“Forming a group of experts that would suggest substantive, thoughtful proposals to draw up the agenda of BRICS-2016 summit in India regarding fight against corruption, seems to be a relevant move” – Vladimir Orlov, Special Advisor to PIR Center, member of the Advisory Board on the Corruption Prevention under the Anti-Corruption Directorate at the President’s Office of the Russian Federation.


Бужинский Евгений Петрович image“We require such collaboration mechanisms that would enable our nongovernmental organizations to feel confident and to increase the efficiency of cooperation with relevant governmental bodies for appropriate competent  promotion of Russia’s national interests in the new global environment”, – Evgeny Buzhinsky, the Chairman of the PIR Center Executive Board.


“I would like to extend my sincere congratulations on the occasion of the PIR Center’s 20th anniversary. Over the years, the PIR Center has firmly established itself among the leading Russian non-governmental organizations, specializing in issues of international security, nuclear nonproliferation and arms control. The high level of professionalism of the PIR Center staff and the effectiveness of organization of their work has earned the Center high level of prestige in political, academic, and social circles both in Russia and abroad", – Sergey Ivanov, the Chief of Staff of the Russian Presidential Executive Office.

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Name: Ivanov Sergey
Affiliation: Chief of Staff Presidential Administration of Russia
Biography :

Born on January 31, 1953, in Leningrad (now St Petersburg). Graduated from the Translation Department of the Philology Faculty of Leningrad State University, and from Higher Courses of the KGB (Minsk). 1981–1998: climbed from detective officer of the First Chief Directorate of the KGB to First Deputy Head of a department in the Foreign Intelligence Service of Russia. Served on three long missions abroad in Scandinavia and Africa. Following the KGB reorganisation, continued his career in the Foreign Intelligence Service and then in the Federal Security Service of Russia. August 1998: Deputy FSB Director - Head of Analysis, Forecasting and Strategic Planning. November 15, 1999: Secretary of Russia's Security Council; Colonel General (Ret.) March 28, 2001: Defence Minister of Russia. November 14, 2005: Deputy Prime Minister - Defence Minister of Russia. February 16, 2007: appointed First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia. May 12, 2008: appointed Deputy Prime Minister of Russia. December 22, 2011: appointed Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office. Fluent in English and Swedish.