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“World energy is stuck between the economic rational approach connected with the fuel prices and the necessity of the deal with greenhouse gases, which makes the life in the energy sector quite intolerable. Any additional political interference will lead either to the ridiculous increase in spending or to the loss on a climate side”, - Leonid Grigoryev, Chief Adviser to the Head of the Analytical Centre for the Government of the Russian Federation, Tenured professor of National Research University Higher School of Economics.


“At the moment, it is essential that the defined area of BRICS’ operations would receive concrete substance and show its efficiency. The proposed issues in international security and development are ambitious tasks for diplomats and military of BRICS member-states as well as for security experts and relevant ministries and departments. There is no doubt, whether BRICS succeeded in defining its agenda. Now the question is how to move forward effectively” — Vladimir Orlov, Head of the Center for Global Trends and International Organizations at the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Special Advisor to PIR Center.


“The thing that sets the PIR Center School apart from other educational programs is the highest level of preparation and organization of the educational process.  Particularly it is evident when we talk about participants of the School, who have demonstrated deep understanding of the material,” – Arseni Sivitski, Director of the Center for Strategic and Foreign Policy Studies, participant of the 2014 International School.