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Interview with Evgeny Buzhinskiy, a retired Russian lieutenant-general, Ph.D. Military Sciences, chairman of the Executive Board of PIR Center, about the first successful test of the new intercontinental ballistic missile RS-28 Sarmat on April 20 from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome.

 

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Interview with Evgeny Buzhinskiy, a retired Russian lieutenant-general, Ph.D. Military Sciences, chairman of the Executive Board of PIR Center, about the first combat use by Russia of the Kinzhal hypersonic missile at the ammunition depot of the Ukrainian army in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast.

 

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PIR Center conducted an interview with Nikolay Spassky, Deputy General Director-Director of the International Activities Unit of the state Corporation Rosatom. We discussed aspects of Russian-Iranian cooperation in the framework of the JCPOA negotiations, as well as the prospects and priorities of ...

For nearly a week, for the first time in nuclear history armed conflict has been underway in a country with operational nuclear power plants, thus creating the potential for catastrophic damage to these nuclear facilities with the real risk of radioactive contamination that could easily be transpor...

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The virtual summit between Presidents Putin and Biden of December 7, 2021, did not address strategic stability and nonproliferation issues in detail as both presidents concentrated on Ukraine-related topics. Yet, strategic stability dialogue and prevention of proliferation of nuclear weapons remain ...

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PIR Center Advisory Board

Akhtamzyan, Ildar A. image
  • Affiliation : Associate Professor, Department of International Relations and Russian Foreign Policy, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
  • Position : Assistant Professor
  • Expertise :
    Nuclear nonproliferation, historical aspects
    Nuclear power in the Middle East
Biography :

PhD. in Historical Sciences. Graduated from Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 1979 and since that time has been working for that Institute as a graduate student, lecturer, senior lecturer, associate professor of the History of international relations and foreign policy Department. Author of the first national course on nonproliferation (MGIMO). Participated as a lecturer in the Moscow Engineering and Physics Institute. Author of more than 60 publications in Russia and abroad on the history of international relations, arms control and nonproliferation, including two books of collected documents related to these problems. PIR Center Advisory Board member since 2002.

Antipov, Sergey V. image
  • Affiliation : Associate Professor, Head of Department, Nuclear Safety Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences
Biography :

Doctor of Technical Sciences. Head of Department of Nuclear Safety Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences. Formerly, Head Adviser of Federal Atomic Energy Agency of Russian Federation. 2004-2006 - Deputy Head of Federal Atomic Energy Agency of Russian Federation. 2003-2004 - Deputy Minister of Atomic Energy of the Russian Federation Double winner of the Kurchatov Prize. Author of more than 50 scientific articles and reports. Participant in the Chernobyl cleanup operation. Research interests: nonproliferation, physical protection, accounting and control of nuclear materials, nuclear submarine dismantlement issues within the program the Global Partnership against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction. Scientific coordinator of the Nonproliferation Project in the RRC Kurchatov Institute. PIR Center Advisory Board member since 2004.

Arbatov, Alexei G. image
  • Affiliation : Acad., Russian Academy of Sciences, Head, Center for International Security, Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO)
Biography :

Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Historical Sciences. Head of the Center for International Security at the Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO). Member of the research council at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russian Federation. Head of the research council department on strategic planning at Security Council of Russian Federation. Member of the Carnegie Moscow Center's research council. Author of many monographs, coauthor of over 30 joint publications, numerous analytical papers, articles and booklets on international security, disarmament, and military policy published in Russia and abroad. PIR Center Advisory Board member since 2004.

Baev, Pavel K. image
  • City : Oslo, Norway
  • Affiliation : Prof., Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)
Biography :

In 1979 graduated from Moscow State University (Political Geography) and worked in a research institute of the USSR Ministry of Defence. After receiving PhD in International Relations from the Institute of USA and Canada (Moscow) in 1988, he worked at the Institute of Europe (Moscow) until October 1992, when he joined PRIO. In 1995-2001 he was a co-editor of Security Dialogue, a quarterly policy-oriented journal produced at PRIO, and in 2000-2004 he was the head of the Foreign and Security Policies program. Author of several books, among them The Russian Army in a Time of Troubles (London: SAGE, 1996). His articles on the Russian military posture, Russian-European relations, peacekeeping and conflict management in Europe appeared in numerous respected academic journals. Dr. Baev also prepares weekly comments for Eurasia Daily Monitor. PIR Center Advisory Board member since 2007.

