Chronology

The first delivery of low enriched uranium under the HEU-LEU agreement arrives from Russia in the U.S.
17.06.1995
The framework between Russia and the U.S. on further reduction of strategic offensive arms is agreed.
17.06.1992
Agreement between the U.S. and Russia is reached on the "Safe and Secure Transportation, Storage and Destruction of Weapons and the Prevention of Weapons Proliferation".
17.06.1992
The PRC conducts its first hydrogen bomb test. The yield is 3.3 megatons, and the device is dropped from an aircraft.
17.06.1967

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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.

PIR Center Library series

Since 2000, the PIR Center has been publishing monographs of the PIR Center Library series. The Center has published 14 monographs, including the two-volume textbook for Russian higher education institutions entitled Nuclear Nonproliferation, the guideboook Global Partnership Against The Spread Of Weapons Of Mass Destruction report Russians on the Threat of WMD Proliferation and Terrorism (in English and Russian), and monography of Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov Arms Control.

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