Dr Evgeny Buzhinskiy is a Lieutenant-General (Retired) and holds a Ph.D. in Military Sciences. He joined the the Russian armed forces in 1968. Between 1976 and 1992 he served in different positions in the General Staff of the USSR and the Russian Federation. During the following 10 years (1992-2002) he held the positions of Senior Officer, Deputy Head of Direction, Head of Direction, Deputy Head of Department, Head of the International Treaties Department at the Russian Ministry of Defense.
Dr Buzhinkiy was promoted to the rank of Major-General in 2000, and to the rank of Lt.-General in 2003. In 2002 he was appointed to the position of Head of the International Treaties Department and Deputy Head of the Main Directorate of International Military Cooperation of the Russian Federation Ministry of Defense. After his retirement from active duty in 2009, he joined the PIR Center as Consultant and was appointed as PIR Center's Chairman of the Executive Board in 2014.