General Information on Cooperation
The Republic of Cuba became a Member State of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research. The Committee of Plenipotentiaries of Governments of the JINR Member States having considered the appeal of the Cuban Government on the intention to join the Agreement on establishment of JINR signed on 26 March 1956 and on the recognition of the JINR Charter, accepted the Republic of Cuba as a JINR Member State.
First collaborators from Cuba were theoretical physicists Rolando Durán, Jorge Molina and Carlos Rodriguez. In the following years, the number of Cuban researchers at JINR has been increasing: Cuban physicists worked not only in LTP, but also in other JINR laboratories as well (LNR, LNP, LIT).
The first staff member from Cuba at JINR was Dr. Castro Diaz Balart, who worked at JINR in 1972–1974 under the name of Jose Raul Fernandez Diaz.
In the early 1980s, FLNR researchers regularly visited their colleagues in Havana to participate in construction of the microtron. At the beginning of the 1990s, a large delegation of DLNP and FLNR specialists was sent to Cuba on the invitation of the host country that was going to construct its own cyclotron centre. However, due to economic challanges in the country of that time, the project was not implemented. In the late 1990s, JINR staff members visited Havana for several times to support operation of the microtron.
1981. 25th anniversary of JINR. Plenipotentiary representative of Republic of Cuba in JINR O.L. Caballero presented a congratulatory address to JINR Director Academician N.N. Bogoliubov
1983 – 1989
Professor Elias Entralgo is a JINR Vice-Director of JINR.
Unfortunately, the challenging economic situation of the 1990s influenced the participation of Cuba in the JINR activities, and since 1992, Cuba did not payed its membership fee. Since 1997, Cuba did not participate in almost all JINR activities. Collaboration activities were renewed in 2006.
Jorge Fernández Chamero was appointed as Plenipotentiary Representative of the Republic of Cuba.
Jorge Fernández Chamero and M.G. Itkis
Beginning of Cuba’s membership renewal process. Negotiations were held with the Scientific Advisor to the President of the Republic of Cuba, Prof. Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart with representatives of the Government and the Nuclear Energy and Advanced Technology Agency (AENTA).
G.M. Arzumanyan, Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart, M.G. Itkis, N.A. Russakovich
Professor Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, Advisor to the President of Republic of Cuba, Vice-President of the Academy of Sciences of Cuba, appointed as Plenipotentiary Representative of the Republic of Cuba.
Within the framework of cooperation renewal, Cuban physicists Dr. Antonio Leyva Fabelo and MSc. Adelmo Montalvan Estrada started work at JINR in the Dzhelepov Laboratory of Nuclear Problems and the Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions.
Delegation of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment of Cuba headed by Minister Dr. Elba Rosa Pérez Montoya visited JINR on 2 June 2015. Students from Cuba participate in the International Student Practice of the JINR University Centre.
Delegation of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment of Cuba
Executive of the contacts with the Republic of Cuba, Deputy Director of the JINR Science Organization & International Cooperation Office.
+7 (49621) 6-58-39
+7 (49621) 6-34-16 (secretary)
Scientists from the Republic of Cuba participate in scientific themes of the Topical Plan for JINR Research and International Cooperation in 2019.
At present, JINR actively cooperates with the Higher Institute of Applied Science and Technology and the Cuban Scientific Centre CEADEN.
The plenipotentiaries of the government of the Republic of Cuba in JINR since 2007:
2007 – 2013
- Jorge Fernandes Chamero, Director of a department of the Minestry of Sciences, technologies and Environment of Cuba;
- , Scientific Advisor to the President of Republic of Cuba.
2013 – 2018
Presently the member of the JINR Scientific Council is Dr. Angelina Díaz García, Director-General, Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Cuba – CEAC (Havana, Cuba).
