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


Russia-EU: The Modernization Agenda

May 31, 2011

The Institute of Contemporary Development hosted a seminar on Russia-EU: The Modernization Agenda. The event was jointly organized by INSOR, the EU-Russia Industrial Roundtable (IRT) and the Europe-Russia Dialog Forum (headquartered in Vienna). The later was organized at the initiative of INSOR, IRT and former Austrian Federal Chancellor Wolfgang Schuessel for the discussion of topical and prospective issues related to cooperation and the development of proposals for the leadership of Russia, the European Union and its member states aimed at the development and strengthening of cooperation between Russia and the European Union.

Preparatory Meeting for Global Policy Forum Held in Riga

May 27, 2011

The preparatory meeting of the Global Security and Local Conflicts section of the Global Policy Forum (to be held September 7-8, 2011 in Yaroslavl) took place at the House of Blackheads in Riga on May 27. More than 200 guests and experts participated in the preparatory meeting.

State and Business Representatives Meet for Roundtable on Criminal Law

May 25, 2011

A roundtable of government officials and representatives of the business community was held at the Alexander House in Moscow on May 25. Participants included members of the presidential administration, State Duma deputies, politicians, entrepreneurs from not only big business but small and mid-sized enterprises as well, and members of the expert community.

The panelists discussed issues related to a new state criminal law policy in the economic sphere, among them:

Attaining the Future: Strategy 2012 Presented in Brussels

May 19, 2011

Members of INSOR's Management Board where in Brussels on May 4 for a presentation of the institute's report Attaining the Future: Strategy 2012 at the initiative of the Moscow and Brussels offices of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation. The presentation took place in the form of a roundtable discussion with the participation of deputies from the European Parliament, representatives of research centers focusing on Russia-EU relations as well as representatives of European foundations. Among the participants from the Russian side was Vladimir Chizhov, Russia’s representative to the European Union and NATO.

INSOR Conference Generates Further Public Discussion and Feedback on 2012 Strategy Report

May 18, 2011

The Institute of Contemporary Development held a conference called Attaining the Future: Dialogues, the main focus of which was the institute’s report Attaining the Future: Strategy 2012. The event entailed both 'big picture' and detailed commentary on the report, which has been actively discussed in the media for nearly two months now.

INSOR Conference Focuses on Role of Oil & Gas Sector in Raising Effectiveness of Resource Use in Russian Economy

May 17, 2011

On May 17 the Institute of Contemporary Development held a conference on the Role of the Oil & Gas Sector in Raising the Effectiveness of Resource Use in the Russian Economy.

Participants of the event included director of the Department of Oil and Gas Refining of the Ministry of Energy  Pyotr Degtyarev, director of the Institute of Oil and Gas Problems Anatoly Dmitrievsky, director of the Topchiev Institute of Petrochemical Synthesis Salambek Khadzhiev, President of the Russian Chemists Union Victor Ivanov, and many other respected experts and academics in the oil and gas and petrochemical sector as well as directors of Russian and international companies.

INSOR Chairman Speaks at Asia-Europe Foundation Seminar

April 28, 2011

Asia-Europe Foundation hosted the seminar, “Russia in the Next Decade and Cooperation with Asia” with the keynote speech given by Igor Yurgens, Management Board Chairman of the Institute of Contemporary Development. Igor Yurgens shared his insights on the current thinking of influential policy makers in Russia. “Russians today crave stability…the nation is tired; it has lost its soul a little bit,” he said.

International Conference on Climate Policy Held at INSOR

April 21, 2011

The Institute of Contemporary Development held an international conference on Market Mechanisms for Climate Policy. The main objective of the conference was to discuss trends in the development of national and international systems of carbon emission trade, prospects for the development and conjoining of such systems in Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine and the organizational and economic problems related to the participation of CIS airlines in the European Trading System.

The conference included the following thematic sections:

INSOR Management Board Meets

April 20, 2011

An expanded meeting of the Management Board of the Institute of Contemporary Development was held on April 20. The agenda focused on a review of INSOR’s work in 2010 and discussion of the organization's focus areas in 2011. In 2010 INSOR held over 100 events of various scale and level – conferences, forums, roundtable discussions, seminars and expert meetings with leading Russian and foreign experts.

INSOR acted as the co-organizer of a number of major forums, such as the World Policy Forum in Yaroslavl under the auspices of the President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev, the Tver Social-Economic Forum “Information Society”, a joint conference with colleagues from Latvia and presentation of the Yaroslavl forum in Riga, among others.

Roundtable on Modernization of Criminal Law in the Economic Sphere Held at INSOR

April 18, 2011

As a part of the Week of Russian Business – 2011, the Institute of Contemporary Development held the roundtable Modernization of Criminal Law in the Economic Sphere: Prospects for Decreasing Coercive Pressure on Business.

During the event, the discussion focused on opportunities for truly reducing criminal repression of business activities through changes in legislation.

The key topics of discussion were: