President Truman’s states to I.V. Stalin at the Potsdam Conference that the U.S. possesses a new weapon of unusual destructive force. The same day I.V. Stalin directed I.V. Kurchatov to expedite work on the Soviet atomic project.



On July 15, the 110th Summer Session of the Trialogue Club International was conducted. This Summer Session was unique for the Club. It was organized in partnership with the Embassy of India to the Russian Federation and was held in the format of a Farewell for the Members of the Trialogue Club International on behalf of H.E. Venkatesh Varma, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of India to the Russian Federation. The session was dedicated to the topic “New Strategic Equation: Variables Outside Russian-American Relations and Multilateral Disarmament”.


In July, the series of expanded meetings on strategic planning and development of PIR Center's basic programs for the 2021-2022 period ended. During these events, the program coordinators presented their vision of the results and follow-up prospects of PIR Center's activities: Coordinator of Nuclear Nonproliferation & Russia Program Sergey Semenov, Information & Publications Program Coordinator Nikita Degtyarev and Assistant to Director on Special Projects, Education & Training Program Coordinator Elena Karnaukhova.

Webinar "August coup. Orlov. Witness. 3 days&2 nights in the White House.30 years later" image

On August 19, from 11:00 to 12:00, a webinar " August coup. Orlov. A witness. 3 days and 2 nights in the White House. 30 years later" with the director of the PIR Center, professor of MGIMO, former correspondent of "Moscow News" V. A. Orlov

The Nuclear Suppliers Group: Why and How It Was Created,1974-1978. (2000)

_27.gifThis book is part of the PIR research project «Sensitive Exports and Export Control in Russia» implemented by the Center since 1997. The book contains a variety of new facts concerning the history of the Nuclear Suppliers Group, as well as gives a thorough analysis of certain unique documents. Amb. Timerbaev, Russia's top expert in the area of nuclear nonproliferation, focused in this work on the history of the NSG establishment, its key documents (above all, the Guidelines for Nuclear Transfers), and the problem of full-scope safeguards application. Particular emphasis has been placed on assessing Soviet legislation after the adoption of the Guidelines.

Author of the book - PIR Executive Council Chair and Senior Advisor Dr. Roland Timerbaev, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (ret.). In 1974-1978, as a top-ranking member of the Soviet delegation, Roland Timerbaev participated in the negotiations to set up the NSG.


The complete version of "The Nuclear Suppliers Group: Why and How It Was Created (1974-1978)".