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“I am a grounbreaker by nature. I need to create something new that will emotionally and intellectually resonates with millions of people”,  - said Lyubov Soldatkina, Head of the Department of expert analysis and control of the implementation of priorities and national projects of the All-Russia People's Front.


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.


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.


"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 April 11 Russia cautioned against flights above the Laptev sea. On April 15 the US Space Commaned declared that Russia had tested a DA-ASAT missile capable of killing satellite on low orbits. The US military points that the test is inseparable from Russian inspector satellites activities near the US spy satellite KH-11, which took place this February.” - this is the leitmotiv of the 521st issue of Yaderny Kontrol.


PIR Center turns 26 today.

We celebrate this glorious date with work - a stepping stone to the future, with plans and new steps for the development of both our unique organization and the entire PIR Community.

I congratulate everyone who consider themselves a PIR Community member!


Vladimir Orlov



Today, Kommersant newspaper and Security Index journal publish an article in Russian prepared by the heads of the Russian and US delegations at the negotiations that had led to the conclusion of the New START Treaty.


On April 30, PIR Center turns 26. We decided to celebrate this holiday by publishing an essay of the person was directly involved in the foundation and development of the PIR Center. The person who went to a better world during the previous year.

Today we call your attention to the last paper of Ambassador Timerbaev in Russian


"November 2019 witnessed a very significant event in the sphere of strengthening WMD non-proliferation regime, namely the UN-facilitated conference on the establishment of a WMDFZ in the Middle East. In our view, the November conference was successful. More successful than anyone could expect in the beginning. Thus, a new, serious and long-term process for making further progress towards the Middle East free of any WMD has begun” – Natalia Artemenkova and Vladimir Orlov for article “Zone free of WMD in the Middle East: Moscow’s view on progress towards it” published in the International Affairs journal.


The article deals with the exploration, development and use of outer space. Special attention is paid to the military potential of outer space and the threat of its weaponization. The corresponding legal regulation instruments are especially noted. Special emphasis is placed on measures aimed at maintaining strategic stability and preventing the arms race in outer space.

The paper has been produced for the joint PIR Center – CSIS project "Reducing nuclear risks during Great Powers Competition". We thank our partners in CSIS for their cooperation and support for this publication.