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PIR Center congratulates its director and founder Dr Vladimir A. Orlov on his Birthday

October 4, 2022

PIR Center congratulates its director and founder Dr Vladimir A. Orlov on his birthday. Vladimir Orlov founded PIR Center in 1994, turning it over the years into a leading Russian and international independent research institute in the field of nuclear nonproliferation, disarmament and international security.

In the congratulatory letter of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Dr Vladimir A. Orlov wrote: “In Russia and abroad, you are known as an authoritative researcher in the field of non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and arms control. PIR Center’s expertise is always in the highest praise.”

Dr Vladimir A. Orlov is also the founder and the President of Trialogue Club International. Member of the Foreign and Defense Policy Council (SVOP) (from 2013 to present). Member of the International Nuclear Energy Academy (INEA) (from 20102 to present). Member of the Editorial Board of the Washington Quarterly magazine (from 2005 to present). He was a member of the Expert Council of the Government of Russia (2014-2019), the Council on the Formation of the Global Agenda of the World Economic Forum (2014-2016), the Expert Council on Combating Corruption under the Office of the President of the Russian Federation (2014-2018). Since 2021 he is a member of the Global Alliance of Leaders for Nuclear Security and Nuclear Weapons Free World (established in 2019 as part of the Astana Club on the initiative of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan –Nursultan Nazarbayev). From 2015 to 2018, Dr Vladimir A. Orlov was a member of the Advisory Council on Disarmament Issues under the UN Secretary General. “I highly appreciate your important contribution to the work of the Council,” UN Secretary–General  Antonio Guterres said.

Dr Vladimir Orlov is not only a leader, but also an outstanding expert in nonproliferation, disarmament and arms control issues, a professor, a traveler, a journalist, an editor, and for many generations of PIR Center alumni, first of all, a Mentor and Teacher. For many years, PIR Center has been a forge of highly qualified personnel in the field of nonproliferation, disarmament and arms control, approaching this task with unchanged strictness and professionalism.

PIR Center team congratulates Dr Vladimir A. Orlov on his birthday and wishes him good health, inexhaustible inspiration, fruitful ideas, pleasure from work and achieving the desired results. Below we publish a number of congratulations received from colleagues:

“We wish you good health, family well-being and new creative successes in the management of PIR Center,” – Evgeny Buzhinskiy, Chairman of the Executive Board.

“I wish Vladimir Orlov health and long life. Nothing is more important than his and colleagues’ arms control efforts these days. Success to him in these efforts and Peace to us all.” – Alexander Kolbin, PIR Center consultant

“Dear Volodya, I join a large international circle of people who are congratulating you on your birthday today! Glad to be your friend and colleague! We feel your energy even remotely. Today, when many have lost faith and guidance, you continue to do your work, which is highly valued and remains equally necessary for everyone living on the planet. May God grant you strength and good companions on this path!” – Vadim Kozyulin,  PIR Center consultant.

“I congratulate Vladimir Orlov on his birthday! PIR Center efforts are aimed at strengthening global security and promoting international stability. In these difficult times for our country and the whole world, I wish to remain committed to the principles of trust, cooperation and mutual understanding. Let the already implemented initiatives flourish and new beginnings develop. Success!” – Lyubov Soldatkina, member of PIR Center Executive Board.

“I congratulate Volodya Orlov on his birthday! I wish you good luck in all your endeavors, healthy people on the way and only good news!” – Elena Chernenko, member of the Board of PIR Center.

“I wish to the main Russian nonproliferation expert cheerfulness of spirit, traveling and energy to write new notes on its results” – Sergey Semenov, PIR Center Research Fellow.