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How happy we are that you are so crazy with us

September 22, 2022

MOSCOW. SEPTEMBER 22, 2022. PIR PRESS. “Once we went on a trip with my friend and our families. Rented a rickety old hut in the village, the electricity worked poorly, but there was a lot of firewood. We heated the stove, collected mushrooms, wandered through the swamps, caught crayfish with children in the icy water. There were a lot of impressions, but, unfortunately, the weather had deteriorated. I decided not to stop the trip, to go to the sea. It was difficult to keep the idea a secret and put the children to bed after intense adventures, I had to tell them. Then, many years later, the children said the words most dear to my wife and me: “Parents, how happy we are that you are so crazy”,” – Dmitry Danilov, Head of European Security Department at Institute of Europe, Russian Academy of Sciences.

EDITORIAL: PIR Center continues to introduce you to those without whom we would not be PIR – our colleagues, friends, and experts who have made a significant contribution to the formation and development of our organization at its various stages.

Today, on September 22, Professor Dmitry Aleksandrovich Danilov, Head of European Security Department at Institute of Europe, Russian Academy of Sciences, Ph.D. in Economics, celebrates his birthday. Member of the Academic Council of the RAS, Vice President of the Association for European Studies, member of the Expert Council of the Committee on International Affairs of the Federation Council of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, expert of the Russian Council on International Affairs (RIAC, member of the editorial boards: journals “Modern Europe” and “Scientific and Analytical Bulletin of the Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences”. He has 230 scientific publications. Member of the Advisory Board of PIR Center since 2011.

Dmitry Alexandrovich told us how he spent his childhood in Siberia, about moving to Odintsovo, how he entered MGIMO, but ended up at Moscow State University, how he was bitten by a teacher’s dog, about meeting his wife and his family, traveling and hiking in the mountains, and also what PIR Center means to him.

Read the interview (in Russian)