Russia and India signed an international agreement on cooperation in the construction of 4 additional units at Kudankulam, as well as on the construction of nuclear power plants according to Russian projects on new sites in India
The end of the strategic offensive arms reduction period under the Treaty on the Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (START I Treaty)
The Treaty on the Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (START I), transformed by the Lisbon Protocol of 1992 comes into force
The adoption of Memoranda on Security Guarantees on the part of Russia, the U.S. and the UK. The memoranda are needed because of Ukraine, Byelorussia and Kazakhstan joining NPT.
Ukraine joins the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty as a non-nuclear weapons state.
A U.S. sea-borne aircraft with an atomic bomb onboard crashes 200 miles from Okinawa.
The first world nuclear propelled surface ship, the icebreaker Lenin, is commissioned.
France sets up an atomic bomb development committee within the Commissariat for Atomic Energy.



"The development of nuclear energy in Saudi Arabia is a forward-looking and important task. The State Atomic Energy Corporation “Rosatom” has every chance to become one of the KSA’s key partners in the development of peaceful uses of nuclear energy because it already has extensive experience in working with nuclear newcomer countries in difficult climatic conditions with lack of the necessary infrastructure", ‒ Inna Rodina, PIR Center intern. 


“It is difficult for me to say how many pillars PIR Center is based on, but one of them is definitely the interns. Their hard work, intelligence, and creativity make a substantial contribution to our work», ‒ Sergey Semenov, Nuclear Nonproliferation & Russia Program Coordinator.


International security is not a center of the world, but a reflection of profound processes that nowadays are characterized by a growing randomness and shrinking planning horizon. Confidence, privacy and confidentiality of diplomacy are deteriorating. Ensuring security requires not only technical, but also political decisions. Under such circumstances the aim of the Russian foreign policy is to find a balance between development and security amidst an incoming new wave of globalization. To secure its status of a great power, Russia needs to preserve its relevance among other players and play a role of additional element to the situation of unsteady equilibrium.

Training Course Agenda

March 16, Sunday


  • 12:00 – 24:00- Arrival of regional and foreign students of the Training Course to Moscow and check-in to the Hotel


March 17, Monday


  • 9.00 – 10.30 - Opening. Introduction of participants
  • 10.45 – 12.15 - Information and Communication Technologies: Embracing New Domain of International Relations and Security
  • 12.30– 14.00 - Cybersecurity in Russia: paradoxes of the strategy and questions for perspective
  • 14.0015.30 – Lunch
  • 15.30 – 17.00 - ICANN as a Global Internet Governance Stakeholder and the Multistakeholder Approach
  • 17.15 – 18.45 - Legal Regulation of Runet: What Happened in 2013 and What’s On Now?
  • 20.00 – 22.00 – Welcoming dinner


March 18, Tuesday


  • 9.30 – 11.00 - International Security in the Field of ICT Use: How Russia Contributes to Global Agenda Goals
  • 11.15 – 13.30 - Round table “Transformation of Global Internet Governance after Edward Snowden: Is It Possible to Find a balance Between Security and Users Rights?”
  • 13.30 – 14.30 – Lunch
  • 14.30 16.00 - Global Identification in the Internet: Challenges, Goals, Perspectives of Universal Approach Elaboration
  • 16.15 – 18.00 - Seminar on Readings
  • 18.30 – 20:00 - Dinner


 March 19, Wednesday


  • 09.00 – 10.30 - Information Security of Critical Infrastructure: Key Threats, Ways of Tackling Them and International Cooperation
  • 10.45 – 12.15 - Cyberwar and Cyber weapons: Entering the Future Conflict Domain
  • 12.30 – 14.00 - Cybercrime in Russia and Globally: Trends and Challenges
  • 14.00 – 15.00 – Lunch
  • 15.00 – 16.30 - Debates “Multistakeholder Approach vs Intergovernmental Regulation” - Introductive Lecture
  • 16.45 – 19.00 - Debates “Multistakeholder Approach vs Intergovernmental Regulation”
  • 19.30 – 22.00 - Awarding Certificates to Students, Dinner


 March 20, Thursday


  • 10.00 – 13.00 - Short excursion program (excursion to the Bunker-42 of Stalin)
  • 12.00 – 24.00 - Check-out of regional and foreign students of the Training Course from the Hotel and departure from Moscow