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15.01.2021

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.

11.01.2021

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

30.12.2020

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.

No. 7 (1998): Military Reform and Civil Control over Armed Forces in Russia (In Russian).

7.jpgThis publication pursues a double objective. First, it analyzes the reorganization of the Russian armed forces initiated in the summer of 1997 as well as preceding discussions, and assesses its compliance with the tasks of adapting the military machine to new national security needs and, which is equally important, economic capabilities of the country. Second, it discusses the main components of civil control over the armed forces and evaluates their implementation in present-day Russia. Especially valuable is the analysis of governmental agencies responsible for the management and control of the armed forces, and their capabilities for encouraging in-depth military reform.

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