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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. 

The War of Rhetoric over the Internet Governance

The article is a translation from French into English of the article La guerre rhétorique de la gouvernance Internet which was published in the Le Monde blog by Dominique Lacroix, Invited blogger at Le Monde, on September 19, 2014. 

The publication highlights the major international debates in the field of internet governance that took place in 2014. Particularly, those include NETmundial summit on the future of internet governance conducted in Sao Paolo, Brazil on April 23-24, 2014, and the 9th Internet Governance Forum summit held on September 2-5, 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey. 

The author focuses on the conceptual clash between the multistakeholder approach to the internet governance, and the support of the principle of State sovereignty in the internet, promoted by Russia and some other major actors. 

The English translation of the publication was kindly provided to PIR Center by Leonid Todorov, Deputy Director for External Relations at the Coordination Center for TLDs .RU/.РФ. 

The translated article is published by PIR Center with the kind permission of the author.

Full text of the English translation.

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