Status: Open

A General And A Simple Driver

October 29, 2021

MOSCOW. OCTOBER 29, 2021. PIR PRESS. “How many years have I been with all the experts of PIR Center, who were shown on TV, interviewed on the radio. These are all respected and revered people in their field, really true experts. Here they are performing somewhere, talking about important topics, but in life they are quite simple people. Here is a lieutenant-general and I, two opposites, two big differences – a general and a simple driver. He talked to me quite calmly and easily… These are ordinary people with whom it was possible to talk on any topics outside of nuclear topics,” – Konstantin Sirikov, the driver of PIR Center.

EDITORIAL: Today’s issue of “Open collar” is timed to the birthday of the permanent driver of PIR Center, who has worked with us for more than 15 years, Konstantin Anatolyevich Sirikov. In his interview, he shared the story of his life, how he got into PIR Center, what they usually talked about with experts in the car, how he collected blueberries with Evgeny P. Buzhinskiy in the forest, urgently drove a rich sheikh to the airport and why international relations specialists are “armless” people.

Read the interview (in Russian)