INSOR Russia: Institute of Contemporary Development
Updated June 17, 2019


Russia in the Baltic Labyrinth

November 20, 2013

INSOR presents the abridged English version of the book “Russia in the Baltic Labyrinth” (in Russian), published in October 2013. The author, Dr. Sergey А. Kulik is a director for international development at the Institute of Contemporary Development.



Trilateral Commission Convenes European Meeting in Krakow

October 31, 2013

Chairman of the Management Board of the Institute of Contemporary Development Igor Yurgens took part in the European Conference of the Trilateral Commission in Krakow October 25-27. The Trilateral Commission is an international organization comprised of politicians, bankers, entrepreneurs and former statesmen of the ‘Greater West’ which has provided consultations to participating countries for over 40 years now.

15th International Conference of the Baltic Forum Held in Jurmala

October 27, 2013

The annual conference of the Baltic Forum was held October 25-26 in Jurmala, Latvia. The theme of this year’s gathering was “Transformations in Eurasia: the search for adequate responses to the challenges of our time.” Attention was focused on issues concerning the problems and prospects for cooperation from Lisbon to Vladivostok in such areas as:

  • International cooperation in strengthening Euro-Atlantic security;
  • A comprehensive approach to solving logistics tasks for the effective development of multimodal transport corridors
  • Energy cooperation between the EU and Russia and in Eurasia

Evgeny Gontmakher Speaks at Global Economic Symposium in Kiel

October 5, 2013

INSOR Management Board Member Evgeny Gontmakher took part in the Global Economic Symposium held in early October in Kiel, Germany, where he made a presentation on “Poverty and Social Inequalities in Russia Today.”

The Global Economic Symposium (GES) is an international platform for sharing opinions and developing recommendations on the modern challenges and threats facing the world, such as energy security, demographic policy and the impacts of climate change.

“Redefining success” was the overriding theme of this year’s forum, which brought together over 600 leading experts, political and public leaders to discuss issues concerning stability on financial markets, the economic situation in the Eurozone, situation in the Arab world, cybersecurity and more.

Council of Councils Convenes in Rome

September 11, 2013

INSOR’s Director for International Development Sergey Kulik took part in the regional Council of Council’s meeting in Rome September 8-10. The Council of Council’s is an informal platform for exchanging opinions among the top analytical centers of the world’s leading countries, mainly G20 members (with one organization representing each country). Russia is represented in the Council of Councils by the Institute of Contemporary Development.

Vladimir Putin Presides over Meeting of Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights

September 4, 2013

Chairman of the Management Board of the Institute of Contemporary Development Igor Yurgens took part in a meeting of the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights. Excerpts from meeting are available in English on the website of the Kremlin press service.

Conference Focuses on Security in the Asia-Pacific Region

June 3, 2013

Igor Yurgens, Chairman of the INSOR Management Board, took part in the Shangri-La Dialogue, which is dedicate to security issues concerning the Asia-Pacific Region. Organized by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), this is the 12th time that the conference has been held.

From May 31 to June 2, 2013, experts, government leaders, heads of defense and security establishments in Asia-Pacific states and their partners in Europe and America gathered in Singapore to discuss common approaches and specific issues of regional security. Russia was also represented at the forum by Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on International Affairs Mikhail Margelov and Deputy Minister of Defense Anatoly Antonov.

Igor Yurgens Attends 15th Baltic Development Forum

May 30, 2013

Chairman of the Management Board of the Institute of Contemporary Development Igor Yurgens took part in the 15th Baltic Development Forum in Riga on May 29-30.

Speaking during the plenary session Role Models and Realities in the Baltic Sea Region, Igor Yurgens summed up the results of the Russia’s outgoing presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (ending June 30, 2013).

Russian-German Discussion on the Development of the Middle Class

April 29, 2013

The Institute of Contemporary Development, German-Russian Forum, and Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration organized a conference on “The Middle Class: Historical and Sociological Issues” within the framework of Russian-German partnership in modernization under the foreign ministries of the two countries.

Experts Discuss Prospects for Petrochemical Clusters in Russia

April 25, 2013

A conference at the High Technology of ХХI–2013 Forum was devoted to the prospects for the development of oil and gas chemical clusters in the Russian Federation and the experience of member-countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. The conference was organized by the Institute of Contemporary Development and Institute of Energy and Finance with financial support from the Business Council of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.