A special meeting of the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1887 concerning the issues of nuclear nonproliferation and nuclear disarmament
The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) is opened for signing.
The launch of the first Soviet nuclear submarine K-3 (Leninskiy Komsomol) in Molotovsk (today Severodvinsk).



“Joe Biden has already begun forming a “shadow National Security Council”, which includes several dozen working groups. According to media reports, the leading roles in this structure are played by Biden's most trusted advisers: former Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who is tipped for the position of Secretary of State or National Security Advisor; Jake Sullivan, ex- Director of Policy Planning in the State Department; Avril Haynes, ex-Deputy Director of the CIA; Michele Flournoy, former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. Staffing base of the "shadow NSС" is the analytical centers of the democratic administration, the most prominent among which are the Center for New American Security and the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, founded by Biden himself" – this is the leitmotiv of the 525th issue of Yaderny Kontrol.


“It is important that PIR Center, along with other socially significant public organizations, will be able to take advantage of the support measures provided by the state. The inclusion in the register indicates that the organization is among the active community of NGOs and has a good reputation, which was confirmed during the implementation of specific projects. I’m sure that during this difficult time, support measures from the state will allow the PIR Center to more easily overcome the consequences of the pandemic faced by the Russian “third sector”, – Dmitry Polikanov, Advisor to the Head of the All-Russia People's Front Executive Committee, PIR Center Executive Board member.


“International security is a game where in the end everything depends on people,” – Dmitry Polikanov, Advisor to the Head of the Executive Committee of All-Russia People's Front, Member of the PIR Center Executive Board.

Zoom Meetings Etiquette


1. Be aware of your audio and video settings.

Keep your microphone muted when you do not speak, so that other participants are not distracted by background noise. Check whether your microphone is unmuted and that your camera is on to ensure that all attendees can hear you and see you when you speak.
2. Indicate that you want to say something.

If you want to make a comment or ask a question, use the Raise Hand feature or send a message to in-meeting chat, the moderator will give you the floor. Do not interrupt other participants.

3. Be mindful of background noise.

When your microphone is not muted, avoid activities that could create additional noise, such as shuffling papers.
4. Look into the camera when talking instead of looking at yourself.

Be sure to position your web camera and monitor at eye level so you can look into the camera and simulate eye-to-eye connection with other attendees. 

5. Eliminate distractions and focus on the agenda.

Notifications from messaging applications, ringtones, and applications running on your desktop can be distracting and overloading your device. Be sure to disable them.

6. Ensure that you have a clean, work-appropriate background.

Reduce the chance that other participants and attendees will get distracted. You also may choose the virtual background, which is already available in your application or download the background of our meeting here and upload it to your device.

7. Turn to audio mode.

If you are experiencing connection issues, turn off your camera.