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

Events

Economic and Industrial Policy of Bavaria: Lessons for Russian Regions

April 9, 2009

The presentation of the book “Economic and Industrial Policy of Bavaria: Lessons for Russian Regions” took place at the Institute of Contemporary Development.

Discussion on North Caucasus: New Political Solutions and New Challenges

April 7, 2009

The Institute of Contemporary Development hosted the presentation of a report by the Center of Political Technologies named the Federal centre and the North Caucasus: New Political Decisions and New Challenges.

The report was presented by the center’s president, Igor Bunin, and the head of the department of regional research, Rostislav Turovsky.

“The North Caucasus remains one of the most problematic territories of Russia from the socio-economic as well as the political points of view, attracting increased attention of the federal authorities and requiring special approaches that would take account of its specific character,” said Bunin in his opening remarks.

INSOR Experts Present “Russia's Socio-Economic Development Strategy: The Influence of the Crisis”

April 6, 2009

The presentation of the book “Russia's Socio-Economic Development Strategy: The Influence of the Crisis” took place at the Institute of Contemporary Development. The presentation was led by the leading Russian economists: Igor Yurgens, Alexander Auzan, Evgeny Gontmakher, Leonid Grigoriev, Alexei Shastitko and Nikita Maslennikov. “The way in which the situation is developing, which we predicted in the last book, leads to circumstances in which the vector of modernization creates alliances and misalliances, a certain dichotomy in the political and economic tracks. Despite the fact that modernization is everyone’s shared slogan, there is a group of leaders, including people from inside the government itself, who speak about a mobilization type of modernization.

Ecology and the Economy: Development Priorities

March 31, 2009

The Institute of Contemporary Development (INSOR) held a roundtable on “Ecology and the Economy: Development Priorities”.

In his opening remarks Management Chairman Igor Yurgens noted the importance of discussing of environmental issues. He also stressed how vital it is to unite civil forces like INSOR and the Russian Public Chamber.

Business Representatives and Government Experts Focus on Electronics Industry

March 26, 2009

The Institute of Contemporary Development hosted the Third All-Russia Forum for Directors of Electronics Companies “New Electronics of Russia”.

Dmitry Severov, Deputy Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation pointed out to importance of the subject “New Electronics of Russia”, saying that the Russian school of engineering boasts unique solutions and developments. The forum participants gathered to understand what should be changed in regulations applicable to this industry. At the same time, they wanted to measure independence of the engineering sector, to study its competitive environment and to work out grounds of cooperation between the industry and the government.

Venture Capital and Seed Investment Critical for Development in Russia

March 12, 2009

The Institute of Contemporary Development has held a round table to discuss burning issues of venture and seed investment development in modern Russia. The participants stressed that engaging Russia on the path of innovative development was a fitting response to the challenges of modern global economy.

IPO Research Presented at INSOR Roundtable

March 5, 2009

The Institute of Contemporary Development hosted a roundtable on IPO in the CIS. Managers and analysts from the leading banks and investment groups, including Unicredit, Renaissance Capital, ING, Alfa Bank, Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank, discussed the report IPO Pioneers 4 released by The PBN Company. Following a catastrophic year on the stock market only 8 of 92 companies from Russia and the CIS that have gone public are now valued higher than at the time of placement. PBN’s research also pointed to 125 companies that could potentially hold IPOs if the market conditions improve.

While 2007 set a record for CIS placements and Russia was first in Europe in terms of funds attracted, in 2008 only 7 companies from the CIS went public and drew in a combined $1.7 billion.

INSOR Presents Research on Middle Class

March 3, 2009

The Institute of Contemporary Development (INSOR) organized a presentation of books “The Russian Middle Class Prior to and at the Peak of the Economic Upturn” and “The Russian Middle Class: Analysis of its Structure and Financial Behavior”. The key discussion point was whether the middle class is a victim of the crisis or whether it offers hope for the middle class’s future development.

Presidential Aide and INSOR Board of Trustees Member Leonid Reiman Presents Book “On the Path to a Digital Home”

February 25, 2009

INSOR hosted a presentation of the new book “On the Path to a Digital Home” by Leonid Reiman, and advisor to the Russian president and a member of INSOR’s Board of Trustees.

Experts Discuss Risk Controls for Stock Market

February 19, 2009

The Institute of Contemporary Development organized a roundtable on "Creation of a Compensation Fund for Unqualified Investors and Implementation of Risk-Oriented Control Over the Stock Market”.

The event was attended by Vladimir Milovidov, Head of the Federal Service for Financial Markets; Alexey Timofeev, Chairman of the Board of the National Association of the Members of Stock Markets (NAUFOR) and other high-rank officials, investors, brokers, financial analysts and stock market experts.