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

Events

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.
 

Crisis vs Stable Social Order

December 11, 2008

The Institute of Contemporary Development held an expert discussion on Crisis vs Stable Social Order: Social Risks and Ways to Manage Them.  The event was organized together with the Public Opinion Foundation, whose social survey served as a basis for discussion.

The discussion focused on the various aspects of the population’s perceptions of and concerns about the economic crisis, the sensitivities of different social groups, changes in key social indicators, and topical problems of the stability of social order in such conditions.  The experts considered how best to monitor social economic and political indicators as expressions of the crisis.

INSOR Presents Report on Development of Democracy in Russia

December 11, 2008

The Institute of Contemporary Development presented its analytical report “Democracy: Development of the Russian Model”.  Initial drafts of this report and were first discussed at the Institute in June, following which the comments and criticism of experts participating in the discussion were taken into consideration in drafting the final report.
 

How the Financial Crisis Is Impacting Russia’s Regions

November 28, 2008

The Institute of Contemporary Development hosted a roundtable discussion on “The Impact of the Financial Crisis on Russia’s Regions”.  INSOR’s expert community has been taking a long and close look at the global financial crisis and this discussion was led by Andrei Blokhin, an advisor to INSOR’s Social and Economic Development Department.  Mr. Blokhin noted that previous discussions have shown that despite the forecasts of economists and their warnings about changes ahead, for many this crisis turned out to be a big surprise.  Consequently, the response to the crisis has been chaotic.
 

Nutrition and School Food Are the Focus of Discussion at INSOR Roundtable

November 26, 2008

The Institute of Contemporary Development (INSOR) held a roundtable on “The School Food Industry: A business and a path to a healthy nation”. The discussion was led by INSOR Management Board Member and the head of the Center for Social Policy Evgeny Gontmakher.
 

Russia-US Relations: A New Agenda

November 25, 2008

The Institute of Contemporary Development held an expert discussion on “Russia-US Relations: A New Agenda”. A number of well-known Russian specialists participated in this event, which was moderated by INSOR Chairman Igor Yurgens.

During the discussion, it was decided that it would be topical and prudent to formulate constructive suggestions with regard to Russia-US relations in the form of a report that would be presented in early 2009.

Experts Consider Social and Political Consequences of Financial Crisis

November 24, 2008

The Institute of Contemporary Development has held a conference on “The Social and Political Consequences of the Financial Crisis for Russia”. The discussion was led by President of the Center for Political Technologies Igor Bunin.
 
The participants of the discussion included INSOR Chairman Igor Yurgens, members of INSOR’s Management Board Alexander Auzan and Evgeny Gontmakher, Director of the Center for Postindustrial Society Studies Vladislav Inozemtsev, head of socio-cultural studies department at Levada Center Alexey Levinson and other experts.