Nazarkin, Yuri K.

Nazarkin, Yuri K.

Geneva, Switzerland
Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations
Position :
Professor and Honorary Doctor (honoris causa)

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (retired).

Born on March 12, 1932.

In 1956–1992, Yuri K. Nazarkin worked in the system of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR/Russia, for about two decades of which — on issues of disarmament and nuclear nonproliferation. He contributed to drafting the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC), the Treaty on the Prohibition of the Emplacement of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction on the Sea-Bed and the Ocean Floor and in the Subsoil thereof (the Seabed Treaty), etc. In 1987–1989, Yuri K. Nazarkin was the Representative of the USSR to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, Switzerland. He negotiated the draft of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). Yuri K. Nazarkin was the Head of the delegation of the USSR during the US-Soviet negotiations resulted in the conclusion of the 1991 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START-1 Treaty). In 1992–1995, he held the position of the Deputy Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation. After retiring in 1996, Yuri K. Nazarkin has been engaged in teaching. He was Professor at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), Switzerland. In 2006–2021, he was Honorary Member of the Centre Russe d’Etudes Politiques, France. He is Professor and Honorary Doctor of International Relations (honoris causa) at the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations (GSD), Switzerland.

PIR Center Advisory Board Member since 2021. 


  • Назаркин Ю.К. Ратификация ДСНВ новыми независимыми государствами // Индекс безопасности — научные записки. 2022. № 13 (39). С. 21–24.
  • Назаркин Ю. К. Как шли переговоры по СНВ-1 // Интерфакс. 29 июля 2021.
  • Назаркин Ю.К. Мир ждет новая гонка вооружений без всяких ограничений // РИА Новости. 16 сентября 2020.
  • Назаркин Ю. К. Гражданский контроль над Вооруженными силами в России: история и перспективы // Ядерный контроль. 2005. № 3 (77). С. 113–126.
  • Назаркин Ю. К. Договор о сокращении и ограничении стратегических наступательных вооружений // Ядерный контроль. 2001. № 6 (60). С. 65–85.
  • Nazarkin Y. Negotiations of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty // Russian–American Nuclear Nonproliferation Dialogue: Lessons Learned and Road Ahead / Edited by V. Orlov, S. Semenov. M.: Izdatelstvo Ves Mir, 2021. — 544 p.
  • Nazarkin Y. Arms Control Agenda Remains Valid Until Next U.S.-Russia Summit // Working Group on Strategic Stability and De-escalation in US-Russian Relations, 2017.

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