Baranovskiy, Vladimir G. image
  • Affiliation : Acad., Russian Academy of Sciences, Member of the Directorate, Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO)
Biography :

Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of History. Since 1973 worked for the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) RAS. Since 1998 - Deputy Director of the IMEMO. Full professor of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) of the Russian MFA. In 1992-1996, manager of a project in the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sweden). PIR Center Advisory Board member since 2002.

Barzegar Kayhan image
  • City : Iran, Tehran
  • Affiliation : Director, Institute for Middle East Strategic Studies
  • Position : Director
Biography :

Ph.D.  in International Relations from Islamic Azad University in Tehran. Has a B.S. in Political Science from Tehran University, an M.S. in Political Science from Shahid Beheshti University. 2002-2003 - Post-doctorate Research Fellow at the London School of Economics. 2007-2011 - Research Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (Project on Managing the Atom/international Security Program). Since 2010 - a Research Associate at the MIT Center for International Studies. Currently - a Director of the Institute for Middle East Strategic Studies (IMESS) in Tehran and a faculty member and Chair of the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the Science and Research Branch of the Islamic Azad University. Participated in numerous international conferences on Iran's regional policy, the politics of Iran’s nuclear program, Iran-U.S. relations, and Iran-Arabs relations. The Editor-in-Chief of Discourse: An Iranian English Quarterly. PIR Center Advisory Board member since 2015.

Baykov, Andrey A. image
  • City : Moscow, Russia
  • Affiliation : Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University)
  • Position : Vice President for Research, Dean, School of International Relations, MGIMO University. Editor-in-Chief, top-ranked Russian academic journal “International Trends”.
Biography :

Dr Baykov is an expert in comparative regionalism; international relations in East Asia; political aspects of post-Soviet development; political anthropology (PhD in Political Science, 2009). He has authored and co-authored over 50 scholarly articles in refereed journals, more than 10 books; he regularly publishes in Russia’s nation-wide newspapers. He has edited more than 5 collective volumes.

Director of Master’s Studies, MGIMO University (2012-2016); Vice President for Graduate and International Programs, MGIMO University (2016-2020); Dean, School of International Relations, MGIMO University (since 2019). Since August 2020 he has been Vice President for Research.

Achievements: First Prize of the Russian Academy of Sciences (“Comparative Integration”) (2013); the Donald Robertson Award, International Studies Association (2013); Member of the Executive Board of the Russian Political Science Association; Director of the Academic Educational Forum on International Relations, a Russian NGO committed to promoting newest IR methodology and best teaching practices across Russian and the CIS countries; Member of the Bureau of the Youth Council on Education and Science Policy under the President of the Russian Federation; Honorary Professor of Jilin University (China); Visiting Professor, Henley Business School (UK); Member, International Advisory Board, European Cluster of Excellence “Contestations of the Liberal Script” (Germany).

Cirincione, Joseph image
  • City : Washington D.C.
  • Affiliation : President, Ploughshares Fund
Biography :

President of the Ploughshares Fund. Cirincione had previously served as Vice President for National Security and International Policy at the Center for American Progress in Washington, DC, and for eight years as the director for nonproliferation at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He is the author of Bomb Scare: The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons (2007) and Deadly Arsenals: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Threats (2006). He is on the adjunct faculty of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, where he teaches in the Master of Science in Foreign Service Program, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has written over 200 articles on defense issues, produced two DVDs on proliferation, appears frequently in the media, and has given over 150 lectures around the world in the past two years. He is the author of Bomb Scare: The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons (Columbia University Press, Spring 2007). He is the co-author of Contain and Engage: A New Strategy for Resolving the Iranian Nuclear Crisis (March 2007), two editions of Deadly Arsenals: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Threats (2005 and 2002), Universal Compliance: A Strategy for Nuclear Security (March 2005) and WMD in Iraq, (January 2004). He has held positions at the Henry L. Stimson Center, the U.S. Information Agency, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He is an honors graduate of Boston College and holds a Masters of Science with highest honors from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service. He is happily married with two children. PIR Center Advisory Board member since 2004. Member of the Sustainable Partnership with Russia (SuPR) Group since 2009.


