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--Anatoly Krasilnikov has been appointed head of the Russian DA. He was born in Novosibirsk, USSR, in 1958. He studied physics at the Moscow Physical Technical Institute from 1975 until 1981. At the same institute he received his PhD degree in plasma physics in 1994 and in 1999 he became Doctor of Science at the famous Kurchatov Institute. From 1981 until June this year Anatoly Krasilnikov worked as researcher, head of group, head of laboratory and as head department at the State Research Center of Russian Federation Troitsk Institute for Innovating and Fusion Research. During this time he participated in several plasma physics studies and diagnostic developments on the tokamaks TUMAN-3 (Ioffe Physical Technical Institute, USSR), T-13 (RRC Kurchatov Institute, USSR), T-11M (SRC TRINITI, Russia), TFTR (PPPL, USA), JT-60U (JAEA, Japan), JET (EU) and the stellarator LHD (NIFS, Japan). In 1986 until 2007 he was the responsible scientist for the development and the operation of the diagnostic complexes at T-14 and T-11M tokamaks in SRC TRINITI. This summer Anatoly Krasilnikov was nominated to lead the Russian ITER Domestic Agency which was established at the Kurchatov Institute in June this year.