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Working Group on the prospects of Russian participation in international cooperation in the field of nonproliferation and nuclear security has been established under PIR Center Advisory Board.


“Despite reduction of the financial aid received in the framework of Global Partnership Russian involvement in the program and the interest in participation remain high. Russia gradually starts join the realization of various projects in the third countries. Even though it is not ready to deliver large financial aid, the volume of expert assistance is significant. Russian specialists who gathered great experience in disposal of the WMD are able to present vital help in implementation of respective projects in other countries” – Alexander Cheban, Security Index journal representative in Odessa.


“Program of Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction (GP) and International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) have potential to support effectively such traditional mechanisms of nuclear proliferation prevention as NPT regime, IAEA safeguards, Security Council sanctions. Participation in GP and ISTC corresponds to Russian interests because this contributes to strengthening its prestige on international arena as proponent of nonproliferation regime” – Alexander Cheban, PIR Center intern.


“The Russian Federation, as one of the most developed countries in the sphere of nuclear technology, attaches much significance to developing and maintaining a high level of physical nuclear security, not only at home but around the world”, – Ambassador-at-large Grigory Berdennikov.


«Expert discussions on the nuclear security currently taking place in Seoul focus on the topics that define recent nuclear security agenda. The discussion have originated from Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster of March 2011, which had demonstrated possible outcomes of the influence of external forces which can be originated not only by natural causes but also by terrorist attacks against critical nuclear infrastructure», - PIR Center's expert Dmitry Kovchegin.