Adamov Evgeny Olegovich once held a very important post - he was the Minister of Atomic Energy of our country. In addition, he had great authority among nuclear scientists: he was mainly engaged in the safety problems of new nuclear technology in modern conditions.
Evgeny Olegovich Adamov was born in Moscow in 1939. After graduating from school, he entered the Aviation Institute and received the profession of a mechanical engineer.
He began to take a serious interest in nuclear safety issues after the Chernobyl accident. Eugene was there on liquidation works, took part in the construction of the Shelter sarcophagus.
It was at this time that the young scientist became interested in the issue of the safety of nuclear power plants, because there are enough of them in the country and in the world. And it is necessary that their work does not harm nature and people.
In Chernobyl, an active engineer was noticed and invited to work at the Mospromtekhmontazh nuclear trust. By that time, Adamov already had sufficient experience in management positions, and therefore he was immediately appointed deputy director of the trust.
For more than ten years, Evgeny Olegovich worked at Mospromtekhmontazh, and in 1998 he became the Minister of Atomic Energy.
Around the same years, the idea of creating the Atomprom concern arose in certain circles, and the minister supported it. In such a serious area as nuclear energy, there should be only one monopolist, because this is a matter of national importance. And most importantly, a full cycle of atomic energy production was needed.
Therefore, the concern was to become a purely state structure with elements of corporatization. Because the profit in any industry has not been canceled.
Things were going very slowly - there was perestroika, the transition to new rails was difficult. Therefore, in 2006, Atomprom was headed by Sergei Kiriyenko.
And Adamov began to look for opportunities for international cooperation in the field of nuclear energy. The first state to start cooperating in this area was Germany. It was a successful experience, and Evgeny Olegovich decided to go further.
Even during the Soviet era, there were preliminary agreements with India on the construction of nuclear reactors in this country, and Adamov decided to resume negotiations on this issue. So he got to India.
At the same time, he came under the gun of foreign journalists, who argued that Russia was planning to export nuclear materials to other countries. And that it allows the Department of Energy to make big bucks.
Apparently, Adamov always had a talent as an entrepreneur, because from all contacts and acquaintances he tried to benefit for his institution. And also sought significant subsidies for the renovation of nuclear power plant control systems and other energy needs.
The nineties, and even the beginning of the new century, were not easy for the industry as a whole, for the cities of the closed administrative administrative units, which were also part of the structure of Atomprom. Therefore, Adamov proposed various measures to improve the work of the Russian energy sector.
One of these proposals was to double the electricity tariffs. The Adamovs also proposed to import nuclear waste into the Russian Federation for their processing. At that time, there were many protests against this, but the import of nuclear waste was still carried out. Many amendments were made to the environmental legislation in this regard, but what the country received in the end is still a matter of discussion.
In 2002, Adamov resigned from the post of minister and became director of the Energy Engineering Design Institute. Around the same time, he was spotted on the financial markets of the Russian Federation. For example, in 2004 he became one of the board of directors of the Interindustry Industrial Bank.
As a public person, he was always “under the gun”. And when he was suspected of financial fraud, a criminal case was opened against him. The prosecutor's office did not find anything illegal in his activities, in the presence of bank accounts abroad.
However, more and more information about the activities of the Adamov family began to appear in the media, and the Duma commission began to check his actions.
After Yevgeny Olegovich arrived in Bern in 2005, he was arrested by order of the US Department of Justice. The American authorities demanded his extradition to the United States and accused him of embezzling $ 9 million. However, Adamov was sent to the Russian Federation and placed in the Matrosskaya Tishina pre-trial detention center. Various charges of financial fraud were brought against him, he refused everything.
In 2006, Adamov was released on bail and on recognizance not to leave. The trial was long, the case was multivolume. First, the former minister was sentenced to four years of general regime, and then this term was replaced by a suspended one. The newspapers then wrote that Adamov was saved by his past - his merits. And also the fact that he was then already almost seventy years old.
After that, the former minister tried to challenge both this court decision and the illegality of the arrest, but all decisions in his case remained in force.
During his life, Evgeny Olegovich was married three times. In his first marriage, his daughter Irina was born in 1962. She now lives and works in the Komi Republic, in the city of Pechora. She received the profession of a psychologist and works in her specialty.
The second daughter was born to Adamov in his second marriage, and her name is also Irina. She lives in Switzerland, near the city of Bern. She is a social educator by profession. However, in the country she is known as a successful entrepreneur and the head of two companies: Omeka and Bellum Group. These companies are engaged in real estate and investment.
Evgeny Olegovich himself lives in the elite village of Malakhovka near Moscow, in Lyubertsy.