Presentation of PIR Center president Vladimir Orlov covers different aspects of problem of terrorists using weapons of mass destruction (WMD). The author analyzises whether terrorists can get access to nuclear weapons and other types of weapons of mass destruction and to materials to produce them. A...

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“Of course the main threat for us comes from nuclear terrorism. In order to prevent it we should provide more effective protection to the nuclear materials. Therefore we work actively on strengthening the cooperation between governmental bodies and nuclear industry, and we also support more effective application of the different legal instruments and conventions”, - Piet de Klerk, the Netherlands’ Sherpa for the preparations of the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague.


“The Agreement between the United States of America and the Russian Federation Concerning the Safe and Reliable Transportation, Storage and Destruction of Weapons and the Prevention of Weapons Proliferation dated June 17, 1992 expires in June 2013. We must work out a new agreement and lay the tracks for the development of Russian-US cooperation in nuclear security and nonproliferation. At the moment, these tracks have not yet been laid, but the ties are already being put in place,” – Vladimir Kuchinov, Advisor to the Director General of Rosatom

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Name: Kuchinov, Vladimir P.
City: Moscow
Affiliation: Advisor to the Director General, Rosatom State Corporation for Atomic Energy of the Russian Federation
Nonproliferation of nuclear weapons
Nuclear energy sector
Nuclear safety
Biography :

Worked as the head of the Department of International and Economic Cooperation of the Ministry of Atomic Energy and the Federal Agency for Atomic Energy (1998-2008). Employee of the IAEA in 1980-1985 and in 1994-1998. In 1991-1994. - Adviser to the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the International Organizations in Vienna. In 1969 he graduated from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute as an engineer-physicist. Member of the PIR Center EKS Working Group on International Cooperation in Mass Destruction Weapon Nonproliferation and Physical Nuclear Safety since 2012.