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The USSR commissions the first world commercial nuclear power plant (NPP) in the city of Obninsk (Kaluga Region).
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12.05.2019

“The latest prepcom has two main opposite results: in two weeks it was not possible to reach consensus among the NPT members and agree on the text of recommendations for the 2020 Review Conference, but it was decided to appoint Argentinean diplomat Rafael Mariano Grossi as the Chair of the Review Conference – his formal appointment will take place at the end of 2019," Adlan Margoev, PIR Center “Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation” Program Director. 

08.05.2019

On May 2, more than 40 friends and partners of the PIR Center gathered at the Permanent Mission of Russia to the UN. Among them were heads and high representatives of delegations participating in the third session of the Preparatory Committee of the NPT Review Conference, the world's largest experts in the field of non-proliferation, graduates of PIR Center programs working in New York, young scientists and master students of double degree in the field of non-proliferation.

30.04.2019

"Can it really be true that PIR Center is a quarter of a century old today? It would be a great occasion for a grand celebration, wouldn’t it. But I still cannot quite believe it.

When me and a tiny team of my associates were establishing PIR Center in the spring of 1994, working in a small room on the corner of Tverskaya Ulitsa and Strastny Boulevard overlooking the Pushkin statue in the very heart of Moscow, I could hardly imagine that this great institution would live long enough to see the new century and indeed the new millennium. If someone told me back at the time that it would mark its 25th anniversary in Moscow, Geneva and New York, or that greetings would be pouring in from all over the world to what is now a highly reputable international nongovernmental organization, I probably wouldn’t believe them. After all, how many fly-by-night NGOs have we all seen over the years – here today, gone tomorrow?," Vladimir Orlov, PIR Center Founder.

Working Group on the NPT Review Process — Ideas from Next Generation

On April 28, 2018, on the sidelines of the PrepCom, the fourth meeting of the U.S.-Russian Working Group on the NPT Review Process was held under the topic “U.S.-Russian Dialogue on the NPT Review Process: Ideas from Next Generation.”

The meeting was organized by PIR Center, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), Monterey, and Centre russe d’etudes politiques, Geneve.



The seminar was part of long-term project “Russian-American Dialogue on Global Security” that the three partners launched in 2016. For the first time since the inception, the meeting of the Working Group was held in what the partnering institutions called a Track 2.5 format – with special emphasis on the participation of young experts who, together with diplomats and experts from the two countries, discussed how to narrow the gap between the United States and Russia on two major issues for the current NPT review process: disarmament agenda and a WMD-free zone in the Middle East.

The meeting was opened by Co-Chairs of the Working Group Dr. Vladimir Orlov, Founder & Special Advisor to PIR Center, and Prof. William Potter, Director of CNS and Professor at MIIS. 

The meeting was moderated by Sarah Bidgood, Senior Research Associate and Project Manager at CNS, and Adlan Margoev, PIR Center’s “Russia and Nuclear Nonproliferation” Program Director


 

The participation of young experts Adlan Margoev, Vladislav Chernavskikh and Alexey Polyakov, both in their senior year at the Ural Federal University (UrFU) and at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University) respectively, with major in International Relations was sponsored by the Gorchakov Fund.

The Russian delegation was represented by Vadim Smirnov, Deputy Head of the Delegation and Deputy Head of the Department for Nonproliferation and Arms Control of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, and Alexander Trofimov, Head of Section at the Department for Nonproliferation and Arms Control of the Russian Foreign Ministry. Anita Friedt, Acting Assistant Secretary and Head of Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, U.S. Department of State, represented the U.S. delegation. 

PIR Center Director Albert Zulkharneev delivered a presentation on nonproliferation education, in which he presented a blueprint of a Foresight School on U.S.-Russian relations and highlighted the 10-year plan on disarmament and nonproliferation education.

 

           

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