On April 8, 2010, the day when the New START Treaty was signed, PIR Center in collaboration with the Ploughshares Fund established the Sustainable Partnership with Russia (SuPR) Group. The SuPR Group's main objective was to support continuing and long-lasting success in the efforts by the Russian Fe...

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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“Narendra Modi will actively support any opportunity for economic growth in India. Modi is strictly pragmatic – he plans to rule on the following principle: “If India’s interests are ignored, India will not meet you halfway”’, – Nandan Unnikrishnan, Vice President, Observer Research Foundation and member of the PIR Center International Expert Group.


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Name: Kuchinov, Vladimir P.
City: Moscow, Russia
Affiliation: Member of the Central Board, Nuclear Society of Russia
Nonproliferation of nuclear weapons
Nuclear energy sector
Nuclear safety
Biography :

In 2008-2018 - Advisor to the Director General, Rosatom State Corporation for Atomic Energy. In 1998-2002 - Deputy Head, since 2002 - Head of the Department of International and Economic Cooperation of the Ministry of Atomic Energy and the Federal Agency for Atomic Energy. In 2004-2008 Head of the section for International cooperation of Federal Agency on Atomic Energy of the Russian Federation. In 1991-1994 - Advisor to the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the International Organizations in Vienna. Employee of the IAEA in 1980-1985 and in 1994-1998. In 1969 he graduated from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute as an engineer-physicist.