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The agreement between the U.S. and the Russian Federation "Concerning the Safe Transportation, Storage and Destruction of Weapons and the Prevention of Weapons Proliferation" was extended for seven years
16.06.1999

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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.

25.04.2019

"Today a member of the PIR Center Executive Board, a member of the IMEMO (Institute of World Economy and International Relations) Directorate, Army General, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Hero of Russia Vyacheslav Trubnikov celebrates his 75th birthday. Vyacheslav Ivanovich, having reached the greatest heights of public service, you remained open to new ideas, plans and actions. We are happy to work with you for almost ten years! You are a source of soft, but mighty and attracting power, which is especially important in relations with the new generation of specialists – those who will construct a new world. Many well-known and beginning diplomats and military men, scientists and journalists throughout Eurasia are grateful for your inspiration and support, for your wise and precise judgement. We wish you good health, optimism and high spirits! We look forward to new meetings with you! Keep it up!" – PIR Center Director Albert Zulkharneev. 

Security Index journal launch – 2007

On February 1, 2007 in Moscow a presentation of the first issue of a Russian journal on international security Security Index was held.

On the occasion of journal presentation, Sergei Ivanov, deputy chairman of the Russian Federation Government and Russian Federation minister of defense; Yury Baluevsky, chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces; Sergei Kirienko, head of the Federal Atomic Energy Agency; Vladimir Verkhovtsev, head of the Russian Ministry of Defense 12th Main Directorate; Nikolai Ponomarev-Stepnoi, vice president of the Russian Research CentreKurchatov Institute; and Anatoly Torkunov, rector of Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University) of the MFA of Russia have sent their greetings to the PIR Center. During the presentation Valentin Sobolev, deputy secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, Ervin Hofer, Ambassador of Switzerland to the Russian Federation, Anatoly Zrodnikov, director of the Institute for Physics and Power Engineering made their addresses to the readers, the editorial board of the journal and the PIR Center. Russian and foreign diplomats, governmental officials, representatives from business and academic communities and media have attended the presentation. Among them: ambassadors of Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cuba, DPRK, Finland, Germany, Israel, Romania, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Venezuela, as well as representatives from the embassies of Azerbaijan, Belarus, Brazil, China, the Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Palestine, Poland,  South Africa, Spain, the UAE, the United States, representatives from the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Defense Ministry, and Federal Atomic Energy Agency, as well as from the Accounts Chamber, and the State Duma. The presentation was covered by Russian and foreign media, including news agenciesITAR-TASS, Interfax, RIA “Novosti”, newspapers Vremya Novostei, Izvestia, Kommersant, RBC Daily, TV channelsVesti-24, NHK, REN-TV etc.

On February 28, 2007, the Head of the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations Ambassador Valery Loshchinin and the President of Centre russe d'études politiques, Genève, and the Security Index editor-in-chief Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov presented the first issue of the international edition of Security Index, published in English, to public officials, diplomats, representatives of academic and business communities. The presentation was attended by diplomats (among them ambassadors from Austria, Azerbaijan, Argentine, Byelorussia, Canada, Cuba, Czech Republic, France, India, Iran, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Serbia, Turkey, Uzbekistan, and others), representatives of Swiss and Geneva authorities (among them Jacques Moret, mayor of Geneva, and Pierre Muller, Councilor of Geneva), businessmen (particularly Ivan Pictet, President of the Geneva Financial center), experts, media.

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