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Russian translation of SIPRI Yearbook 2019 now available

Russian translation of SIPRI Yearbook 2019 now available
IMEMO press center. Photo: IMEMO

On 29 October, the Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) launched the Russian edition of SIPRI Yearbook 2019. The virtual event was broadcast from Moscow and featured a special supplement to the translation entitled Russia: Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security.

The discussions centred on the current landscape of arms control, the challenges posed by emerging technologies and the changing global political landscape. The event was dedicated to the intellectual heritage of Academician Andrei Sakharov for his dedication to nuclear disarmament, peace and human rights.

Dan Smith, SIPRI Director, provided welcoming remarks and focused on the reduction of global nuclear forces. Several senior figures from IMEMO were among the speakers of the event including Feodor Voitolovsky, Director of IMEMO, and Dr Vladimir Baranovsky, member of the SIPRI Governing Board and Head of Research at the Center for Situational Analysis. Also among the speakers were Marina Sakharov-Liberman, Director of the Andrei Sakharov Foundation; Vladimir Lukin, Deputy Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly, Professor of the National Research University, Higher School of Economics; and Alexander Sergeyev, President of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

The translation was made possible primarily due to cooperation between IMEMO, the Russian Academy of Sciences and SIPRI. 

Click here to download a PDF of the Russian translation of SIPRI Yearbook 2019.

Click here to download a PDF of the supplement to the translation, Russia: Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security.

Click here to read more about the event.

For editors

The SIPRI Yearbook is a compendium of cutting-edge information and analysis on developments in armaments, disarmament and international security. Four major SIPRI Yearbook 2020 data sets were pre-launched in 2019–20: the top 100 arms-producing companies (December 2019), international arms transfers (March 2020), world military expenditure (April 2020) and trends in multilateral peace operations (May 2020). The earlier releases are available at The SIPRI Yearbook is published by Oxford University Press. Learn more at