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According to the website of state procurement, Rosatom, the state atomic energy corporation, and its subsidiary Rosenergoatom spent more than 27 million rubles ($450.500) on seminars and training courses on countering corruption for employees between January and July 2017. Three applications for the services have been placed: in March, April and June.
In 2016, Rosatom spent only 2.2 million rubles on the training courses.
The March contract worth 16.5 million rubles ($277.000) with Rosenergoatom as the Buyer was concluded for advanced training not only relating to countering the corruption, but also to physical protection, state secrets protection, civil defense and emergency situations.
The company's own educational institution, the Central Institute for Rosatom Advanced Training is stated as the Executor of all three contracts. According to Kontur-fokus database, the institute was established in 1992 and is located in the town of Obninsk, Kaluga region. Yury Nikolayevich Seleznev is the rector of the Institute. The programs and activities the institute offers are available on the website.
The institute participated in 982 auctions between 2011 and 2017 and won 891 of them. They were mainly about Rosatom internal purchases for the services of advanced training, which are purchased from a single supplier (meaning that the winner is established without tendering).
According to the website, the program Economic Security, Asset Protection and Anti-Corruption in the State Corporation Rosatom costs 30 thousand rubles ($500) for one person. The program lasts 36 hours and runs for five days. The course includes the study of the regulatory legal framework and the development of skills for applying theoretical knowledge in practice.
Apart from Rosatom, similar courses were ordered by Roskosmos for its employees. Korolev Institute for Training of Engineers was the Buyer. The state corporation paid a little more than 1 million rubles ($16.800) for the training of its employees.