Members of the Scientific Council from Cuba since 1976 were:
1976, 1980 – 1986
- Valuerdi Monico Leonard, Director of the CAS Department of Science and Technology, Scientific Secretary of the National Board of Cuba for Peaceful Use of Nuclear Energy, professor, Head of the Department of the Executive Secretariat for Nuclear Issues of the Cuban Council of Ministers, Senior Researcher of FLNR JINR;
- Ernandes Aurelo Tulio, Deputy Director of INP CAS, Researcher of FLNR JINR;
- Melian Manuel, staff member of the Cuban Ambassy in USSR, staff member of the Executive Secretariat for Nuclear Issues of the Cuban Council of Ministers;
- Entralgo Elias, Deputy Director of INP CAS;
- Rubio Derbi, Researcher of FLNR JINR;
- Rigol Jorge, Researcher of FLNP JINR;
- Toledo René, Researcher of DLNP JINR;
- Aurelo Tuleo, Representative of the Cuban Ambassy in USSR;
- Cabesas Roberto, Head of a department of INP, Senior Researcher of the Centre for Applied Nuclear Research;
- Codorniu Daniel, INP Director, Director of the Centre for Applied Nuclear Research;
- Pedrero Edwin, Head of a Department of INP, professor, Head of a Department in the Centre for Applied Nuclear Research, Prorector of the Higher Institute for Nuclear Physics and Technologies;
- Lopez Roberto, Head of a Department in the Higher Institute for Nuclear Physics and Technologies, researcher;
- Fernandez Francisco, Senior Researcher of LCTA-JINR;
- José Morin, Advisor to the Cuban Ambassy in Russia, Chairman of Executive Secretariat for Nuclear Issues;
- Rigol Jorge, Senior Researcher of FLNR JINR;
- Blanca José, Scientific Advisor to the Cuban Ambassy in Russia, Doctor of physical and mathematical sciences, Vice-Chairman of the Cuban Nuclear Energy Agency;
- Fernando Gusman Martinez, Rector of the Higher Institute for Technologies and Applied Sciences;
- Ivan Padron Diaz, Director of the Centre for Applied Technologies and Nuclear Development (Havana, Cuba);
- Anjelina Diaz Garcia, Director of the Centre for Applied Technologies and Nuclear Development (Havana, Cuba).
1978 – 1979
1981, 1983, 1985
1984 – 1985
1987, 1989, 1990
1987 – 1988, 1990 – 1991
1991 – 1993
1993 – 1996
2007 – 2012
2012 – 2016
2016 – present day
- On 28 February 2018, a representative delegation of the Republic of Cuba visited JINR
- On 20 January 2018, JINR Senior Researcher Professor Antonio Leyva Fabelo was honoured with the Order “Carlos Juan Finlay”, the highest scientific award of the Republic of Cuba
- On 22 August 2017, a JINR delegation participated in the 2nd Meeting of Russia-Cuba Working group on cooperation in science, technology and environment
- The JINR Days in Latin America were held on 1 – 5 February 2016 in Havana in the frames of the celebration of the 60th anniversary of JINR. Leaders of JINR participated in the festive events
- 22 December 2015, Dubna. According to the long-term tradition to congratulate employees of the JINR Member States on national holidays, for the first time in many years, the JINR Directorate has an opportunity to congratulate representatives of the Cuban national group at JINR Dr. Antonio Leyva Fabelo and MSc. Adelmo Montalvan Estrada, who have been working in the Laboratory of Nuclear Problems and the Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions since the end of 2014, on the Liberation Day in Cuba, which is officially celebrated on January 1
- A delegation from Cuba headed by Director of the Department of International Relations Advisor for Science of the State Council of the Republic of Cuba Ms. Lídice Gutierrez visited JINR on 24 November 2015
- July 2015. Students from Cuba came to JINR to participate in the International Student Practice of the Iniversity Centre
- A delegation of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment of Cuba headed by Minister Dr. Elba Rosa Pérez Montoya visited JINR on 2 June 2015
- Rector of the Higher Institute of Technology and Applied Sciences Dr. Barbara Garea Moreda and other members of the directorate of this Cuban education Institution visited JINR and the International University of Nature, Society and Man «Dubna» on 9 December 2014
- September 2014. The Republic of Cuba sent their representatives Senior Scientific Researchers Dr. Antonio Leyva Fabelo and MSc. Adelmo Montalvan Estrada to JINR to work in the Dzhelepov Laboratory of Nuclear Problems and the Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions
- JINR Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Cuba Professor Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart became Honored Professor of the Lomonosov Moscow State University on 27 September 2013
- On 12 February 2013, JINR Vice-Director M.G.Itkis and Head of the JINR International Cooperation Department D.V.Kamanin visited the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba in Moscow at the invitation of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Cuba to the Russian Federation Mr. Emilio Lozada Garsia
- At the invitation of JINR Plenipotentiary of Cuba Jorge L. Fernández Chamero JINR delegation headed by JINR Acting Director M.G.Itkis visited Habana on 25-30 April 2011
- 18 May 2010. Director of the Institute of scientific-technical Information of the Republic of Cuba (IDKIT) Carmen Sanchez and Head of the IDKIT International relations Department Lourdes Machado spent three days at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
- On 10 September 2008, Scientific Adviser of the President of the Republic of Cuba Prof. Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart and the Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba Juan Valdez Figueroa visited Dubna
Contact Information on the Embassies
Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Cuba:
- Embajada de la Federación de Rusia, 5-a Avenida, N 6402, entre 62 y 66, Miramar, La Habana, Cuba
Consulate General of the Russian Federación in Havana:
- Consulado General de la Federación de Rusia, 5ta. Ave. Esq. A 66, Miramar, La Habana, Cuba
General Consulate of the Russian Federación in Santiago de Cuba:
- Consulado General de la Federación de Rusia, Calle 4, esq. 7, N 202, Vista Alegre, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba