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


The Real Agenda: The Putin Doctrine

October 19, 2012


Evgeny Gontmakher, a member of the Management Board of the Institute of Contemporary Development, wrote an editorial commentary for the newspaper Vedomosti published on October 19, 2012.

The doctrine that has formed in Putin's mind can be read if a number of significant events are analyzed.

Quite recently, it was commonly accepted among critics of Vladimir Putin that he was a very skilled tactician, but not much of a strategist. We might recall, for example:

- The sad fate of the "Gref program" commissioned by him;

Can Economic Growth Be Socially Inclusive and Environmentally Sustainable?

August 17, 2012

On August 17, Igor Yurgens participated in the Trilogue Salzburg 2012. This forum brings together political and corporate decision-makers, social entrepreneurs and visionaries, and leading think tank representatives from around the world.

The Trilogue Salzburg has been jointly organized since 2007 by the Bertelsmann Foundation and the Austrian Ministry for European and International Affairs.

Igor Yurgens: We Need a Party of Liberal-Statists

August 10, 2012


A correspondent from the weekly Rossiyskie Vesti spoke with Chairman of the Management Board of the Institute of Contemporary Development Igor Yurgens about the current political situation in the country and how it might develop as well as about Russia’s foreign policy.


— We last met long before the presidential elections, before the nomination of a candidate by United Russia. The people have spoken and a new political reality has emerged. Characterize, if you could, the current situation in the country.


Russia and EU: Strategic partnership at a crossroads

July 13, 2012

The European vector of Russia’s foreign policy has been one of the most intensive, most problematic and most promising. And it seems reasonable to assume that this will remain so for the foreseeable future.

The Institute of Contemporary Development presented in July the results of a study of the main areas of Russia-EU (Moscow-Brussels) relations for the past decade. The study, authored INSOR’s Director for International Development Sergei Kulik, is a sort of reference book, including general overviews, forecasts and recommendations.

A copy of the report in Russian is available here.


Baltic Forum Convenes in Jurmala

May 28, 2012

The Baltic Forum, an international nongovernmental organization, held its annual conference in Latvia on May 25-26. The event was organized in cooperation with Institute of Contemporary Development, a partner of the Baltic Forum.


The conference was dedicated to pressing and complex issues on the global agenda, in particular, questions related to instability in the Middle East, the impact of internal political changes in a number of key states on the development of international security dialog and responses to economic challenges, the impact of the Eurozone crisis on the situation globally and regionally and on relations with Russia and its Asian partners, in particular.


To the NATO Summit

May 17, 2012


Improving Financial Literacy in Russia: How Can a National Strategy Be Developed?

April 13, 2012

The Institute of Contemporary Development hosted a roundtable titled Improving Financial Literacy in Russia: How Can a National Strategy Be Developed? The event was organized by Russian National Association of Securities Market Participants (NAUFOR), the Committee for the Development of Pension Systems and Social Insurance of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, and Econometric Unit VEDI.

Experts Consider New Options for Electing Senators to the Federation Council

April 11, 2012

On April 10 the Federation Council hosted a roundtable lead by Nikolai Fedorov, Chairman of the Committee for Constitutional Legislation, Judicial and Legal Issues. The theme of the roundtable was “Prospects for a New Procedure for Forming the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.”

Delegation from the Center for the National Interest Visits INSOR

April 9, 2012

The Institute of Contemporary Development hosted a meeting with a delegation from the Center for the National Interest, a US think tank that is allied with the Republican Party. The delegation was led by Dmitri Simes and the discussion focused on Russian-American relations following the presidential elections in Russia as well as how the situation is developing in both countries.

Participants on the American side included retired US Air Force General and former Deputy NATO Commander Charles Boyd; Stephen Rademaker, former US Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation; and, Bruce Hoffman, Director of the Center for Peace and Security Studies at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service

INSOR Reviews Results of First Four Years of Work

March 20, 2012

The Institute of Contemporary Development was established four years ago in March 2008, when the newly elected Russian President Dmitry Medvedev became chairman of the think tank’s Board of Trustees. A special meeting was held at INSOR on March 20 to review the results of the organization’s efforts.