As Rosenneogoatom reported, the power unit with the RBMK-1000 reactor was launched on 21 on December 1973 of the year and worked 45 for years without any problems. 21 December in 23: 30 it was finally stopped, regularly plugged and disconnected from the unified power grid of Russia. Instead, the power unit of the 3 + generation of high power VVER-1200, the design life of which is 60 years, was included in the grid.
The RBMK-1000 reactor (uranium-graphite nuclear reactors of the channel type with thermal neutrons) in the USSR was first installed at the Leningrad NPP. The decision to build a nuclear power plant was made in September 1966. The construction of the first unit was completed in 1973 year. Initially, the lifetime of the RBMK-1000 was 30 years, but was subsequently extended to 45.
Today, nine more RBMK-1000 units are being operated in Russia - at the Leningrad, Kursk and Smolensk NPPs. Designed and built almost half a century ago, RBMK-1000 reactors comply with international requirements in terms of safety.