Danilov, Dmitry A. image
  • Affiliation : Head, Department for European Security, Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Biography :

Ph.D. in Economics, Professor. Graduated from Moscow State University in 1982. Prior to 1988 - Senior Researcher at the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation. He is a member of PIR Center Advisory Board. Author of over 150 publications. Fluent in French and English. PIR Center Advisory Board member since 2011.


Dayan Jayatilleka image
  • City : Sri Lanka
  • Affiliation : Daily FT
  • Position : Columnist
Biography :

Sri Lanka stateman and diplomat. Dr. Jayatilleka was Sri Lanka’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Russian Federation (2018-2020). Earlier he served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Sri Lanka to France, accredited to Spain and Portugal, and Permanent Delegate of Sri Lanka to UNESCO, Paris (2011-2013).

Also, Dayan Jayatilleka was a Permanent Representative-Ambassador of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to the United Nations at Geneva and other International Organizations (2007-2009).  He was elected Chairman of the Governing body of the ILO (2007-2008) and Vice-President of the United Nations Human Rights Council (2007-2008).

Ambassador Jayatilleka served as Chairman-Rapporteur of the UN Human Rights Council's Inter-Governmental Working Group on the effective implementation of the Durban Declaration and Program of Action of the UN World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, and Xenophobia and Related Intolerance. He was also Coordinator of Agenda Item on "General and Comprehensive Nuclear Disarmament" of the UN Conference on Disarmament, and Coordinator of Asian Group, UNCTAD (2009). 

Currently Dayan Jayatilleka is a Senior Advisor on International Relations to the Leader of the Opposition and Daily FT Columnist (Colombo, Sri Lanka) as well. 03/22

Dhanapala, Jayantha image
  • City : Sri Lanka
  • Affiliation : Member, Supervisory Council, International Luxembourg Forum
Biography :

Before 2007 he was a former United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs and a former Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the USA and to the UN Office in Geneva. He is a member of the Governing Board of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). As a Sri Lankan diplomat Dhanapala served in London, Beijing, Washington D.C., New Delhi, and Geneva and he has represented Sri Lanka at a number of international conferences chairing several of them including the historic NPT Review and Extension Conference of 1995. Dhanapala is also a former Director of the UN Institute for Disarmament Research. Jayantha Dhanapala is a member of the Board of Sponsors of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and a governing board member of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Dr. Dhanapala was Sri Lanka's official candidate for the post of Secretary-General of the United Nations, before withdrawing from the race on 29 September 2006. From 2007 - President of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs. PIR Center Advisory Board member since 2004.

Dvorkin, Vladimir Z. image
  • City : Moscow
  • Affiliation : Professor, Major General (retired), Chief Research Associate, Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO)
Biography :

Professor. Major General (Ret.), Doctor of Technical Sciences, a top military expert, General Dvorkin was one of the main authors of the Russian Strategic Nuclear Forces and Strategic Missile Forces policy documents. He participated as an expert in the preparation of the SALT II, INF, START I, and START II treaties for many years, and made a noticeable contribution to the formation of the Soviet and Russian position at the negotiations on the limitation and reduction of strategic weapons. He participated in the testing of the first Soviet nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines and the first submerged launches of ballistic missiles. He is an active member of the Russian Academy of Missile and Artillery Sciences, the Academy of Military Sciences, the Russian Engineering Academy, the International Engineering Academy, and the Academy of Cosmonautics. He is the author of more than 350 academic papers and numerous articles. His academic interests include missile dismantlement issues, combating terrorism, and nuclear safety and security. PIR Center Advisory Board member since 2003.

Einhorn, Robert image
  • City : USA
  • Affiliation : Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Biography :

Before joining Brookings in May 2013, served as the U.S. Department of State special advisor for nonproliferation and arms control, a position created by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2009. Between 2001 and 2009, was a senior advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where directed the Proliferation Prevention Program. Prior to joining CSIS, was assistant secretary of state for nonproliferation from 1999 to 2001, deputy assistant secretary of state for political-military affairs from 1992 to 1999, and a member of the State Department policy planning staff from 1986 to 1992. Between 1972 and 1986, held various positions at the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA), including as ACDA’s representative to the strategic arms reduction talks with the Soviet Union. PIR Center Advisory Board member since 2007. 

Eleukenov, Dastan S. image
  • City : Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
  • Affiliation : Dr., Chairman of the Board, Kazakhstan Agency for International Development KazAID
Biography :

Candidate of Physics and Mathematics. Formerly, Director of the Kazakhstan branch, Center for Nonproliferation Studies of the Monterey Institute of International Studies. PIR Center Advisory Board member since 1994.

