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

Events

The Institute of Contemporary Development – Winner of the National Award “The Best Books and Publishing Houses – 2010”

March 12, 2010

The Institute of Contemporary Development became the winner of the National Award in the nomination “Economy” for its book “The Strategy of Russia’s Socio-Economic Development: Impact of the Crisis” (2 volumes).

Experts Discussion Modernization of Criminal Law

February 19, 2010

The Institute of Contemporary Development hosted a meeting of the Expert Working Group of the Counsel for Promoting Development of Civil Society Institutes and Human Rights. The counsel, set up by the President of the Russian Federation and the Higher School of Economics, has tasked the working group to develop a concept for modernizing legislation concerning laws on economic crimes.

In recent years the need has become apparent for developing new approaches to criminal and civil regulation of economic relations.

Many of the current fundamental principles of criminal law in Russia were borrowed from the Soviet legal system, which reflected the realities of the planned economy of that era and hinder the development of modern economic relations.

INSOR Publishes Annual Report

February 15, 2010

The Institute of Contemporary Development has published its Annual Report for 2009.

Roundtable on “Modernization of the Russian Economy: Input of European & Russian Businesses”

November 24, 2009

The Institute of Contemporary Development hosted a roundtable on “Modernization of the Russian Economy: Input of European & Russian Businesses”, organized jointly by INSOR and the Association of European Businesses.

Participants of the meeting included representatives of the Presidential Administration, State Duma, Ministry of Economic Development, Association of European Businesses, INSOR, as well as executives from such companies as Philips, Siemens, Alstom, East Capital, Rosnano, Deutsche Bank and EBRD, among others.

INSOR Hosts Roundtable on Non-Cash Retail Payment Market

November 10, 2009

On November 10, the Institute of Contemporary Development hosted the roundtable “Market for Non-Cash Retail Payments in Russia: Advantages and Development Prospects”. The discussion centered around a study presented by Mikhail Dmitriev.

Participants of the roundtable included State Duma deputies, representatives of the Ministry of Finance, Central Bank, Sberbank and the electronic payment systems VISA, MasterCard, American Express and members of the expert community.

INSOR Roundtable Addresses Proposed Retail Regulation Legislation

October 13, 2009

The Institute of Contemporary Development hosted a roundtable discussion on “Legislation on the State Regulation of Retail Activity in the Russian Federation – Positions, Risks and Prospects”.

The roundtable, organized by INSOR and the Ministry of Industry and Trade, was attended by trade experts, who sought to clarify proposals and amendments to draft legislation on this issue. Following the first reading of the legislation in the State Duma over 200 amendments have been introduced by various parties and regions.

Experts of INSOR and Club of Financial and Investment Market Players Discuss Financial Communications and Investor Relations

October 13, 2009

The Institute of Contemporary Development hosted a meeting of experts from INSOR and the Club of Financial and Investment Market Players dedicated to financial communications and investor relations in modern Russia.

The discussion focused on international standards for financial communications, new requirements for building investor relations considering the current economic climate, and increasing interest in Russia from international direct and venture investment funds as well as the new generation of Russian investors.

The Sixth Russo-Japanese Forum

October 3, 2009

The Sixth Forum was conducted under the support of Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and Japan and the administration of Irkutsk region. The project was coordinated by the Institute of Contemporary Development (Russia) and the International Interchanges Fund.
 
The forum participants received congratulatory messages from Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Japan's Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada and Chairman of the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembley of the Russian Federation Sergey Mironov.

Russia's Leaders Discuss Modern State and Global Security

September 18, 2009

The international conference “The Modern State and Global Security” was held on September 14 in Yaroslavl under the auspices of the President Dmitry Medvedev. The conference was organized by the Institute of Social Research (INOP), Institute of Contemporary Development and Yaroslavl Demidov State University.
 
The event was attended by over 500 representative of 18 countries. Among them were Spanish Prime Minister, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero and French Prime Minister Francois Fillon. President Medvedev made a speech.
 

INSOR Roundtable on “Corporate Governance in Crisis Conditions”

September 17, 2009

On September 17 the Institute of Contemporary Development hosted a roundtable discussion entitled “Corporate Governance in Crisis Conditions”.

General Director of the Bureau of Economic Analysis Andrei Shastitko presented the second issue of the “National Report on the Corporate Governance”, explained the reasons why analysis of certain issues was included in the report and identified five issues to be analyzed in the third issue:

1.Impact of the crisis on the condition and choice of the pattern of the corporate governance (CG) in Russia and abroad: options, trends and vectors