PIR Center organised jointly with the Embassy of Kingdom of the Netherlands in Moscow bilateral Russian-Dutch seminar “The Role of Nuclear Industry in Nuclear Security Governance: Moving to the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague”


On April 19, 2012 PIR Center in cooperation with the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) held an International seminar on “Lessons and Prospects of Multilateral Cooperation on Nuclear Security and Nonproliferation”.


On June 23, 2011 The PIR Center held an international seminar called "Nuclear Energy and the Cultural Development of Nonproliferation: Covering New Regions" at the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC)  The seminar was attended by repres...


On February 19, 2009 in the Marriott Grand Hotel in Moscow the Center for Policy Studies (Russia) together with the NTI within the framework of the project “Ways of Nuclear disarmament” held the round table on “123 U.S.-Russian Nuclear Cooperation Ag...

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  • Position : Advisor to the Department for legal and corporate affairs
  • Affiliation : Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation
  • Position : Leading expert of the Department for legal and corporate affairs
  • Affiliation : Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation
  • Affiliation : Advisor to the Director General, Rosatom State Corporation for Atomic Energy of the Russian Federation
  • Position : Consultant
  • Affiliation : PIR Center
  • Position : "Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation" Program Director
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“I attach high priority to the deepening of dialogue between the expert communities of Russia and Cuba on key issues of international security, such as the nonproliferation of nuclear weapons, terrorism prevention, and international information security,” PIR Center Founder & Special Advisor and Head of the Russian MFA Diplomatic Academy’s Center for Global Trends and International Organizations Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov emphasized, summarizing results of his recent trip to Cuba.


In the new issue of the Security Index: Lassina Zerbo, the Executive Secretary of the CTBTO on DPRK nuclear testing and the future of the CTBTO, PIR Center’s recommendations for strengthening the international nuclear non-proliferation regime with comments by Sergio Duarte, High Representative of the UN Secretary General for Disarmament Affairs (2007-2012), Vadim Kozyulin on autonomous combat systems, Andrey Shkarbanov and Konstantin Stalmakhov on civil liability for nuclear damage, Kamal Gasimov on conflicts and squabbles within Syrian opposition, round table discussion on high-tech crime co-sponsored by CCI and PIR Center, Olga Mikhailova on cyber security of NPPs and critical infrastructure, Alyona Makhukova on Humanitarian initiative and the NPT review process.


"Theoretically speaking, unexpected stubbornness of a nuclear power plant’s systems responsible for operation of a nuclear facility, processing of nuclear material and safety features designed to prevent accidents can lead to events with consequences comparable to the Chernobyl disaster," — Olga Mikhailova, a nuclear security consultant.

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Development of Russia’s Nuclear Exports

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"We believe that PIR Center’s project dedicated to the Russian nuclear export will allow Russian companies to conduct a more balanced policy on nuclear cooperation and will contribute significantly to the strengthening of strategic dialogue between Russia and other countries".

PIR Center President Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov

12-01-23_NUC.jpgNuclear technologies, including assistance in designing and building nuclear reactors are one of the key Russian high-tech exports. Russian nuclear exports comply with all the requirements regarding the security of nuclear materials and nuclear nonproliferation.

This project is a PIR Center’s initiative to conduct a comprehensive study of the current state and the future of Russia's nuclear energy cooperation with other countries. The initiative also aims to analyze the Russian nuclear industry's export potential during the ongoing era of nuclear renaissance, as the looming shortage of fossil fuels is forcing many countries to think seriously about pursuing nuclear energy.

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PIR Center Analysis

Anna Bryndza, Sergey Yashin, Philippe Hatron, Gene Clark, Aleksey Dolgov, Dominique Dapei, Dmitry Anufriyev, Fletcher NewtonLadislav Havlíček, Aleksey Lebedev, Andrey Tovstenko

Despite political turbulences, cooperation in the nuclear field is flourishing. Companies from different countries working in the field make up a complex network covering a wide variety of uranium cycle processes, ranging from uranium extraction and enrichment to fuel fabrication and reprocessing. T...

As the world has recovered from the psychological shock of the Fukushima disaster in 2011 and has learnt its lessons, the global nuclear energy industry today is entering next cycle of an upward spiral, opening new emerging markets for ambitious projects. Russia is among the world’s top players in t...

A research associate of the PIR Center who has been involved since 2011 in extensive research activities on the issues of nuclear nonproliferation and peaceful nuclear energy in the Greater Middle East, examines the ups and downs of the Third Session of the PrepCom half a year ahead of the 2015 NPT ...

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Alexander Chebeskov, Valentin Ivanov, Vladimir Kagramanyan, Alexander Polushkin, Nikolay Ponomarev-Stepnoi, Alexey Ubeev

What are Russia's role and its place in the nuclear renaissance? What are the difficulties that will confront Russia and other countries that bet on nuclear energy, and how can they be overcome? These issues are addressed by expert on nuclear energy system analysis Alexander Chebeskov, Deputy Minist...

Deputy Director General of Rosatom evaluates U.S.-Russian relations in the nuclear sphere in the context of the recently signed 123 Agreement.

We have common interest in safe and secure nuclear energy development (full text)

In his interview with Security Index, Director General of the Rosatom state corporation comments on the plans of the nuclear industry and Russia's competitive advantages on the world market. “Under the current level of competition, it is impossible to be the second. One is either the first or is out...

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Russia consistently advocates broader access to the benefits of peaceful nuclear energy for the States Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and promotes international cooperation in this sphere in compliance with Article IV of the Non-Proliferation Treaty. We believe tha...

A growing interest in peaceful uses of nuclear energy is an objective trend of today's world development. The Russian Federation believes that in the near future there is no alternative to further developing and expanding the use of civil nuclear energy in the world. A testimony to that fact is the ...

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