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Happy Birthday, Vadim Kozyulin!


MOSCOW, JANUARY 22, 2015. PIR PRESS – “Rejecting nothing of what the life is offering – is my motto,” – today Vadim Kozyulin, PIR Center Senior Research Fellow, celebrates his 50th birthday. Happy birthday, Vadim Kozyulin!

Today Dr. Kozyulin, Dean of PIR Center corps, celebrates his 50th birthday.

Vadim Kozyulin has worked with PIR Center since its foundation in 1994. During his career, he has become one of the leading and most successful Russian experts in military technical cooperation, security in Central Asia and Afghanistan. A 1990 graduate of Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), Vadim Kozyulin worked for Soviet/Russian Foreign Ministry and then for exclusive information department of Moscow News Review, maintained close contacts with CIS and foreign special export companies. His PhD thesis was devoted to “Military Technical Cooperation as a Mechanism of Regional Stability in Central Asia”.

Every year Dr. Kozyulin’s lectures are highly appreciated by students of PIR Center International School on Global Security, participants of other workshops and lectures in Russian universities, young foreign researchers.

Dr. Kozyulin’s numerous publications and presentations can be found at PIR Center website.

PIR Center Executive Board member, Colonel General Evgeny Maslin congratulates Vadim Kozyulin on his birthday: “Dear Vadim, I would like to sincerely congratulate you on your jubilee! I often recollect our both business and informal meetings: talking to you, so honest, clever and great friend, has always been a great pleasure. I wish you health, success, comfort and I hope that we will celebrate together your next jubilees!”

For this occasion, we have prepared an interview with Vadim Kozyulin for the PIR Center Open Collar project. In the interview Mr. Kozyulin told us why he had not become a lawyer, why he appreciates his military service and studies in MGIMO, how he found his research interests, what was the USSR power about, and what is the secret of a close-knit family.

PIR Center team with all its heart congratulates Vadim Kozyulin on his birthday! We wish him to stay positive, plenty of creativity and inspiration, robust health, happiness and all the best!

You can join our congratulations via e-mail: kozyulin at