Russia’s state-owned nuclear company ROSATOM is to build a public information centre for the energy source in Belarus.

The two nations signed a memorandum at the ATOMEXPO 2014 conference in Moscow yesterday, which attracted hundreds of nuclear experts from across the globe.

Russia is helping Belarus to construct its first nuclear power plant, which is scheduled to come into operation from 2018.

The Nuclear Energy Information Centre in Belarus, expected to open at the end of the year, aims to inform the public about the use of nuclear energy.

Russia already has 16 information centres for the public, each with its own multimedia cinema, which combines panorama 3D-projection, computer graphical images and animation and interactive screens.

The document was signed by Sergei Maskevitch, Minister of Education of the Republic of Belarus and Sergey Kirienko, General Director of Rosatom.