Russia has completed development work on creating a floating nuclear powerplant and is now studying how to construct such a facility, the statenuclear energy company Rosenergoatom reported on Tuesday.Rosenergoatom said that it had received all necessary permits to moveforward with the unprecedented project. However, a spokesman for the stateagency said it was too early to say where the small-capacity power plantwould be located. The Atomic Energy Ministry reported earlier this yearthat it was considering the White Sea.Russia has long been interested in using such plants to supply electricityto remote northern and eastern regions where severe weather makesconstruction on land difficult and expensive. But despite frequentannouncements that the project had the green light, construction has notyet begun, the Russia Journal reported..
The choice of the city of Helsinki is not incidental as the capital of Finland had hosted US-Soviet negotiations on the limitation of nuclear stockpiles in 1969