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PIR Center announces results of the contest for participation in International School on Global Security – 2014



“We would be glad to meet PIR Center alumni at our anniversary celebrations on October 4-5, 2014. For us definition alumni means more than it usually does. Those who successfully graduated from our educational programs belong to our alumni community without any doubt. Moreover, we also count as our alumni people who used to work at the PIR Center regardless their age, social position and affiliation,” – PIR  Center Executive Director Albert Zulkharneev.


“It happened that I lived in countries as diverse as Germany and Moldova in my childhood. As a result, I understood that the people are more important than places. Thanks to this experience I also became more mobile and stress-resistant. After leaving Moldova I was studying in the USA, and then entered a university in Moscow. By then I got used to frequent changes of place, climate and environment, and now it helps me in my everyday work,” Elena Chernenko, Foreign Policy Observer in Kommersant Daily, Member of PIR Center’s Advisory Board Working Group.


“Summer School of PIR Center provides a unique opportunity to meet Russian experts on all the key issues of international security. I was absolutely amazed with how many well-known and professional experts and politicians found time to meet and talk with us. In general, the acquired contacts, the level of discussion, the intensity of the communication and the organization of our free time can be assessed as ‘excellent’. Good job, PIR Center!”- Bilyana Lilly, External Expert, Oxford Analytica, participant of PIR Center Summer School 2013.


safranchuk“Today the Afghan society exists with a great uncertainty towards its own future. One period of Afghanistan history ends today and there is no clarity how the country will move on and who will become a new ‘global sponsor’ of Kabul”, – Deputy Director of the Institute of Current International Problems of the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry. 


“By 2018 information and communication technologies (ICTs) will become one of the key factors in the CIS region. Interdependence of countries in this region will increase considerably which will have direct implications for security area and the landscape of regional threats. In order to prevent and to eliminate those threats Russia and its partners should strengthen mechanisms of cooperation between their governmental agencies, broaden the cooperation of national security forces and private companies specializing in IT field, and synchronize procedural and legislative mechanisms for fighting transborder cybercrime”, – conclusions of the foresight “The Information Technologies Factor in Eurasian security 2014-2018” of the PIR Center Summer School.


Ryabkov5“The creation of the global all-embracing, equal and indivisible security system is a reliable insurance today. Russia invariably voices support of the international law supremacy, the international relations democratization and the creation of the democratic model of world order on this base”, – Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Sergey Ryabkov.


”At the moment the concept of the Russian World in new dimensions of world politics actively competes with other similar ideas. The image of the modern Russia in these dimensions is largely formed by this competition”, - Dmitry Polikanov, PIR Center Vice President.


«Russia and the United States of America can reach an agreement on all questionable issues including anti-missile defense problem if the dialogue is held on the cooperative basis without any attempts to impose one’s stance on arguable questions». - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Anatoly Antonov, Deputy Defense Minister of Russian Federation, member of PIR Сenter Advisory Board.


On June 18, 2013 PIR Center and Russian Geographical Society signed a Cooperation Agreement; on July 4, 2013 the first joint event was organized during PIR Center's International Summer School.