State Atomic Energy Corporation "Rosatom" and China Nuclear Industry Coproration signed a Memorandum on the construction of the phase II of Tianwan nuclear power plant and a demonstrative fast breeder reactor of commercial purposes
N.S. Khrushchev makes the statement to withdraw all "offensive weapons" from Cuba.



On October 21, PIR Center held a workshop within the framework of the Midweek Brainstorming sessions series “Prospects for the development of the PRC's nuclear forces in the context of the specifics of ideological approaches and understanding of strategic stability” The research project prepared by Vladimir Nezhdanov, an assistant of Tyumen State University, in free association with the PIR Center, was presented for discussion.


On November 15, PIR Center will hold the III International Timerbaev Nuclear Debates. This year they will bring together students and young specialists in the field of global security from Russia and foreign countries, from domestic and foreign universities and international organizations. There will be students and young specialists from MGIMO University, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (USA), MEPhI, Ural Federal University (UrFU), PIR Center and members of the CTBTO Youth Group among the participants of the III International Timerbaev Nuclear Debates. The applications of each of the teams were registered, and the debaters themselves were pre-selected by universities and organizations they represent. As a special feature of the III International Timerbaev Nuclear Debates, each team of debaters will have its own mentor from the nonproliferation, disarmament and global security experts.


On October 14 and 15, a wide range of materials was presented at the book fair within the framework of the 13th Russian International Studies Association (RISA) Convention at the stand of PIR Center: Security Index occasional papers, "White Papers" on nonproliferation, books by leading Russian experts in the field of arms control, Iran nuclear issues, cybersecurity and international security. The guests could get acquainted with them, as well as ask questions about the activities of PIR Center and its information products, such as e-journal Yaderny Kontrol, email newsletter PIR Press News, series of analytical reports Security Index, etc.

Our senior colleagues congratulate Evgeny P. Buzhinsky


“Dear Evgeny Petrovich, I wholeheartedly congratulate you on glorious anniversary, particularly as it falls on the Great Easter Holiday! I'm proud that for many long years I  have been working side by side with you, highly professional military officer and diplomat, military diplomat, master of negotiating process. You win battles not involving the use of arms, but through persuasion, through excellent knowledge and, most importantly, bearing in mind the goal of strengthening peace throughout the world. Thank you for everything!”

Vyacheslav I. Trubnikov, member of the PIR Center Executive Board, Army General, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Hero of Russia


“Evgeny Petrovich, you have done so much for the country. You have worked so hard, and your whole life has been devoted to the service of our country – which is very important for every Russian citizen. Evgeny Petrovich, with the greatest respect I wish you good health for many years. My best wishes for success for many years, for all the best, prosperity and sound health are to you and your family. Unfortunately, due to self-isolation regime there is no way to meet and personally congratulate you. Evgeny Petrovich, be happy!”

Fedor I. Ladygin, a member of PIR Center Advisory Board member, Colonel General, former Chief of the Main Intelligence Administration of the Russian Armed Forces General Staff  (1992 – 1997)



“On behalf of PIR Center’s team, I wish you, dear Yevgeny Petrovich, good health, happy celebration and inspiration for new activities! It has been great experience and invaluable school for me to work together with you for all these years on important projects. And more to come! This spirit of comraderie what you have brought to our organization is something unique and is a great honor and intellectual joy for all of us at the PIR Center’s team”.

Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, PIR Center’s Founder & CEO