The USSR commissions the first world commercial nuclear power plant (NPP) in the city of Obninsk (Kaluga Region).



On June 25, at 20:00 in Zvenigorod (Moscow region), as part of the Maslin Fest, the PIR Community is holding the First Charity Auction in support of the PIR Center Education & Training Program. Among the lots on display: unique materials from the 1990s, bibliographic and research rarities from our storerooms, books and magazines with autographs of the authors. To participate in the auction, it is enough to register for the Maslin Fest.


On June 22, 2022, the XXI International School on Global Security for young professionals from Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) was visited by Sergei Ryabkov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia. He noticed the fundamental theses of the Russian foreign policy doctrine and assessed the current situation of the Russian Federation on the world stage and prospects for the development of relations with partners.


In an Vladimir Orlov's interview, director of PIR Center, with Jorge Ferrer, a journalist of the Spanish newspaper El Mundo, the issues of the risks of using nuclear weapons against the background of the Ukrainian conflict are touched upon. We also talked about how the Chekhov's gun differs from nuclear weapons, whether Russia will use tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine, whether European children can sleep peacefully now, American or Russian nuclear weapons pose a great danger to global security, whether there is reason for optimism today and which race will replace the current unwise human race.


On June 19, the official opening of the XXI International School on Global Security took place. The director of PIR Center Vladimir Orlov and the coordinator of Education & Training Program of the PIR Center Elena Karnaukhova addressed the students of the School with a welcoming speech. He stressed the importance of holding face-to-face scientific and educational events and suggested to forget about "zooms" for a while, and tune in to active, live communication. The participants of the School will have an exciting 9 days full of discussions on pressing issues of global security.

Our senior colleagues congratulate Evgeny P. Buzhinsky


“Dear Evgeny Petrovich, I wholeheartedly congratulate you on glorious anniversary, particularly as it falls on the Great Easter Holiday! I'm proud that for many long years I  have been working side by side with you, highly professional military officer and diplomat, military diplomat, master of negotiating process. You win battles not involving the use of arms, but through persuasion, through excellent knowledge and, most importantly, bearing in mind the goal of strengthening peace throughout the world. Thank you for everything!”

Vyacheslav I. Trubnikov, member of the PIR Center Executive Board, Army General, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Hero of Russia


“Evgeny Petrovich, you have done so much for the country. You have worked so hard, and your whole life has been devoted to the service of our country – which is very important for every Russian citizen. Evgeny Petrovich, with the greatest respect I wish you good health for many years. My best wishes for success for many years, for all the best, prosperity and sound health are to you and your family. Unfortunately, due to self-isolation regime there is no way to meet and personally congratulate you. Evgeny Petrovich, be happy!”

Fedor I. Ladygin, a member of PIR Center Advisory Board member, Colonel General, former Chief of the Main Intelligence Administration of the Russian Armed Forces General Staff  (1992 – 1997)



“On behalf of PIR Center’s team, I wish you, dear Yevgeny Petrovich, good health, happy celebration and inspiration for new activities! It has been great experience and invaluable school for me to work together with you for all these years on important projects. And more to come! This spirit of comraderie what you have brought to our organization is something unique and is a great honor and intellectual joy for all of us at the PIR Center’s team”.

Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, PIR Center’s Founder & CEO