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  • Affiliation : Acad., Russian Academy of Sciences, Head, Center for International Security, Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO)
  • Affiliation : Chairman, International Union of Veterans of Nuclear Energy and Industry
  • Affiliation : Chairman, Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defence Policy
  • Affiliation : Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
  • Affiliation : Lecturer, General Physics Department, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
  • Affiliation : Director, Center for Political and International Studies
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MOSCOW, JULY 11, 2014. PIR PRESS – “We should think over how we can further support Russian non-governmental organizations specialized in international relations and contribute to their cooperation with foreign non-governmental institutions” – Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov.

On July 9, 2014 in Moscow took place a meeting of the heads of representative offices of the Federal Agency for CIS, Compatriots Living Abroad and International Humanitarian Cooperation. In his speech at the meeting Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov emphasized the importance of supporting “Russian non-governmental organizations specialized in international relations and contributing to their cooperation with foreign non-governmental institutions”.

In April of 2014, PIR Center President Vladimir Orlov and Senior Vice President Evgeny Buzhinsky put forward an initiative to develop the dialogue between non-governmental organizations and governmental institutions under the new international context. More precisely, the initiative included establishment of the foreign policy research and development foundation and reformulation of the principles of cooperation with foreign partners. PIR Center’s initiative was covered in details in the Kommersant newspaper on May 6, 2014 (in Russian).

PIR Center's initiative was backed by the heads of leading Russian academic and non-governmental international relations research centers: Head of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO RAS) Center for International Security academician Alexey Arbatov, IMEMO RAS Deputy Director academician Vladimir Baranovsky, IMEMO RAS Chief Research Associate Natalya Kalinina, Russian International Affairs Council Director General Andrey Kortunov, RAS academician Nikolay Laverov, Chairman of the Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy Fedor Lukyanov, Head of International Nuclear Education Center, IAEA Deputy Director General (1996-2003) Viktor Murogov, Director of the Center for Arms Control, Energy and Environmental Studies Evgeny Miasnikov, Director of the Center for Political and International Studies Alexander Nikitin, Director of the Institute for Strategic Assessment Sergey Oznobishev, President of the Institute for Middle East Studies Eugeny Satanovsky, IMEMO RAS Chief Research Associate Ekaterina Stepanova, Member of the IMEMO RAS Directorate, General of the Army Vyacheslav Trubnikov.

PIR Center continues consultations on the development of the initiative.

For further information regarding the PIR Center initiative please contact the Executive Director Albert Zulkharneev by phone: +7 (495) 987-19-15, fax: +7 (495) 987-19-14 or by email: zulkharneev at pircenter.org

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