INSOR Russia: Institute of Contemporary Development
Updated June 28, 2019

Events

Application of International Ratings: Issues and Opportunities

May 14, 2009

On May 14 the Institute of Contemporary Development held an expert discussion entitled “Application of International Ratings: Issues and Opportunities”.

The event was attended by leading experts representing the Institute of Contemporary Development, the Higher School of Economics, Faculty of Economics of the Lomonosov Moscow State University, the Center of Analytical Programs “Expertise”, ECORYS-NEI.

The issues discussed included:

- How great is the information deficit in international ratings and indices? What are the consequences of the lack of attention to international ratings and indices? How important is their application for troubleshooting and selection of the optimal legislative measures?

IT Directors Discuss Possibilities of Free Software in Russia

April 29, 2009

The Institute of Contemporary Development held a seminar entitled: “Freeware in Russia: Reality and Future. Development of a Standpoint for the IT Directors’ Community”.

The seminar was a joint initiative of the Union of IT Directors of Russia and the Institute of Contemporary Development. The seminar participants included deputies of the State Duma and IT directors of Apkit, Russoft, Microsoft, Alfa Group and Aeroflot, among others.

Roundtable on New Social Information Technologies and the Crisis

April 28, 2009

Social networks in Russia could become an effective tool for carrying the voice of the people to the government, participants to a round table organized by the Institute of Contemporary Development said.

Politicians, political scientists and businessmen brought together by the Moscow-based think-tank emphasized the importance of the Internet as a tool for both economic and political change.

“Social networks are becoming an important instrument for shaping public opinion and launching dialog between users and the government,” read the roundtables summary declaration approved at the meeting.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev Meets with INSOR Experts

April 14, 2009

Experts of the Institute of Contemporary Development met with the Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to discuss the situation on the labor market and measures to deal with unemployment. The discussion touched upon both short-term and long-term perspectives for the labor market.

The participants included Minister of Health and Social Development Tatyana Golikova, Minister of Economic Development Elvira Nabiullina, Adviser to the RF President Leonid Reiman and the leading Russia’s experts: Igor Yurgens, Andrei Blokhin, Aexander Budberg, Vladimir Gimpelson, Evgeny Gontmakher, Alexander Dynkin, Tatiana Maleva, Natalia Zubarevich and Alexander Oslon.

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.