INSOR Russia: Institute of Contemporary Development
Updated April 18, 2019

Speeches and Articles

Leonid Grigoryev: The Concept for Long-Term Development – For Whom It Is Written

April 20, 2008

Ever more time is passing since the beginning of reforms, and this critical factor is changing people’s perceptions about themselves and their times, their assessments of the past and future expectations. While theoreticians argue about the possibilities of catch-up development and modernization, persons and companies are under rational expectations that are based on their experience. Assessments of the future – despite all the advances of foresight – are still little more than adaptations of the past.

Yevgeny Gontmakher, Leonid Grigoryev, Tatiana Maleva: The Middle Class and Russian Modernization

April 14, 2008

In any discussion, scholars and politicians enthusiastically agree that a developed middle class must be a key factor in the stability of Russia’s democratic prospects. Everyone agrees that in reality, our middle class is small and weak, and that little is being done to address this situation. On the whole, Russia’s middle class “lost the battle for attention” during the transition period to both big business and the poor.

INSOR Management Board Member Ruslan Grinberg on Voice of Russia Radio Program “In the First Person”

March 19, 2008

A seminar was held yesterday at the Institute of Contemporary Development. The Institute of Contemporary Development is to a certain extent the brainchild of the newly elected president, Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev. The strongest component of this structure primarily consists of economic assessments. The seminar’s discussion was devoted to ways of utilizing our country’s advantages in the currently unstable global economic environment.

Forget Politics: What Russia and the EU need is a shared economic space

March 18, 2008

Politics is threatening investment and the growth of trade between Russia and the EU, says Igor Yurgens of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepeneurs. He explains how Russia's policymakers are trying to tackle the barriers that stand in the way of a better business relationship with Europe