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


Structural Flaws in Russian Economy Are Key Causes of Russia’s Economic Crisis - INSOR Report

February 9, 2009

Russia’s economic crisis cannot be dismissed as “an infection” brought on by the West, according to an expert study issued today by the Institute of Contemporary Development (INSOR).

IT Experts Discuss Handling of Personal Data

February 6, 2009

The Institute of Contemporary Development held a seminar on information security, focusing on “Requirements and Application of Legislation on Personal Information”.
The discussion participants reviewed a new draft of the document “The role and place of information security and IT departments in a company: Recommendations on the creation of an information security department”.
Participants of the event included representatives of the State Duma, supporting staff of the Security Council, heads of federal agencies, IT directors, academics and experts of the Institute of Contemporary Development.

Analyzing the Development Strategy for the Russian Far East and the Trans-Baikal Region

January 26, 2009

The Institute of Contemporary Development organized the roundtable discussion on “The Far East and the Trans-Baikal Region – Development Strategy”.   In his opening remarks the Institute’s Chairman Igor Yurgens emphasized the importance of this discussion. In his view, the government’s development strategy for this region should be updated and revised in response to the global financial crisis.   The roundtable discussion included representatives from regional governments as well as federal agencies and experts on regional development.

Fate of Single-Industry Cities Discussed at INSOR

January 22, 2009

The Institute of Contemporary Development held a roundtable on “Single-Industry Cities During a Time of Crisis: Survival Strategy”.

Experts Discuss Impact of Crisis-Related Spending Reductions

January 20, 2009

The Institute of Contemporary Development held a roundtable discussion on “Spending Reductions During Crisis: Risks and Consequences”. The key issues under discussion included methods for optimizing personnel costs by keeping the core staff intact and ensuring they fulfill their basic responsibilities.
The roundtable discussion was organized by the National Bureau of Human Capital together with INSOR and the Free Social Sciences Platform Foundation.

The Economic Crisis in Russia and Proposed Anti-Crisis Measures

January 12, 2009

The Institute of Contemporary Development (INSOR) held an expert discussion on the latest developments of the economic crisis in Russia and proposed anti-crisis measures. The discussion was lead by INSOR Chairman Igor Yurgens and centered on a report prepared by Anna Belova, director for corporate development at SUEK.

Participants of the discussion included INSOR management board members Evgeny Gontmakher and Lev Yakobson, President of the Institute of Energy and Finance Leonid Grigoriev, General Director of the Bureau of Economic Analysis Andrei Shastiko, Deputy Director of the Interdepartmental Analytical Center Yuri Simachev and INSOR advisors Andrei Blokhin and Nikita Maslennikov, among others.

Economic Prognosis for Russia in 2009

December 19, 2008

The Institute of Contemporary Development held an experts discussion on “The Economic Prognosis for Russia in 2009”. The discussion was lead by the Institute’s advisor Andrei Blokhin.

INSOR Management Meets with Ambassadors to Russia

December 18, 2008

The Institute of Contemporary Development invited members of the foreign diplomatic community to the Institute’s office in Moscow for a presentation of the organization’s management and mission.
From the Institute participants included Management Chairman Igor Yurgens, member of the Board of Trustees Alexander Dynkin, Deputy Director of the Management Board Dmitry Milovantsev, Executive Secretary of the Management Board Vasily Lipitsky and directors of the Institute’s departments. 

Foreign Media Meet with INSOR Management

December 17, 2008

Representatives of foreign media working in Russia met with the management of Institute of Contemporary Development.  Management Chairman Igor Yurgens, members of the Management Board and department directors discussed the Institute’s mission, ongoing work and achievements over the past year with the journalists. 

INSOR Management Presents Review of 2008 Work and Accomplishments

December 16, 2008

Members of the Management Board of the Institute of Contemporary Development (INSOR) presented a report on the Institute’s work in 2008.  The report provides an overview of the Institute’s five primary focus areas: the resolution of vital socio-political and socio-economic problems; the implementation of high priority national projects; the development of information society; and, the pursuit of a foreign policy that best corresponds to the country’s long-term interest.