MOSCOW. JANUARY 17, 2022. PIR PRESS. “And, by the way, the coronavirus pandemic, which has brought us very great disasters – economic, social, and human losses – can be a demonstration on a small scale of what can happen if, God forbid, a nuclear catastrophe happens. Here is what we are now seeing around us in connection with the pandemic – this is a tiny cartoon frame of what one can imagine, in case, God forbid, the worst cannot be avoided! And if this had happened, then all the disasters of the pandemic would have been remembered by all those who survived as some kind of childish prank”, – Alexei Arbatov, Head of the Center for International Security at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO).
EDITORIAL: Today the birthday is celebrated by a long-time friend of PIR Center, Doctor of Historical Studies, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Head of the Center for International Security at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), PIR Center Advisory Board member since 2004 Alexei Georgievich Arbatov. He is also a member of the Research Council at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russian Federation and the Head of the Research Council Department on Strategic Planning at Security Council of Russian Federation. Author of several monographs and co-author of over 30 joint publications, numerous analytical papers, articles and booklets on international security, disarmament, and military policy published in Russia and abroad. In today’s issue of “Open Collar”, Alexei Georgievich told about his childhood and relationship with his father, why he decided to take up nuclear issues and how he could become a doctor, what interests he managed to realize in life and which ones he did not, what he likes to do in his spare time, and also what qualities a real international should have.
Read the interview (in Russian)