“PIR Center’s Training Course stands out first of all by remarkably high level of professional background of the participants, organizers, and of course, the instructors. The sessions were distinguished by their intellectuality, informative materials, and practical usefulness. Not only such programs are very effective in dissemination of knowledge, but they also are perfect for launching of a real dialogue between young experts, establishing new professional contacts and generating new ideas”, - Vardan Atoyan, Director of National Security Program at the Amberd Research Center, Armenian State Economic University, Yerevan, Armenia.


“By 2018 information and communication technologies (ICTs) will become one of the key factors in the CIS region. Interdependence of countries in this region will increase considerably which will have direct implications for security area and the landscape of regional threats. In order to prevent and to eliminate those threats Russia and its partners should strengthen mechanisms of cooperation between their governmental agencies, broaden the cooperation of national security forces and private companies specializing in IT field, and synchronize procedural and legislative mechanisms for fighting transborder cybercrime”, – conclusions of the foresight “The Information Technologies Factor in Eurasian security 2014-2018” of the PIR Center Summer School.

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Name: Krutskikh, Andrey V.
City: Moscow
Affiliation: Russian Foreign Ministry
Position: Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for the issues of international cooperation in the field of information security
Biography :

PhD in History, Professor, Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. In 1973 he graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs  since 1973. He occupied various diplomatic posts in the Departments of USA and Canada in the Russian Embassies and General Consulates in the United States and Canada on the issues of security, disarmament, and new threats. He was a member of the Russian-USA delegation at the negotiations on the limitation of strategic offensive arms. In 2004-2005 and 2009-2010  Chairman of the Group of UN Governmental Experts on the issue of international information security, since 2006  Chairman of the Expert Group on International Information Security of Shanghai Cooperation Organization. Currently oversees the international information security and Internet governance issues.