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


INSOR Roundtable Examines Labor Migration and Necessity for Quotas

October 25, 2011

The Institute of Contemporary Development held a roundtable on Temporary Labor Migration – Should Quotas Be Preserved? The event was organized by the Migration XXI Century Foundation with support from the Institute of Contemporary Development.

Opening the discussion, INSOR Management Board Member Evgeny Gontmakher noted that the existing labor migration quota system in Russia is not working. “However, in society there is no consensus – are we really ready to accept immigrants into Russia?” he asked.

INSOR Hosts Live Electronics of Russia – 2011

October 13, 2011

The fifth electronics industry directors forum Live Electronics of Russia was held at the Institute of Contemporary Development. The event was organized by the Russian Association of Electronics Manufacturers and the Elektronika publishing house.

The central theme of the forum’s discussion program was modernization and Russia’s transition from a resource-based to an innovation-based development model. The main objectives of the forum were as follows:

- to demonstrate opportunities for the development of innovative entrepreneurship oriented toward the modern Russian and global electronics markets

- to present the achievements and potential of the most progressive Russian companies – developers and producers of electronics

Award-Winning Book on Latvia during the Pre-War Years Presented at Baltic International Academy

September 16, 2011

Blueprint for the Future: Latvia from 1934 to 1941, written by Chairman of the Harmony Centre party in Latvia Janis Urbanovics, INSOR Management Board Chairman Igor Yurgens and author Yuris Paiders, was presented at the Baltic International Academy in Riga. The book was published earlier in Latvian (Nākotnes melnraksti. Latvija 1934.-1941.) and it caused a number of debates and discussions.


Report on Modernization of Political System in North Caucasus Presented at INSOR

September 8, 2011

A press conference was held at the Institute of Contemporary Development dedicated to the results of research carried out by the Center for Political Technology on the theme ‘Modern Evolution of the Political System in the North Caucasus and Prospects for Modernization Processes’. The research, which was supported by a grant from Institute of Public Planning, entails a comprehensive analysis of social and political processes in the North Caucasus republics of Russia and prospects for the transformation of entrenched patterns and practices.

Global Policy Forum Concludes in Yaroslavl

September 8, 2011

Global Policy Forum:The Modern State in the Age of Social Diversity was held on September 7-8, 2011, in Yaroslavl. The organizers of Global Policy Forum are the Institute for Public Planning, Institute of Contemporary Development and Yaroslavl Demidov State University. President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev and President of Turkey Abdullah Gül delivered addresses on September 8, 2011 at the Global Policy Forum.

INSOR’s Report on CSTO Presented at Global Policy Forum

September 7, 2011

At the Global Policy Forum in Yaroslavl, INSOR Management Board Chairman Igor Yurgens presented the Institute’s report Collective Security Treaty Organization: Responsible Security.

A synopsis of the report in English can be viewed here.

The full Russian version can be downloaded here.

INSOR Hosts Investment Forum Innovation for Business

July 21, 2011

The Institute of Contemporary Development hosted the annual investment forum Innovation for Business, which was organized by Marchmont Capital Partners with support from the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce. Over the course of two days Russian and international business leaders as well as representatives of public and academic organizations discussed issues related to the development of the market for high technology in Russia, the commercialization of ideas and creation of innovation infrastructure.

Results of Youth Competition in Foresight Announced

July 5, 2011

The results of a foresight competition were announced on June 28 in Moscow. The organizers of the competition which was launched in November 2010 were Moscow State University of Technology and Management, Moscow Municipal Psychology and Sociology University, the Institute of Contemporary Development, the International Futures Research Academy and the All-Russian Znanie Society.

The competition had three categories in which individuals up to 35 years of age could compete: 1) Best application of foresight instruments, 2) Best commentary on foresight work, and 3) Best original use of foresight methods.

VIII Information Society Forum Held in Tver

July 5, 2011

The VIII Tver Social-Economic Forum “Information Society” was held June 30 – July 1, organized by the Association of Managers and the Institute of Contemporary Development. Expert support was provided by the Institute of the Information Society (IIS) and financial support was provided by the Executive Office of the President of the Russian Federation and the Administration of the Tver Region.

This forum is held each year and is traditionally dedicated to issues concerning the current situation in the information society and prospects for its development.

INSOR Head Speaks on Russia’s Modernization Outlook

June 29, 2011

Igor Yurgens, Management Board Chairman of the Institute for Contemporary Development, spoke on the prospects for Russian modernization at an EU-Russia Centre breakfast on 29 June. Yurgens said that all major players in Russia recognized the imperative of modernization. The debate was more about the speed and nature of modernization. There was a conservative camp emphasizing stability and a more progressive camp emphasizing reform.

Medvedev was convinced of the need for a comprehensive modernization covering all aspects of Russian society. Without political freedom it would be impossible to reform successfully.