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03.04.2020

“In addition to obvious public health consequences, the epidemic of the novel coronavirus in Iran could affect the implementation of the IAEA safeguards agreements. In his article for the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, Professor George M. Moore of the Middlebury Institute for International Studies at Monterey warns: Iranian authorities may restrict the access of IAEA inspectors to the country under the pretext of combating the spread of infection. Although the IAEA assures that the inspections at nuclear facilities in Iran are carried out in full, the risks, according to Moore, are extremely high. In the absence of convincing information from the sites themselves, the international community (primarily Israel and the United States) will proceed from the most pessimistic scenarios for the development of the Iranian nuclear program” - this is the leitmotiv of the 521st issue of Yaderny Control bulletin.

31.03.2020

On March 12, 2020, a workshop “50 Years after Ratification of the NPT by the Soviet Union and its Entry into Force: Lessons Learned and Prospects for Strengthening of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime” took place. The event was co-sponsored by the PIR Center and the Institute of Contemporary International Studies (ICIS) at the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian MFA.

30.03.2020

The Anniversary XX PIR Center International School on Global Security 2020 extends applications deadline to April 13. The School will take place from 6 to 14 June in Zvenigorod, Moscow region.

On the Suvorov trail, with a camera and a laptop

Commemorating the 220th anniversary of Alexander Vasilyevich Suvorov and his Army’s Alpine crossing in Switzerland

Project by Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov

September 23 – October 4, 2019

 

Alexander V. Suvorov's trail marked in red                                     

Vladimir A. Orlov's trail marked in blue


It was exactly 220 years ago - in September of 1799. That year turned out to be a special one for the Russian Empire. Firstly, Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin was born. Secondly, Alexander Vasilyevich Suvorov made his legendary Alpine crossing. When Suvorov reached the Swiss border in the area of Airolo and was preparing to cross St. Gothard Pass, Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin was not even six months old. But Alexander Vasilyevich Suvorov had only six months left to live.

The Alpine crossing covered him with the glory in Russia. And in Switzerland he was and still is considered as the Liberator. And now I'm walking with my Canon around the neck and my backpack behind me. In my backpack there is stuff for a week and a laptop for notes and web surfing. I am going to pass through three Swiss cantons: Ticino, Uri and Schwyz, to piece it all together: why after more than two centuries the glory of the Russian Commander is not only alive... but is still glowing, and Suvorov is referred here with a tinge of admiration mixed with respect and worship, as though these two centuries have not passed. As though just yesterday Suvorov trod here – on this trail, where I am walking now in Canton of Ticino. How come the Suvorov’s spirit still hangs in the air around hills, woods and dales.

We are going to talk about Alexander Vasilyevich Suvorov. About Suvorov’s crossing. And let’s not deprive ourselves of pleasure as well and with non-Swiss curiosity visit the villages, the houses of dwellers of today’s in Swiss country places.

Here we go!

 https://www.orlov.vladimir.ru/on-the-suvorov-trail-220

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