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Jun 23, 2011 | 10:35 GMT

Russia: 5 Plane Crash Victims Helped Design Iran's Nuclear Facility

The five Russian nuclear scientists killed in a plane crash in northern Russia the week of June 19 had assisted in the design of the Iranian Bushehr atomic facility, Russian security sources said, Haaretz reported June 23. The late nuclear experts included lead designers Sergei Rizhov, Gennadi Benyok and Nicolai Tronov as well as Russia's top nuclear technological expert, Andrei Tropinov. The scientists were all employed by the Hydopress factory, a member of Russia's state nuclear corporation and a main contractor for the Bushehr construction, and all of the scientists worked at Bushehr after the plant's construction passed from the German Siemens company to Russian control. No official investigation into foul play in the plane crash has been initiated.
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