Secretary General of the CC CPSU M.S. Gorbachev outlines a nuclear weapons elimination program that will conclude in 2000.
The USSR carries out the first underground nuclear explosion for peaceful purposes at the Grachevski oil deposit in Bashkiria.
The Plenary Meeting of the Chinese Communist Party makes the strategic decision to develop its own nuclear forces, responding to U.S. threats to use nuclear weapons against China.



The article analyzes the correlation between the regions impacted by the spread of COVID-19 and the territories of genetically modified organisms crops cultivation and consumption. The authors note that the highest mortality rates from COVID-19 can be observed in countries with a high level of genetically modified foods production and consumption, while the countries where it is prohibited hold low COVID-19 mortality rates. Based on the data analyzed, a hypothesis is put forward about the correlation between the global spread of COVID-19 and GM foods, along with the production and consumption of GMO crops.


Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Ryabkov met with students online.


In November 2020, one of the "fathers of the Iranian nuclear program," academic physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed in Iran. In response to the incident, Iran has accelerated the adoption of a law to increase the level of uranium enrichment. In an interview with intern at PIR Center Maria Bondareva, former Iranian Permanent Representative to the IAEA and other international organizations in Vienna Ali Asghar Soltanieh spoke about the consequences of the relevant events.

Reducing Nuclear Risks During Great Power Competition


On November 12 – December 9, 2020, the PIR Center, together with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS, USA), will conduct a series of seminars on the topic "Reducing Nuclear Risks During Great Power Competition".

The seminar will be attended by Russian and American experts in the field of strategic stability and international security. The seminar will be held with an emphasis on the prospects for Russian-American relations and dialogue in the field of strategic stability.

English is the working language of the seminar.

You can find the program of the event here or use the corresponding menu entry.