Chronology

North Korea conducted its second underground nuclear test
25.05.2009
First batch of Russian nuclear fuel for Kudankulam NPP was delivered to India
25.05.2008
U.S. media report that the first nuclear artillery shell has been fired.
25.05.1953

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22.05.2020

The report presents the Russian Foreign Ministry views at the role of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons in the current non-proliferation regime. The importance of NW and WMD-free zones as tools to strengthen regional security and stability is considered. Key contemporary challenges to the non-proliferation regime are noted. The author draws special attention to the fulfillment by the Russian side of its commitments under international agreements in the field of non-proliferation and disarmament.

15.05.2020

Today, May 15, is anniversary of Anatoly I. Antonov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the United States, a friend of the PIR Center for more than 20 years. He is turning 65 years old.

12.05.2020

"As a follow-up to my Memos dated April 24March 27, 2020 and April 10, 2020, I hereby declare the extension of the remote work mode until 29.05.2020 inclusive, due to the persistence of the complex epidemiological situation in Moscow",  Director of PIR Center Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov.

On the Suvorov trail, with a camera and a laptop

Commemorating the 220th anniversary of Alexander Vasilyevich Suvorov and his Army’s Alpine crossing in Switzerland

Project by Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov

September 23 – October 4, 2019

 

Alexander V. Suvorov's trail marked in red                                     

Vladimir A. Orlov's trail marked in blue


It was exactly 220 years ago - in September of 1799. That year turned out to be a special one for the Russian Empire. Firstly, Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin was born. Secondly, Alexander Vasilyevich Suvorov made his legendary Alpine crossing. When Suvorov reached the Swiss border in the area of Airolo and was preparing to cross St. Gothard Pass, Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin was not even six months old. But Alexander Vasilyevich Suvorov had only six months left to live.

The Alpine crossing covered him with the glory in Russia. And in Switzerland he was and still is considered as the Liberator. And now I'm walking with my Canon around the neck and my backpack behind me. In my backpack there is stuff for a week and a laptop for notes and web surfing. I am going to pass through three Swiss cantons: Ticino, Uri and Schwyz, to piece it all together: why after more than two centuries the glory of the Russian Commander is not only alive... but is still glowing, and Suvorov is referred here with a tinge of admiration mixed with respect and worship, as though these two centuries have not passed. As though just yesterday Suvorov trod here – on this trail, where I am walking now in Canton of Ticino. How come the Suvorov’s spirit still hangs in the air around hills, woods and dales.

We are going to talk about Alexander Vasilyevich Suvorov. About Suvorov’s crossing. And let’s not deprive ourselves of pleasure as well and with non-Swiss curiosity visit the villages, the houses of dwellers of today’s in Swiss country places.

Here we go!

 https://www.orlov.vladimir.ru/on-the-suvorov-trail-220

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