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“At the Foreign Ministry, we are sure that participation of the Group for the Russian Non-Governmental Organizations in work associated with BRICS will qualitatively help to build the new system of cooperation, will expand the socio-political base of BRICS and will strengthen its position in the global policy system,” – Vadim Lukov, Ambassador-at-Large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and Coordinator of G20 and BRICS affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“The PIR Center raised our awareness of historical and contemporary nuclear issues. We also learned about nuclear non-proliferation concerns, as well as next-generation conventional weapons that can potentially offset the delicate nuclear balance. My colleagues and I were honored to listen to lectures by distinguished guest professors that have first-hand experiencing in dealing with this topic, including those who represented the Russian Federation at top-level nuclear negotiations. The two-month course that we took was intense, but the knowledge and memories that we gained were well worth it”, – course leader, M.A. student Andrew Korybko.
“The security situation will most likely deteriorate over the winter of 2014. Not excluded is the fact that after the parliamentary elections in Ukraine, President Petro Poroshenko will make another attempt to solve the crisis in Donbas militarily. This will lead to a resumption of hostilities in the region with unpredictable results and will provoke further deterioration of Russia's relations with the West”, – PIR Center Senior Vice President, Lieutenant General (Ret.), Evgeny Buzhinsky.
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