The USSR launches the Earth’s first artificial satellite (Sputnik).



PIR Center launches a contest for participation in the final seminar of the educational project Oral History of Nuclear Nonproliferation. The aim of the project is to preserve and transmit the memory of the role of Russian diplomats and the military in shaping the modern architecture of arms control, disarmament and nuclear nonproliferation. This project has no analogues in Russia and is intended to expand the understanding of the younger generation about the processes and events in such a traditionally non-public area as nuclear policy and diplomacy of Russia. The project will allow young international specialists to improve their skills in these issues, as well as share the results of their own research on topical issues of the nuclear nonproliferation regime.


Today, PIR Center celebrates the 95th anniversary of an outstanding Soviet diplomat, scientist, one of the main mentors of the PIR Center for more than 20 years – Amb. Roland Timerbaev. He was one of the world's largest experts in the field of nuclear nonproliferation, a diplomat who made a tremendous contribution to the preparation of the 1968 Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), a key document of the global security system. 


We continue to publish materials on the X NPT Review Conference under the rubric "Notes from the Field: 10th NPT Review Conference through the Eyes of Russian Public Diplomacy". This time, PIR Center Deputy Director Elena Karnaukhova talked to Ambassador Sergio Duarte, the UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs (2007-2012), the Brazilian representative to several International organizations, focusing on disarmament issues, the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the IAEA (1999-2000). He served the Brazilian Foreign Service for 48 years: the Ambassador of Brazil in a number of countries, including Austria, Croatia, Slovakia and Slovenia concurrently (1999-2002), China (1996-1999), Canada (1993-1996), and Nicaragua (1986-1991), Switzerland (1979-1986), the United States (1970-1974), Argentina (1963-1966), and Rome (1961-1963). Sergio Duarte stood at the origins of the NPT and was familiar with Roland Timerbaev.


PIR Center publishes the thesis of H.E. Sergey A. Ryabkov, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, for the International Scientific Conference “On the 60th Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis”.

Photo gallery of Evgeny Maslin


Colonel General Evgeny P. Maslin as head of the 12th Main Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation in 1992–1997

Evgeny P. Maslin in Turku, Finland (personal archive)

Evgeny P. Maslin in Finland, next to the famous ice cream parlor in the tram “RATIKKA” (personal archive)

Raul Castro and Evgeny P. Maslin (personal archive)


Evgeny P. Maslin (middle) at the Nonproliferation Lifetime Achievement Awards, 2004

Evgeny P. Maslin and Bill Clinton at the Presidential Conference of B. Clinton at Hofstra University, New York, USA, 2005


Evgeny P. Maslin at the anniversary of the founder and director of the PIR Center Vladimir A. Orlov, October 4, 2008


Evgeny P. Maslin and Vladimir A. Orlov, October 4, 2008

Evgeny P. Maslin and Fedor I. Ladygin at the PIR Center Nuclear Nonproliferation Conference, March 25, 2010

Evgeny P. Maslin at the PIR Center International School on Global Security, 2014

Evgeny P. Buzhinsky and Evgeny P. Maslin at the meeting of the International Trialogue Club “CSTO Today: New Answers and External Challenges”, December 16, 2014


Evgeny P. Maslin at the anniversary meeting of the International Trialogue Club “Russia and Global Security – What Can We Expect in 2014?” December 11, 2013

Vadim B. Kozyulin and Evgeny P. Maslin at the 20th anniversary of the PIR Center, 2014

Evgeny P. Maslin in Pyatigorsk, Proval Lake. May 8, 2015 (personal archive)

Evgeny P. Maslin at the PIR Center debate “Will the world be safer without nuclear weapons?”, 2017

Evgeny P. Maslin (right) at a seminar held jointly with the Center for Strategic International Studies (CSIS, USA) “How to reduce the risks of a nuclear confrontation in the face of growing great power rivalry”, 2019

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