Status of Institute

IMEMO has been founded by the Russian Academy of Sciences. The Institute is a non-profit organization which acts within the Charter of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Principles of Activities

The mission of the Institute is the elaboration of a reliable analytical basis for political decision-making. The Institute cooperates with federal and regional government bodies, mass media, major public and private companies. In its research, IMEMO takes an independent and uncommitted position.

The Institute carries out fundamental and applied researches in the following areas:

  • teories of the world economy and international relations, new model of the global economic and political development;
  • long-term institutional and structural changes in the world economy and in the international labour division, role and place of Russia in these processes;
  • social factor and modern socio-political institutes in the world development;
  • globalization and regional integration, optimization of Russia partisipation in the international economic relations;
  • rends and prospects of innovation development as a major factor of the economic growth;
  • economic, political and social development of the overseas countries and regions;
  • formation and evolution of the system of international relations,  Russian role and place in it;
  • international security and Russian national security;
  • prevention and resolution of international conflicts, prevention of international terrorism;
  • long- and short-term forecasts of global development.

IMEMO also takes an active part in:

expert consulting on legislation, government policies, entrepreneurial strategies;

world market research;

consulting of Russian administrative and executive bodies;

organizing and holding conferences and workshops, carrying out international study projects, maintaining links with international and foreign research institutions.




Department of science and innovation

Head:  Cand. Sc.(Polit.) Danilin Ivan
+7 (499) 128-8973 | danilin.iv@imemo.ru

Department of Economic Theory

Head:  Cor. Member Dr. Sc. (Econ.) Afontsev Sergey
+7 (499) 120-8196 | afontsev@gmail.com

Center for Comparative Socio-Economic and Political Studies

Head:  Cor. Member Dr. Sc. (Polit.) Semenenko Irina
+7 (499) 128-1935 | semenenko@imemo.ru

Center for International Security

Head:  Acad. Dr. Sc. (Hist.) Arbatov Alexey
+7 (499) 120-7492 | arbatov@imemo.ru

Center for European Studies

Head:  Cor. Member Dr. Sc. (Econ.) Kuznetsov Alexey
+7 (499) 128-0991 | kuznetsov@imemo.ru

Center for North American Studies

Head:  Cand. Sc.(Polit.) Zhuravleva Viktoriya
+7 (499) 120-8326 | zhvika@imemo.ru

Center for Asia Pacific Studies

Head:  Acad. Dr. Sc. (Econ.) Mikheev Vasily
+7 (499) 120-6564 | mikheev@imemo.ru

Center for Energy Research

    Center for Development and Modernization Studies

    Head:  Dr. Sc. (Hist.) Khoros Vladimir
    +7 (499) 120-8232 | khoros@imemo.ru

    Center for Industrial and Investment Studies

    Head:  Dr. Sc. (Econ.) Kondratev Vladimir
    +7(499) 128-2657 | v.b.kondr@imemo.ru

    Center for Research in Transitional Economies

    Head:  Cand. of Science (Economics) Aukutsionek Sergey

    Center for Forecasting Studies

    Center for Situational Analysis

    Head:  Cand. Sc. (Hist.) Kobrinskaya Irina
    +7(499)128-7814 | psifoundation@imemo.ru

    Center for the Middle East Studies

    Head:  Dr. Sc. (Hist.) Zvyagel'skaya Irina

    Center for post-Soviet Studies

    Head:  Cand. Sc.(Polit.) Solovev Eduard
    +7 (499) 120-3211 | solovyev@imemo.ru

    Department of Global Economic Problems and Foreign Economic Policy

    Head:  Cand. of Science (Economics) Khudyakova Ludmila
    +7 (499) 120-4267 | l.khudyakova@imemo.ru

    Department of International Capital Markets

    Head:  Dr. Sc. (Econ.) Mirkin Yakov
    +7 (499) 120-4572 | yakov.mirkin@gmail.com

      Department of International Political Problems

      Head:  Cand. Sc. (Hist.) Kosolapov Nikolay
      +7 (499) 128-85-54 | kosolap@imemo.ru

      Department for European Political Studies

      Head:  Dr. Sc. (Polit.) Arbatova Nadezhda
      +7 (499) 120-4196 | arbatova@imemo.ru

      Section for Political Theory

      Head:  Cand. Sc.(Polit.) Solovev Eduard
      +7 (499) 120-3211 | solovyev@imemo.ru

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