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“Over the years of our close cooperation, I ascertain that discussions promoted by PIR Center with the involvement of experts from different areas, like national administration, academic and military communities as well as non-governmental pundits, contribute to nonproliferation initiatives and to countering new challenges and threats to peace and security. PIR Center’s brainchild is in high-demand, and the Advisory Board conclusions and recommendations are important for ensuring our country’s interests and security. I acknowledge my willingness to become a member of the Advisory Board and participate in its work” - Victor Vasiliev, Plenipotentiary Representative of the Russian Federation to the Collective Security Treaty Organization.


“International School of the PIR Center is a unique format with its own traditions. I sincerely wish it further development and introduction of new innovative and scientific formats. The main thing is to invest in the future generations” — Adlan Margoyev, International Relations student at MGIMO University.


“I have all reasons to say that the Security Index journal has become a reputable, prestigious, informative publication and, more importantly, the one with many readers. You will find on its pages a serious analysis of global issues, international policy, and new challenges and threats. This journal published in Russian and English has become a popular and authoritative podium for high-ranking diplomats and experts, actively involved in the issues of disarmament and nonproliferation, as well as veterans of diplomatic service. All this makes the journal highly demanded by a wide international expert community”, - Viktor Vasiliev, Deputy Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN Office and other international organizations in Geneva.


"Russia must become a leader in nuclear disarmament and fulfill its obligations to implement 13 disarmament steps agreed in 2000 and the Action Plan worked out at 2010 NPT Review Conference. In addition, Russia may initiate an open and transparent debate on nuclear weapons, including the question of appropriateness of the existence of nuclear deterrence in XXI century", - Director of the Department for Disarmament and Nonproliferation of Austrian Foreign Ministry Alexander Kmentt.


“The Russian experience in ensuring international information security is a positive one. It was thanks to Russia that information security issues have been developed in the UN agenda at the international level since 1998, and thereafter the Russian Federation continues to promote actively and systematically this range of problems in the framework of various structures and platforms in the Organization. Furthermore, in contrast with many other states, Russia has never resorted to using the red button – complete blocking of the internet on a large scale”, - Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva Victor Vasiliev.