Fedorov Alexander Valentinovich image
  • City : Moscow
  • Expertise :
    Information security
Biography :

Alexander has a Ph.D. in Physical and Mathematical Sciences. Following his studies at Moscow State University, he worked in various government agencies, where he worked on disarmament and WMD nonproliferation issues. More recently he has been actively studying and working on international and information security. He is the editor and co-author of the monographs Information Challenges in National and International Security and Superterrorism: New Challenge for a New CenturyPIR Center Advisory Board member since 2001. Member of the PIR Center EKS Working Group on International Information Security and Global Internet Governance since 2012. 

Fedorov, Valery V. image
  • City : Moscow, Russia
  • Affiliation : VCIOM
  • Position : Director General, Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM)
Biography :

Doctor of Political Science. Valery Fedorov was born in 1974. Graduated from Moscow State University (Department of Philosophy). Holds a PhD in Political Science from MSU (2008) with an emphasis on History and Theory of Political Science. Worked in the Institute of Mass Political Movements at the Russian-American University (1991-93), the Centre for Political Trends (1993-2003), Institute of Social and Political Research of the Russian Academy of Science (ISPI RAN) (1997-2003), Centre for Social Information ISPI RAN (2003-2006). Since September 2003 has been Director General of the VCIOM, where he also heads Expert Council. Valery Fedorov is the member of VCIOM Board of Directors (since 2006). He is also the Chief Editor of the "Monitoring. Social and Economic Changes" scientific journal (since 2003). In 2008 Valery Fedorov was awarded the Medal of the Order of Merit for Motherland II class. PIR Center Advisory Board member since 2011.

Feoktistov Dmitry, V. image
  • City : Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Position : Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to Argentina
Biography :

Ph.D. in History. Graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1990. From 1993 to1996 served as the Second Secretary at the Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. From 1996 to 2000 – First Secretary of the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the UN. From 2000 to 2004 – First Secretary, Counselor of the Department of International Organizations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. From 2004 to 2010 – Counselor, Senior Counselor and Head of the Political Office at the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the UN. In May-September 2010 served as Head of the Counter-Terrorism Department of the Department on New Challenges and Threats of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to Argentina since 2018. PIR Center Advisory Board member since 2012.

Gabuev, Alexander T. image
  • City : Moscow, Russia
  • Affiliation : Head, Russia in the Asia-Pacific Program, Carnegie Moscow Center
Biography :

MA in Chinese History. Graduated from Moscow State University (2009). MA in Stock Markets and Investments, Higher School of Economics (2013). Started his career at Kommersant daily newspaper in 2007 working as a senior diplomatic reporter, covered Russia’s relations with Asian powers and the connection between Russian business interests and foreign policy. Was a member of Dmitry Medvedev’s president press corps. Was deputy foreign editor at Kommersant and a member of the editorial board of the Kommersant publishing house2012-2014 – deputy editor in chief, Kommersant-Vlast magazine. Was a nonresident visiting research fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), a lecturer on Chinese energy policy and political culture at the Moscow State University. PIR Center Advisory Board member since 2015.

Ji, Zhiye image
  • City : Beijing, Moscow
  • Affiliation : President, Chinese Academy of Contemporary International Relations
Biography :

Permanent member of China's Society for Eastern European and Central Asian Studies, advisor on international issues at the information center of Central Television of China. Director of Institute of Russian Studies, China. Main areas of activity including organization and leading of a number of state research projects. Author of numerous books and articles, including “General Structure of Global Strategy”, “Assessment of International Strategy and Security Situation”, “Shanghai Organization of Cooperation”, “Russia's Think-Tanks” and others. PIR Center Advisory Board member since 2007.

Kalinina, Natalia I. image
  • City : Moscow, Russia
  • Affiliation : Senior Researcher, Center for International Security, Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO
Biography :

Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor. One of the leading experts in the field of chemical and biological disarmament. Experienced scientist, auditor, multilateral person, whose reasearches in biologics, chemistry, policy, economy are of invaluable contribution to the science and for further reasearch perspectives.  From 1994 to 2007 worked for central organs of political departments of the Russian Federation, including the post of Assistant to the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation in 2003-2004. and Deputy head of the inspection of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation in 2005-2007. 

