Accessibility links

Breaking News

Fire Hits Former Russian Nuclear Research Center

A fire has been reported at a former nuclear research center in the Russian capital, Moscow.

Officials of the Emergency Situations Ministry said there were no open flames and no threat of a radiation leak from the non-operational, 60-year-old reactor housed at the institute.

No casualties were reported.

State-run ITAR-TASS quoted an unnamed source at the institute who said by late afternoon the fire had been extinguished.

The environmental group Greenpeace Russia expressed serious concern about the incident.

Compiled from agency reports

RFE/RL has been declared an "undesirable organization" by the Russian government.

If you are in Russia or the Russia-controlled parts of Ukraine and hold a Russian passport or are a stateless person residing permanently in Russia or the Russia-controlled parts of Ukraine, please note that you could face fines or imprisonment for sharing, liking, commenting on, or saving our content, or for contacting us.

To find out more, click here.