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11.03.2019

"After the leaders of the United States and the DPRK failed to reach a compromise on further steps for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula in Hanoi, the parties sent each other signals that in case of a complete failure of the negotiation process, they will be ready to continue on the previous course. At the same time, Pyongyang did not immediately start preparations for a full-scale missile test, and Washington decided to limit the scope of its exercises with South Korea. This means that both capitals are set to continue negotiations and expect that the other side will become more сoncessive," Adlan MargoevDirector of the PIR Center “Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation” program. 

08.02.2019

“Vienna document is a good example of a politically binding agreement having a verification mechanism. This system works, however, as long as it is a multilateral arrangement reached within the framework of OSCE. Bilateral political documents concerning arms control function quite ineffectively”, – PIR Center Board Chairman Evgeny Buzhinskiy. 

21.01.2019

“During your tenure, you took an active part in the discussions of the Board, formulating concrete recommendations on a number of important issues. I applaud your important contribution to the work of the Board,” — Antonio Guterres, the UN Secretary-General.


PIR Center Director's Press Release from September 22, 2014

Мoscow, September 22, 2014. PIR PRESS. Today, PIR Center Founder Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov made the following statement, in response to the Russian and international media requests he recently received:

First of all, on the so called ‘foreign agent NGO’ status: My colleagues at PIR Center and I have found information that one of PIR family organizations was included into the Russian Ministry of Justice Register of Non-profit Organizations in accordance with the item 10 of the Article 13.1 of the Federal Law «On Non-Profit Organizations » from the media reports. As of today, no official written ruling notification has been received by us neither to our legal address, nor to our office based at an UpDK office space in Moscow, nor to address of the founder of the organization, nor by email.

Secondly, on the official full name of the organization: On September 2, 2014, Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation issued an updated State Registration Certificate  for PIR Center, reflecting the changes made in the Statute of the organization (decided by the PIR Center’s Executive Board on June 26, 2014, and registered by the MoJ on August 4, 2014). It was done in accordance to our request. In accordance with the document, the new full name of the organization is as follows: PIR Center for International Studies Autonomous Non-for-Profit Organization” (in Russian: «Автономная некоммерческая организации «Научный центр международных исследований «ПИР»»). I have instructed PIR Center Executive Director Mr. Albert F. Zulkharneev to implement all necessary measures to provide smooth transition from the old title to a new one in a 30-day period from the date of the official registration.

Thirdly, what is my current official position/title at PIR Center then? In accordance with the updated Statute, starting September 2, 2014, my official position at PIR Center has been “Director of PIR Center”. There is no longer title of «PIR Center President” as organization’s CEO in the Statute.  

Fourthlywhether other positions/titles at PIR Center have been affected by the Statute updates? Starting September 2, 2014, position of PIR Center’s Assistant to the President has been cancelled. PA to Director position has been established instead. Senior Vice President and Vice President positions will remain unchanged until December 31, 2014. Then, they will be canceled or renamed. Other positions have not been affected by the changes.

Finally, how would PIR Center react in case if the situation changes? We carefully monitor the situation that remains very dynamic. We work closely with two excellent and experienced legal teams - “Lawyers for Civil Society” and “Law and the Media” - to explore all the possible options, and possible sequence of steps, in case we receive official rulings and have to react legally.  As a reputable organization, PIR Center will continue its activities, defending itself legally, if needed. In any scenario, we will keep our staff members, friends and partners in Russia and internationally informed about further developments, and will be doing so in the most transparent manner possible. PIR Center has always acted strictly in accordance with the Russian legislation. We have also based our steps and activities on our consultative status with the United Nations. The same approach will also fully apply in the future.”

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