Kibaroglu Mustafa image
  • City : Istanbul, Turkey
  • Affiliation : Dean, MEF University; Chairman, BiLGESAM
  • Expertise :
    Nuclear nonproliferation, historical aspects
    Political and military aspects of international security
    Iranian nuclear program
    Tactical nuclear weapons in Europe
    Nuclear Weapons-Free-Zone in the Middle East
    Middle East
    Nuclear disarmament
Biography :

Prof. Kibaroglu used to teach courses on “Arms Control & Disarmament” and “Turkish Foreign Policy” in the Department of International Relations at Bilkent University in Ankara from 1997 to 2011. Prof. Kibaroglu was a Research Fellow at the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research in Geneva (1995); International Atomic Energy Agency Fellow at the University of Southampton (1996); Post-doctoral Fellow at the Monterey Institute in California (1996/97); and Sabbatical Fellow at the Belfer Center of Harvard University (2004/05). Prof. Kibaroglu is the co-author of Global Security Watch – Turkey (2009) by Praegers in the United States, and the co-editor of Defence Against Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism (2010), Bioterrorism: Threats and Deterrents (2010), Responses to Nuclear and Radiological Terrorism (2011), Defence Against Terrorism (2011), and Analysis and Strategies to Counter the Terrorism Threat (2011) by IOS Press in Netherlands. He is also the author and co-author of numerous chapters in books as well as articles in academic journals, such as Security Dialogue, Nonproliferation Review, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Middle East Quarterly, Middle East Journal, Brown Journal of World Affairs, Middle Eastern Studies, Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, and Middle East Policy. PIR Center Advisory Board member since 2013. A faculty member in the Department of Political Science and International Relations in the MEF University (Istanbul) since July, 2014. 07/14

Kirichenko, Elina V. image
  • City : Moscow, Russia
  • Affiliation : Senior Researcher, North America Research Center, Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO)
Biography :

Doctor of Economics. Member of the IMEMO Academic Council and the editorial board of the journal Mirovaya Economika i Mezhdunarodniye Otnosheniya. Research interests: globalization, nonproliferation of WMD, export control policy. PIR Center Advisory Board member since 1994.

Kortunov, Andrey V. image
  • City : Moscow, Russia
  • Affiliation : Director General, Russian International Affairs Council
Biography :

Doctor of History. PIR Center Advisory Board member. Graduated from Moscow State University of Foreign Affairs in 1979. In 1982 - 1995 - Junior research associate, then Senior research associate, the Head of Department 1995-1997 - Deputy Direcrtor, The Institute for U.S. and Canadian Studies, RAS. Scientific interests - international relations, donestic and international policy of Russia, Russian-Anerican relations. PIR Center Advisory Board member since 2003. Member of PIR Center International Expert Group since 2010.

Kovchegin Dmitry image
  • City : Moscow, Russia
  • Affiliation : Independent consultan
  • Expertise :
    Nuclear safety
Biography :

Graduated from the Moscow Engeneering and Physics Institute, program on security, accounting and controls of nuclear materials and nonproliferation. 1999 - intern at the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS). Worked as a Research Fellow at PIR Center (1999-2002) and the Belfer center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University. Since 2004 supports implementation of multiple nuclear security cooperation programs in Russia and other FSU countries as a consultant in the Moscow office of Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. and as independent consultant since 2013. Member of PIR Center EKS Working Group on International Cooperation in Mass Destruction Weapon Nonproliferation and Physical Nuclear Safety (2012-2015). Member of PIR Center Advisory Board since 2015.

Kozhokin, Evgeny M. image
  • City : Moscow, Russia
Biography :

Doctor of History. Since 1994 he served as the Director of the Russian Institute of Strategic Studies (RISS). He has also been a Deputy Head of the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad and International Humanitarian Cooperation from February 2009 to July 2010. MGIMO Professor since September, 2014. PIR Center Advisory Board member since 2010.

Krasnov, Alexey B. image
  • Affiliation : PIR Center
  • Position : Member of the Advisory Board
Biography :

Corresponding member of the Tsiolkovsky Academy of Cosmonautics. Executive secretary of the Space Committee, Commission on Economic and Technological Cooperation with the U.S. Participant in negotiations with NASA on the Mir-Shuttle program, cooperation agreements with the U.S., ESA, Japan, intergovernmental agreements on ISS. Head of the Russian Space Agency’s Manned Space Flight Programs since 2004 till 2015. PIR Center Advisory Board member since 2003.

