed cities in the near term, which were taken into account by ROSATOM in drafting the Concept of the Closed Cities Development and the corresponding report to the Government of Russia;
  • prepared proposals on introducing changes and additions to the legislation that regulates the functioning of closed cities (the proposals were reviewed by an ad hoc working group, with the participation of the Association’s representatives, established within the State Duma of Russia; a decision is expected to be reached in 2014);
  • due to a sharp reduction (approximately 40 %) of the budget funding of the FMBA’s medical establishments in the closed cities commencing 2014, in December 2013, petitions were sent to the Chairman of the Government of Russia, the Speaker of the State Duma of Russia and Council of the Federation of Russia, the Minister of Healthcare and head of the FMBA demanding that the reduction of the level of medical services to the public in the closed cities be cancelled (owing to the support of the top management of ROSATOM, it succeeded in getting federal executive bodies to take the necessary actions and avoided unrest in the closed cities);
  • two projects dealing with the development of international contacts were implemented; an Association delegation paid visits of friendship to Belarus and France;
  • affirmative interaction was established with colleagues from the Association of NPP Host Territories; the first joint conference of nuclear city mayors (closed cities and NPP host territories) was held in Desnogorsk (Smolensk NPP);
  • through the initiative of the Association. ROSATOM’s top management presented a number of employees of closed city local authorities with departmental awards of the Corporation. Development of territorial clusters of the nuclear industry

In 2013, ROSATOM continued to support the development of territorial innovative clusters of the nuclear industry (Zheleznogorsk, Sarov, Dimitrovgrad, and the agglomeration St. Petersburg-Sosnovy Bor-Gatchina). All four clusters were put on the list of territorial innovative clusters approved by the Government of Russia, which will receive governmental support for five years commencing 2013.

Three clusters (Zheleznogorsk, Sarov, Dimitrovgrad) were provided governmental support in an amount of RUB 90 million along with co-financing from regional budgets in an amount of RUB 86.5 million. The total amount of funding raised for the cluster development projects is RUB 920 million.

The cluster of pharmacology and medical industry, radiation technologies in St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region

In 2013, the strategic and project sessions of the cluster were carried out. They became a driver for cooperation activities of the organisation participants. The Government of Leningrad Region, with the participation of ROSATOM, initiated working out a regional programme of support for the cluster development, which assumed the implementation of a set of measures to create a fullscale cluster infrastructure in the region.

The cluster development goal in 2014 is to complete the organisational stage (establishment of the cluster management bodies) and to move to the project stage. The key objective of 2014 is to test mechanisms for attracting funds to the cluster’s projects.

The long-term strategic scheme of the cluster development assumes the entry of the key players into the global market by 2020.

Fig. Target structure of the radiation technology cluster of St. Petersburg by 2020 as a result of implementation of the Cluster Development Programme Contribution to creation and distribution of economic value

A general picture of the economic performance of ROSATOM in the reporting year is reflected in the table of creation of economic value and its distribution among the stakeholders. The created value is distributed among the suppliers and contractors (in the framework of operational costs), providers of capital (as interests paid to creditors), the personnel of the Corporation and its organisations (remuneration and social payments), the state (as taxes), local communities and regional and municipal powers (as social investments, charity expenses and taxes). Some of the created value remains with the Corporation (non-distributed value, which includes funds spent for business development).

Table. Creation and distribution of value, mln RUB

Created economic value 481,748 486,416 535,056
Revenues (proceeds from sales, as well as revenues from financial investments and sales of assets) 481,748 486,416 535,056
Distributed economic value 330,073 374,061 431,590
Operational costs (payments to suppliers and contractors, expenses for purchasing materials) (177,732) (199,722) (234,748)
Remuneration and other payments to and benefits for employees (107,830) (124,394) (133,807)
Payment to providers of capital (1,446) (570) (7,645)
Gross tax payments (PIT, VAT exclusive) (37,072) (42,296) (47,932)
Investments in communities, including charity (5,993) (7,079) (7,458)
Non-distributed economic value 151,675 112,355 103,466 Tax payments to budgets of different tiers

Organisations and enterprises of ROSATOM substantially influence the generation of budget revenues of the territories in which they have a presence. In 2013, the budgets of all tiers (including contributions to extra-budgetary funds) received RUB 110.75 billion, up 34 % from 2012 and up 72 % from 2011.

Fig. Taxes paid by ROSATOM and its organisations, bln RUB Development of relations with suppliers, consumers and partners. Creation of new jobs and engagement of contractors

Construction and commissioning of nuclear facilities, including nuclear power units, creates new jobs: some employees are hired from local people residing within a radius of 100 km of the constructed facility. Also, each job in NPP construction in fact creates 10-12 more jobs in allied industries (metallurgy, machine engineering etc.). In 2013, 2,782 high technology jobs were created, up 21.6 % from 2012. Thus, the Corporation sizably contributes to the employment of the population, including locals, in the territory in which it has a presence.

