Roland Timerbaev’s Anthology of Works

PIR Center carefully treats the creative and scientific heritage of Soviet and Russian diplomats. In 2022, within the project “Oral History of Nuclear Nonproliferation” and with the support of the Presidential Grants Foundation, PIR Center began preparing two books within PIR Library Series – anthologies of selected works by Amb. Roland Timerbaev and Gen. Gennady Evstafiev devoted to the problems of nonproliferation and arms control.

This book (in Russ.) presents selected works of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Roland M. Timerbaev (1927-2019), previously published in the series “PIR-Library”. It includes articles, excerpts from monographs, as well as fragments from the archive of documents and personal diaries of Ambassador Timerbaev and his memoirs “Old Days Stories. Memories of negotiations on nonproliferation and disarmament and much more.”

In particular, this book includes the works of Roland Timerbaev devoted to the origins and evolution of nuclear nonproliferation and nuclear arms control regimes. The historical period from the creation of the atomic bomb to the present day is covered. Ambassador Roland M. Timerbaev took part in a number of negotiations in these areas as part of the Soviet delegation. Based on his own experience, a broad scientific base and sources, in his writings he always gave a qualitative and detailed analysis of key events in the field of non-proliferation and disarmament.

The book also contains reflections by Roland Timerbaev on a number of topical issues in the field of global security, including the most important ones – how humanity can avoid a nuclear war and whether a world without nuclear weapons is possible.