Kuchinov, Vladimir P. image
  • City : Moscow, Russia
  • Affiliation : Member of the Central Board, Nuclear Society of Russia
  • Expertise :
    Nonproliferation of nuclear weapons
    Nuclear energy sector
    Nuclear safety
Biography :

In 2008-2018 - Advisor to the Director General, Rosatom State Corporation for Atomic Energy. In 1998-2002 - Deputy Head, since 2002 - Head of the Department of International and Economic Cooperation of the Ministry of Atomic Energy and the Federal Agency for Atomic Energy. In 2004-2008 Head of the section for International cooperation of Federal Agency on Atomic Energy of the Russian Federation. In 1991-1994 - Advisor to the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the International Organizations in Vienna. Employee of the IAEA in 1980-1985 and in 1994-1998. In 1969 he graduated from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute as an engineer-physicist. 

Lebedev, Vladimir V. image
  • City : Moscow, Russia
  • Affiliation : Adviser to the Mayor of Moscow
Biography :

PhD in history. State Councillor of Russian Federation, 3rd class. In 1980, graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). In 1985, defended his PhD thesis on the topic "Social practices in the activities of the impact of US diplomacy". 1981-1996  served at the Central Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and on missions abroad. 1996-1998  worked in the Presidential Administration, the last position held — Assistant Secretary on Foreign Affairs of the Russian Security Council. 1979-1981 — fellow of The Center for International Studies at MGIMO. 1998-1999  Deputy Director of the Center for Russia's national security at the Moscow State University. Since 1999 works at the Moscow government. 2000-2013  Deputy Head of Department of International Relations of Moscow, Deputy Head of the Department for External Economies and International Relations of Moscow. Since 2013  Advisor to the Mayor of Moscow. In 2013, became a director of the Moscow Compatriot House. Author of several papers on theory and history of international relations. Author of the Encyclopedia of protocol and etiquette. Research interests: the settlement of conflicts and crises; Russian national security; theory and practice of foreign policy and diplomacy. Member of the Advisory Board of the PIR Center since 2000. Advisor to the Mayor of Moscow; director of the Moscow House of Compatriots.

Lukatsky, Alexey V. image
  • City : Moscow, Russia
  • Affiliation : Сisco Systems
  • Position : Business Consultant on Information Security
  • Expertise :
    Information security
Biography :

In 1996, Alexey Lukatsky graduated from Moscow Institute of Radio Engineering, Electronics and Automation (MIREA) in "Applied Mathematics" (specialty - "Information Security"). He is a member of the Central Bank working group on developing security standards for the National Payment System (NPS) (382-П). Lukatsky is a member of Subcommittee 1 (“Protection of Information in the Credit and Financial Sphere”) of Technical Committee 122 “Standardization of Financial Services,” a member of Subcommittee 127 (“Methods and Means of Providing IT Security”) of Technical Committee 22 “Information Technology” and a member of Technical Committee 362 “Information Protection” (also part of the Federal Service for Technical and Export Controls) in the Federal Agency for Technique Regulation and Metrology. Member of the Advisory Board on the protection of personal data subjects’ rights in Roskomnadzor. Member of the PIR Center EKS Working Group on International Information Security and Global Internet Governance since 2012. PIR Center Advisory Board member since 2014. 07/14

Lukyanov, Fedor A. image
  • City : Moscow, Russia
  • Affiliation : Chairman, Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defence Policy
Biography :

Chairman of the Presidium of Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, member of Presidential Council on Human Rights and Civic Society Institutions. Worked as a correspondent, commentator and editor for numerous Russian printed and electronic media, he is an international columnist with the Vedomosti and Kommersant daily, and Gazeta.ru online source; leading national radio stations and TV channels. His monthly “Policy line” column appears in The Moscow Times and “Geopolitics” column in Russian edition of Forbes magazine. As commentator of Russian foreign policy he is widely contributing to the most influential media in the U.S., Europe and China. Graduated from Moscow State University 1991 and holds a degree in Germanic Languages. PIR Center Advisory Board member since 2010.