Table. Number of organisations engaged and employees hired at NPPs under construction in 2013

NPPNumber of main organisations engagedNumber of employees engagedincluding:
Baltic NPP: Units 1 and 2 11 213 32 181
Beloyarsk NPP: Unit 4 53 4,880 597 4,283
Novovoronezh NPP II: Units 1 and 2 21 5,887 1,242 4,645
Leningrad NPP II: Units 1 and 2, temporary buildings and structures 44 3,997 452 3,545
Rostov NPP: Units 3 and 4 32 6,479 498 5,981
Total: 161 21,456 2,821 18,635 Implementation of social and charity programmes in the territories of presence

In following the traditions that have developed in the nuclear industry, ROSATOM and its organisation are guided in their activities by the principles of socially responsible behaviour. Adopting the priorities of social and economic development of Russia, its regions and cities, including the nuclear closed cities, as basic landmarks, the Corporation consistently implements a number of sector-wide social programmes.

ROSATOM’s School

The sector-wide educational initiative ROSATOM’s School has existed for three years and is implemented in the host cities of the Corporation’s enterprises.

The city of Sarov hosted the final of the contest programme of ROSATOM’s School. The contest programme included master classes and interactive educational events. All contest winners (27 people) were awarded cash and prepaid internships in Singapore in February 2014. The winners of the ROSATOM’s School Cup of the previous year will also go to Singapore. A total of 38 people will have overseas internships.

In 2013, the programme “Atom-classes” continued. The programme’s goal is to guide schoolchildren in choosing a career; they are also provided with the opportunity to get higher quality education and implement research projects.

Programme “ROSATOM’s Territory of Culture”

In 2013, the programme “ROSATOM’s Territory of Culture” included**:

ROSATOM is a partner in special rare animal protection projects of the President of Russia. In the reporting year, the Corporation and JSC Techsnabexport suported the charityin the following:

  • the programme on the preservation and study of animals in “The Red Book” and other especially important representatives of fauna within Russia;
  • the project “Rare and declining species of large mammals: study and preservation strategy” (Federal Wildlife Resort Khakasskiy);
  • the project “Beluga: the white whale of Gulf of Anadyr of the Bering Sea” (Pacific Research Fisheries Centre);
  • the project “Preservation of the manul cat in Transbaikalia” (Federal Wildlife Resort Daurskiy);
  • the project “Model project of recruitment of the snow leopard population in Western Sayan” (Federal Wildlife Biosphere Resort Sayano-Shushenskiy);
  • the project “Identification and mapping of habitats important for maintaining populations of rare marine mammals and white bears in the Frantz Josef Land Archipelago” (“Russian Arctic” national park);
  • the project “Study of the Beluga whale and white bear in the Russian Arctic” (Marine Mammal Council);
  • the project “Study and population monitoring of the Far East leopard” (Federal Wildlife Biosphere Resort Kedrovaya Pad, Leopards Land National Park);
  • the project “Outfitting and support of the leopard rehabilitation centre” (Wildlife Resort Ussurijskiy of FEB RAS).

Expenses for the support of environmental programmes in 2013 amounted to RUB 215 million.

In 2013, in the framework of the wandering art exhibitions, the project “Open Air Museum” continued. Ten Russian musical and theatrical teams performed in the closed cities. The festival of improvisatory skills “Jazz-territoriya” was held for the first time. In the closed city of Zarechny, the IV Russian Theatre Festival and Creative Workshop “Theatre Window Panes” (140 young performers) was held. The closed city of Sarov hosted the IX Russian Contest of Folk Instruments Players from children’s supplementary education establishments of the closed cities (over 60 contestants). For the first time, the programme “Territory of Culture” held the socio-patriotic project “Fatherland-2013” in Sebastopol; its goal is to motivate building up the patriotism of the youth of the closed cities.

Charity activities

The charity activities of the Corporation’s organisations are targeted in nature and are aimed at solving most acute social problems in the Corporation enterprises’ host territories.

In 2010, the ROSATOM’s Concept of Charity Activities and Interaction with Local Communities was adopted (for details, see the Public Annual Report of the Corporation for 2012).

In 2013, the Corporation’s enterprises implemented over 570 charity initiatives in the territories in which they had a presence and outside. Charity spending amounted to RUB 833 million.

In the reporting year, the sectoral organisations held more than 30 local contests of charity initiatives. The total amount distributed through the contests was about RUB 110 million in 32 Russian cities.

Fig. Funds spent for charity, mln RUB

International children creativity project “Nuclear kids”

The International Children Creativity Project “Nuclear kids” has been in operation since 2009. The joint creative work unites gifted children of nuclear workers from different countries who have passed a rigorous, competitive selection. In 2013, there were 82 project participants from 36 cities of Russia, Ukraine, India, Bulgaria, Hungary, Turkey, South Africa, South Korea, France and Estonia.

Guided by professionals, the young performers took part in staging the musical “We”. The musical’s premiere was on 30 July 2013 in Keszthely (Hungary). On 1 August, the musical was performed in the Hungarian nuclear city of Paks, on 4 August in Prague, on 7 August, it debuted in Russia in Tomsk, and on 11 August in the satellite city of Leningrad NPP, Sosnovy Bor. And on the 14th of August, it was performed on a grand night in Moscow’s Et cetera theatre.

Pal Kovac
the State Secretary for Energy of the Ministry of National Development of Hungary:
“I was striken by what I saw. These children are real energy generators. Just small NPPs! So we see that owing to atomic energy and the cooperation of ROSATOM, MVM utility and Paks NPP this great performance became possible.”

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