Platform for Change (Part Three)

DOI: 10.20542/0131-2227-2023-67-7-127-138
P. Cherkasov,
Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences, 32, Leninskii Prosp., Moscow, 119334, Russian Federation;
Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO), 23, Profsoyuznaya Str., Moscow, 117997, Russian Federation.

Received 11.04.2022. Revised 13.10.2022. Accepted 21.04.2023.

Abstract. The article presents the professional “profiles” of the leading employees of IMEMO, whom Academician Alexander Dynkin considered to be his like-minded people, on whom he relied as the director of the Institute (2006–2016), and who he calls the “IMEMO patriots”. It is referred to the heads of the main centers, departments and sectors of IMEMO. Among those named by academician Dynkin is Nadezhda Arbatova, the Head of the Department of European Political Studies. She has long been widely recognized in the international scientific and expert community as one of the most authoritative experts on the problems of Russia’s relations with the European Union. The well-known Ella Kirichenko has been heading the Center for North American Studies at IMEMO for a long time. Victoria Zhuravleva is a recognized expert on the domestic political life of the United States. She has replaced Ella Kirichenko as the Head of the Center for North American Studies. Lyudmila Khudyakova is the Head of the Department of Global Economic Problems and Foreign Economic Policy. Under her guidance, a number of important projects on the role of financial markets in the development of the world economy with regard to Russia’s economic interests were implemented. Stanislav Zhukov is an authoritative Russian orientalist whose works have received international recognition. He had headed the Center for Energy Research at IMEMO, and later moved to the position of Deputy Director of the Institute. Vitaly Shvydko and Sergey Lukonin are among Russia’s best experts on Japan and China. Both of them are also studying the problems of the Asia-Pacific region. Irina Krobrinskakya is the Director of the IMEMO Center for Situational Analysis. Givi Machavariani is a unique specialist who has made a significant contribution to the development of forecasting research methodology, to the creation of a database and an integral system for the world economy forecasting. Eduard Solov’ev is the Head of the Center for Post-Soviet Studies. His professional interests include the analysis of contemporary parties and ideologies, the political life of Russia and the United States, as well as the theory and practice of international relations. Tatyana Karlova is the Scientific Secretary of IMEMO, the organizer and coordinator of all the current work of the Institute. Nataliya Kirsanova is the Deputy Director of the Institute, who has been regulating the financial activities of IMEMO for many years. Evgeniya Klyueva is the Head of the Department of Information Support for Scientific Research at IMEMO. She manages the work of the Institute’s website, which has become a source of up-to-date information reflecting all aspects of IMEMO’s activities. All these highly qualified specialists continue to play an important role at IMEMO.

Keywords: IMEMO, Arbatova, Kirichenko, Zhuravleva, Khudyakova, Shvydko, Lukonin, Kobrinskaya, Machavariani, Solov’ev, Karlova, Kirsanova, Klyueva


1. Personal file of Arbatova N. K. Archives of IMEMO. (In Russ.)

2. Personal file of Kirichenko E. V. Archives of IMEMO. (In Russ.)

3. Personal file of Zhuravleva V.Yu. Archives of IMEMO. (In Russ.)

4. Personal file of Zhukov S. V. Archives of IMEMO. (In Russ.)

5. Personal file of Shvydko V. G. Archives of IMEMO. (In Russ.)

6. Personal file of Lukonin S. A. Archives of IMEMO. (In Russ.)

7. Personal file of Kobrinskaya I.Ya. Archives of IMEMO. (In Russ.)

8. Personal file of Machavariani G. I. Archives of IMEMO. (In Russ.)

9. Personal file of Soloviov E. G. Archives of IMEMO. (In Russ.)

10. Personal file of Karlova T. A. Archives of IMEMO. (In Russ.)

11. Personal file of Kirsanova N. V. Archives of IMEMO. (In Russ.)

12. Personal file of Klyueva E. A. Archives of IMEMO. (In Russ.)

For citation:
Cherkasov P. Platform for Change (Part Three). World Eonomy and International Relations, 2023, vol. 67, no. 7, pp. 127-138. EDN: IUHRAG

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