1. Representatives of the Parties on the Governing Board, the Executive Director, and the Deputy Executive Directors shall be accorded by the Government of the Russian Federation, in addition to the privileges and immunities listed in paragraphs (A) and (B) of this Article, the privileges, immunities, exemptions, and facilities generally accorded to the representatives of members and executive heads of international organizations in accordance with international law.

  2. Nothing in this Article shall require the Government of the Russian Federation to provide the privileges and immunities provided in paragraphs (A), (B), and (D) of this Article to its nationals or its permanent residents.

  3. Without prejudice to the privileges, immunities, and other benefits provided above, it is the duty of all persons enjoying privileges, immunities, and benefits under this article to respect the laws and regulations of the Russian Federation.

  4. Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to derogate from privileges, immunities, and other benefits granted to personnel described in paragraphs (A) to (D) under other agreements.


Any state desiring to become Party to this Agreement shall notify the Governing Board through the Executive Director. The Governing Board shall provide such a state with certified copies of this Agreement through the Executive Director. Upon approval by the Governing Board, that state shall be permitted to accede to this Agreement. This Agreement shall enter into force for that state on the thirtieth (30th) day after the date on which its instrument of accession is deposited. In the event that a state or states of the CIS and Georgia accede to this Agreement, that state or those states shall comply with the obligations undertaken by the Government of the Russian Federation in Articles VIII, IX(C), and X-XII.


Although nothing in this Agreement limits the rights of the Parties to pursue projects without resort to the Center, the Parties shall make their best efforts to use the Center when pursuing projects of character and objectives appropriate to the Center.

  1. This Agreement shall be subject to review by the Parties two years after entry into force. This review shall take into account the financial commitments and payments of the Parties.

  2. This Agreement may be amended by written agreement of all the Parties.

  3. Any Party may withdraw from this Agreement six months after written notification to the other Parties.


Any question or dispute relating to the application or interpretation of this Agreement shall be the subject of consultation between the Parties.


With a view to financing projects as soon as possible, the four Signatories shall establish necessary interim procedures until the adoption of the Statute by the Governing Board. These shall include, in particular, the appointment of an Executive Director and necessary staff and the establishment of procedures for the submission, review, and approval of projects.

  1. This Agreement shall be open for signature by the United States of America, Japan, the Russian Federation and, acting as one party, the European Atomic Energy Community and European Economic Community.

  2. Each Signatory shall notify the others through diplomatic channels that it has completed all internal procedures necessary to be bound by this Agreement.

  3. This Agreement shall enter into force upon the thirtieth (30th) day after the date of the last notification described in paragraph (B).

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned, being duly authorized thereto, have signed this Agreement.

Done at Moscow on 27 November 1992, in the English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish languages each text being equally authentic.

(Followed by five signatures)

For the European Atomic Energy Community

For the European Economic Community

For the United States of America

For Japan

For the Russian Federation

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