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On September 5, 2019, at the Institute of the USA and Canada of the Russian Academy of Sciences, a meeting of the Institute employees with the famous American scientist Robert Legwold, an honorary professor at Columbia University (USA), took place.

On September 5, 2019, at the Institute of the USA and Canada of the Russian Academy of Sciences, a meeting of the Institute employees with the famous American scientist Robert Legwold, an honorary professor at Columbia University (USA), took place.
During the meeting, R. Legwold presented the main results of a study conducted by the working group of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on strategic stability in the framework of the project “Answers to the challenges of the new nuclear era.” The expert noted the need for an expanded understanding of strategic stability, the development of new principles of arms control, an individual and multilateral approach to ensuring global nuclear security. R. Legvold also noted that the experts of the working group presented a number of specific proposals to strengthen strategic stability in the current crisis of the arms control regime, nuclear non-proliferation and growing contradictions between the leading world powers.
The subsequent discussion was attended by the ISCRAN scientific adviser S.M. Rogov, ISCRAN Principal Researchers: V.I. Batyuk, V.I. Krivokizhizh; ISCRAN Leading Researchers: V.I. Yesin, P.S. Zolotarev; Senior Researcher ISKRAN V.S. Kuznetsov and others. The American researcher was asked questions about the approaches of the current US administration regarding arms control, the development of new nuclear weapons systems and possible steps that leading nuclear powers could take to reduce the risks of inadvertently unleashing a nuclear war. It was noted that at the official level both in Russia and in the United States there is practically no political willingness to negotiate on these topics.
As for countries such as India, Pakistan and China, they lack the desire to even develop a common understanding of strategic stability, not to mention concrete steps to strengthen it. Moreover, the state of mutual guaranteed destruction, inextricably linked with nuclear deterrence and strategic stability in general, carries enormous and not always justified risks.

On July 11, 2019, at the age of 81, Alexandra Semyonovna Terentyeva, senior researcher at the Institute of the USA and Canada of the Russian Academy of Sciences, American scientist, specialist in the field of American and Russian animal husbandry, candidate of biological sciences, passed away …

ALEXANDRA SEMENOVNA TERENTIEVA
(September 2, 1937 – July 11, 2019)

On July 11, 2019, at the age of 81, Alexandra Semenovna Terentyeva, senior researcher at the Institute of the USA and Canada of the Russian Academy of Sciences, American scientist, specialist in the field of American and Russian animal husbandry, candidate of biological sciences, passed away.
The whole life of Alexandra Semenovna was associated with scientific studies of agricultural problems, primarily in the field of animal husbandry economics. Having graduated with honors in 1959 from the Moscow Veterinary Academy, and then from graduate school, A.S. Terentyeva successfully defended her thesis for the degree of candidate of biological sciences. From 1964 to 1970, Alexandra Semenovna was a junior researcher at the Research Institute of Animal Husbandry, and from 1970 to 1993. – Senior and leading researcher, head of the sector at the Research Institute of Information and Technical and Economic Research in Agriculture.
The last 22 years, since 1997, the scientific activity of Alexandra Semenovna took place at the Institute of the USA and Canada of the Russian Academy of Sciences, where she, as a senior researcher, was engaged in research on the economics of livestock farming in the USA. She owns numerous chapters in collective monographs, articles in leading scientific journals on this subject, which have always been highly praised by specialists and practitioners. Its analytical materials have always been in demand at the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation and other state bodies of our country.
Alexandra Semenovna Terentyeva worked creatively, enthusiastically, igniting others with her enthusiasm. With her scientific works, competence and responsibility, she earned the authority and respect of her colleagues at the Institute and experts in other departments.
The human qualities of Alexandra Semenovna were highly appreciated by ISCRAN employees. Kind, sympathetic, with a subtle sense of humor, she was a responsible employee and a reliable friend.
The staff of the Institute of the USA and Canada expresses deep condolences to the relatives and friends of Alexandra Semenovna Terentyeva. The memory of her will remain with everyone who knew her.

On June 6, 2019, a Russian-American seminar on Nuclear Security Cyber ​​Threats was held

On June 6, 2019, a Russian-American seminar on “Nuclear Security Cyber ​​Threats” was held. From the Russian side, the event was organized by the Institute of the USA and Canada RAS, from the American side – the organization “Nuclear Threat Reduction Initiative” (NTI – Nuclear Threat Initiative).

Experts from the American side took part in the seminar:
Lynn Rasten, NTI Vice President, Page Stoutland, NTI Vice President of Science and Technology, Jill Hruby, NTI Research Fellow, Herbert Lin, Senior Cyber ​​Security Policy Research Fellow, Stanford University International Security and Cooperation Center.

From the Russian side:
Academician of RAS S.M. Rogov, scientific adviser, ISCRAN; Dr.Sc. V.N. Garbuzov, Director of ISCRAN; Ph.D. P.S. Zolotarev, scientific director of the military-political direction of ISCRAN; to. polit. n P.A. Sharikov, Leading Researcher, ISCRAN. The seminar was also attended by employees of other Russian research organizations – IMEMO RAN, MGIMO (U) MFA OF, PIR Center, Diplomatic Academy, RIH and others.

Presentations were made by Page Stoutland and P.S. Zolotarev.

The discussion showed the closeness of the participants’ positions on a number of issues. The parties decided to continue the dialogue in autumn 2019.