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«It is a great honor for me to become a member of PIR Center Executive Board. I have been cooperating with Vladimir Orlov and his colleagues for a long time. PIR Center is well known as one of the leading international analytical institutions, and I will apply all my efforts to contribute to the development of the organization», – professor of the Department of Integrated Communications at the National Research University - Higher School of Economics, PIR Center Executive Board Member Dr. Dmitry Evstafiev.


“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 the international arena Russia actively participates in the discussion on international legal and practical steps aimed at deterring corruption and other financial crimes. Its latest FATF presidency was particularly remarkable. Russia emphasizes implementation of the G-20 Anti-corruption program and other decisions in this field made at the G-20 summit in Saint-Petersburg in September 2013», ­­– PIR Center President Vladimir Orlov.


“I would like to express my extreme gratitude for your efforts to integrate ongoing PIR Center research into the educational process at MGIMO. The joint module on nuclear nonproliferation that was organized in 2013 generated lively and interested responses from students and demonstrated great potential for future cooperation. We hope that the grounds we created will serve as a foundation for the opening of full-fledged educational programs,” – Rector of MGIMO University Anatoly Vasilyevich Torkunov.


“In the month before I graduated, the Ministry of Medium Machine Building called and invited me to ‘work with new technology.’ I answered, ‘I cannot, I am going to Voronezh.’ They replied, ‘We know, but we need you to.’ They picked me up and sent me to a training center to be re-trained for six months. That is how I became involved in work with nuclear weapons. And I have lived my whole life with this ‘should’ and ‘need to’” – member of the PIR Center Executive Board, member of the Security Index Editorial Board, and counselor to Aspect-Conversion, Colonel-General (Ret.) Evgeny Maslin.


“Understanding international processes is impossible without an academic approach. However, the ever-changing global situation requires a rapid, accurate response. The PIR Center has been able to successfully strike a balance between theory and practice, which provides excellent analysis. I deeply appreciate the work of the PIR Center and wish your organization continued success in your endeavors,”­ – Sergei Prikhodko, Deputy Prime Minister and Chief of the Russian Government Staff.


PIR Center  congratulates member of our Advisory Board, member of Security Index journal Editorial Board Konstantin von Eggert on his 50th birthday!


«In May of 2010, Russia was the only nuclear-weapon state to sign the Joint Statement on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Education presented at the Meeting of Main Committee I of the 2010 NPT Review Conference. Since that time Russian universities and nongovernmental organizations have done a wonderful job, and we will be proud to present it in 2015», – PIR Center Executive Director Albert Zulkharneev.


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.