The editors decided to shift the focus a little from the problems of nuclear nonproliferation and arms control and talk about people. Nikita Degtyarev, PIR Center Information & Publications Program Coordinator, interviewed Sarah Bidgood, Director of the Eurasia Nonproliferation Program at the James ...

On June 2nd President Putin signed an executive order, which approved the Basic Principles of State Policy of the Russian Federation on Nuclear Deterrence. Even without considering the contents of the “Basic Principles”, it would not be an exaggeration to say that it is a development of major import...


Terrorism has been a threat to Russia since the 19th century. Taking on different forms – from the revolutionary Narodnaya Volya to national separatism with an infusion of Wahhabism in Chechnya to jihadist semi-criminal groups of North Caucasus – it has arguably influenced the pace and ...

How to prevent placement of weapons in Outer Space: challenges and solutions (Russian priorities) image

Recently, the threats of weaponization of outer space have been increasingly backed by both the doctrinal documents of several countries, first of all the United States, and the material content, which in turn is being formed through organizational measures, as well as improving military technical c...

The Middle East remains one of the zones of high tension and instability in the contemporary world. Today, new challenges – e.g., international terrorism, the crises in Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, and Syria – are adding to the old and deeply rooted problems created by the Arab-Israeli conflict. The un...

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Ponamarev, Sergey V. image
Affiliation : RUDN University
Position : Associate Professor
Biography :

Graduated from Humanities Faculty of Novosibirsk State University with specialization Historian. Lecturer of history with a knowledge of Chinese language” (2006), finished a post-graduate course at the RAS Institute of Far Eastern Studies (2010) with specialization in International Relations. PhD in Political Sciences.

From July 2006 to September 2016 worked in a number of government institutions including Nuclear Security and Nonproliferation Office at the Department for Nonproliferation And Arms Control of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, and Military-Political Section of Russian Embassy to the USA. As a member of interdepartmental delegations participated in events organized by IAEA, Nuclear Suppliers Group and G8 nuclear security working group. 

In 2016-2019 - Head of Division for communications with media and state authorities in TENEX (Rosatom State Corporation). From January 2019 to March 2020 - Head of Department for communications in Vega Radio Engineering Corporation (Rostec State Corporation).  

Since September 2018 - Associate Professor of the RUDN University.