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In Minsk Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzia, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine sign the "Agreement on Export Control over Raw Materials, Materials, Equipment, Technologies and Services Usable for Creation of Weapons of Mass Destruction".
26.06.1992
In Minsk Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzia, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine sign the "Agreement of the Basic Principles of Cooperation in the Field of Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy".
26.06.1992
The Ministry of Medium Machine Building, the lead entity to carry out work in the field of nuclear science and technology, is created.
26.06.1953

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12.05.2019

“The latest prepcom has two main opposite results: in two weeks it was not possible to reach consensus among the NPT members and agree on the text of recommendations for the 2020 Review Conference, but it was decided to appoint Argentinean diplomat Rafael Mariano Grossi as the Chair of the Review Conference – his formal appointment will take place at the end of 2019," Adlan Margoev, PIR Center “Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation” Program Director. 

08.05.2019

On May 2, more than 40 friends and partners of the PIR Center gathered at the Permanent Mission of Russia to the UN. Among them were heads and high representatives of delegations participating in the third session of the Preparatory Committee of the NPT Review Conference, the world's largest experts in the field of non-proliferation, graduates of PIR Center programs working in New York, young scientists and master students of double degree in the field of non-proliferation.

30.04.2019

"Can it really be true that PIR Center is a quarter of a century old today? It would be a great occasion for a grand celebration, wouldn’t it. But I still cannot quite believe it.

When me and a tiny team of my associates were establishing PIR Center in the spring of 1994, working in a small room on the corner of Tverskaya Ulitsa and Strastny Boulevard overlooking the Pushkin statue in the very heart of Moscow, I could hardly imagine that this great institution would live long enough to see the new century and indeed the new millennium. If someone told me back at the time that it would mark its 25th anniversary in Moscow, Geneva and New York, or that greetings would be pouring in from all over the world to what is now a highly reputable international nongovernmental organization, I probably wouldn’t believe them. After all, how many fly-by-night NGOs have we all seen over the years – here today, gone tomorrow?," Vladimir Orlov, PIR Center Founder.

PIR Center President's Memo from August 31, 2014

31 August, 2014, Moscow. PIR PRESS. Earlier today, PIR Center's President Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov sent a memo to PIR Center's staff, alimni, and friends, informing them about his decision to conclude his duties as PIR Center's CEO. The key points of this memo follow:

"Some changes in PIR Center’s leadership will become effective as soon as September 1.

"This, however, will be a gradual procedure to provide the smoothest transition possible, to be fully completed only in six months from now. Even then, it is my intention to keep my positions at PIR Center's Executive Board and journal's Editorial Board, if not objected by other Board members, as well at the Trialogue Club International. It will be up to the Board to shape the details of this transition procedure, and I am committed to start working as soon as today together with other Board members on it, providing my recommendations and sharing my experience.

"It is in my plans that this transition period, when completed, should be followed by my fixed-term consultancy position with PIR Center on a specific project and a sabbatical.

"My decision is not spontaneous indeed and is largely explained by a simple fact that I spent twenty years - and already more than twenty years… that is two decades of my life - devoted to one organization, PIR. Being the "founding father" brings certain privileges, but also a risk of repeating yourself. I have always seen PIR development as my responsibility, but never as a life-long commitment. Now, when PIR has matured and got worldwide recognition and unquestionably high reputation, it is time for me to go further.   

"In a month from now, on October 4, all friends and alumni of PIR Center will have an opportunity to celebrate its 20th anniversary at a special ceremony in Moscow. I will be more than happy if, in the coming six months of transition, we will combine the festive mood with the business-as-usual mode, looking creatively into the future. I am grateful to those friends who have expressed their understanding of my decision and have provided strong commitment and support to PIR Center’s young and energetic team. This team deserves to be trusted and supported. It is this young team that is the source of PIR Center’s further creativity, dynamism, and development. 

  

Vladimir Orlov...

and for many of you - Volodya

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