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".
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".
The Ministry of Medium Machine Building, the lead entity to carry out work in the field of nuclear science and technology, is created.

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“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. 


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.


"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.

Training Course Agenda

March 16, Sunday


  • 12:00 – 24:00- Arrival of regional and foreign students of the Training Course to Moscow and check-in to the Hotel


March 17, Monday


  • 9.00 – 10.30 - Opening. Introduction of participants
  • 10.45 – 12.15 - Information and Communication Technologies: Embracing New Domain of International Relations and Security
  • 12.30– 14.00 - Cybersecurity in Russia: paradoxes of the strategy and questions for perspective
  • 14.0015.30 – Lunch
  • 15.30 – 17.00 - ICANN as a Global Internet Governance Stakeholder and the Multistakeholder Approach
  • 17.15 – 18.45 - Legal Regulation of Runet: What Happened in 2013 and What’s On Now?
  • 20.00 – 22.00 – Welcoming dinner


March 18, Tuesday


  • 9.30 – 11.00 - International Security in the Field of ICT Use: How Russia Contributes to Global Agenda Goals
  • 11.15 – 13.30 - Round table “Transformation of Global Internet Governance after Edward Snowden: Is It Possible to Find a balance Between Security and Users Rights?”
  • 13.30 – 14.30 – Lunch
  • 14.30 16.00 - Global Identification in the Internet: Challenges, Goals, Perspectives of Universal Approach Elaboration
  • 16.15 – 18.00 - Seminar on Readings
  • 18.30 – 20:00 - Dinner


 March 19, Wednesday


  • 09.00 – 10.30 - Information Security of Critical Infrastructure: Key Threats, Ways of Tackling Them and International Cooperation
  • 10.45 – 12.15 - Cyberwar and Cyber weapons: Entering the Future Conflict Domain
  • 12.30 – 14.00 - Cybercrime in Russia and Globally: Trends and Challenges
  • 14.00 – 15.00 – Lunch
  • 15.00 – 16.30 - Debates “Multistakeholder Approach vs Intergovernmental Regulation” - Introductive Lecture
  • 16.45 – 19.00 - Debates “Multistakeholder Approach vs Intergovernmental Regulation”
  • 19.30 – 22.00 - Awarding Certificates to Students, Dinner


 March 20, Thursday


  • 10.00 – 13.00 - Short excursion program (excursion to the Bunker-42 of Stalin)
  • 12.00 – 24.00 - Check-out of regional and foreign students of the Training Course from the Hotel and departure from Moscow