Lysenko, Mikhail N. image
  • City : Moscow, Russia
  • Affiliation : Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (retired), Associate Professor, International Law Department, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
  • Position : Associate Professor
Biography :

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. From 2008 to 2014 Mikhail Lysenko was Head of International Relations Department at Rosatom State Nuclear Energy Corporation. Previously, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the New Zealand (2004-2008). In 2000-2004 held the position of Director of the Department for Security Affairs and Disarmament. Was in diplomatic service from 1977 to 2008, has worked at the Soviet Embassies and Russian Embassies in the U.S., Canada and the New Zealand. In 1977 he graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). Candidate of Law. PIR Center Advisory Board member since 2004.

Malov, Andrey Yu. image
  • City : Moscow, Russia
  • Affiliation : Associate Professor, International and National Security Department, Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Biography :

PhD in History. Graduated from Maurice Thorez Moscow State Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages. Worked at the Committee of the Soviet Youth Organizations. In 1991-1994  a researcher and lecturer at the Institute for Economic Strategies, Russian Academy of Sciences. In 1992 – a visiting scholar in Western International University (Phoenix, Arizona). Serves at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1994. Participated in the OSCE activities in Nagorny Karabakh (1994-1996) and Bosnia and Herzegowina (1996-1998). Works on arms control, nonproliferation and disarmament issues at the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1998. Participated in the negotiations on multilateral disarmament.

Margelov, Mikhail V. image
  • City : Moscow, Russia
  • Affiliation : Executive Vice President, Sistema JSFC
Biography :

Since 2021 - Executive Vice President of Sistema JSFC. From 2014 until 2020 Mikhail Margelov was Vice President of Transneft, JSC. From 2000 until 2014 he served as a Representative of the Pskov Region Administration to the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly. In the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), he is a member of the Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee), the Political Affairs Committee and the Sub-Committee on the Middle East. In March 2011 Mikhail Margelov has been appointed as Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation on the cooperation with African countries. From December 2008 until March 2011 he served as the Special Representative of the President of the Russian Fedration on Sudan. Until 2005 Mikhail Margelov was the Vice-Chairman of the PACE. Before 2000 - the head of the group of political observers of Russian Information Agency Vesti. In 1986 graduated from Moscow State University. PIR Center Advisory Board member since 2002.

Medrish, Mikhail A. image
  • City : Moscow, Russia
  • Affiliation : Business Development Director, JSC AMT-Group
  • Expertise :
    Cyber security
Biography :

One of the most authoritative members of the Russian Internet community. Was the technical leader of the first Russian project of mass broadband Internet access services and IP TV. 1995-2000 — headed the Internet project of the Combellga Internet provider, which was in Russia’s top ten in terms of revenue at the time. 2001-2003 — technical director of MTU-Intel. At the same time headed the technical service of Russia’s first project on granting broadband Internet access using ADSL technology (later known as Stream). Organized Russia’s first IP TV testing (later known as Stream TV). 2004-2005 — Deputy General Director, ROSNET. 2006-2011 — technical director of Akado-Stolitsa, Russia’s largest operator in the market of the B2C services for the Internet and cable digital television, with an audience of up to one million people. 2001-2010 — a member of the Coordination Center for TLD RU Board. Took an active part in the drafting of Russia’s first Internet normative documents on data transmission and telematics and the elaboration of technical requirements to LESS online. Since 2014 head Internet Support Foundation. A member of the Council of Europe's Committee of experts on cross-border flow of Internet traffic and Internet freedom. A member of PIR Center Advisory Board since 2015.

Miasnikov, Evgeny V. image
  • City : Moscow, Russia
  • Affiliation : Lecturer, General Physics Department, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Biography :

Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. Eugene Miasnikov was graduated from the Department of Aerophysics and Space Research of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) in 1985. In 1989 he got his Ph. Degree in Physics from MIPT. His dissertation was devoted to the problem of polarized laser light propagation in ocean water. Subsequently, until the end of 1991, he worked in the Scientific Production Association "ELAS" (Zelenograd) as an expert in remote sensing of the ocean from airborne and space platforms. In 1992, Eugene was a visiting fellow at the Defense and Arms Control Studies Program (currently, Security Studies Program) of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he studied current state-of-the-art of submarine detection and its impact on strategic stability in the world. Since 1992 Evgene Miasnikov has been working in the Center for Arms Control, Energy and Environmental Studies, and an active participant of the Center's research projects. In 2011 Eugene was elected the Director of the Center. PIR Center Advisory Board member since 2011. Member of the Sustainable Partnership with Russia (SuPR) Group since 2013.

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