Participating institutions


ICSHES (Interdisciplinary Centre for Studies in History, Economy and Society, Moscow, Russia) was founded in 2004 with the aim to promote an interdisciplinary, comparative approach and a long-term perspective in the study of Russia, the Soviet Union and the newly independent countries of the former Soviet Union. In addition to its own projects the centre carries out research in co-operation with other national and international scholarly institutions as well as on commission from governmental, non-governmental, corporate, and private parties. Supportive activities include the organisation of conferences, workshops and seminars, serial publications, and development of web-resources.

IISH (International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, the Netherlands), established in 1935, is a leading institution in comparative social and economic history research and a pioneer in the collection and dissemination of historical statistics through “data-hubs”. Central to the mission of the International Institute of Social History are its vast collections of archives and data for the study of global labour and social history. Since 1979 the IISH has been an institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).

NES (New Economic School, Moscow, Russia) is a leading centre for the study of modern economics in Russia. Established in 1992, NES offers a two-year master program in economics, a professional development program in finance, and an undergraduate program jointly with the Higher School of Economics. The New Economic School conducts cutting edge research in economics, the results of which have been published in leading international journals.

The Dynasty Foundation (Moscow, Russia) is a non-profit foundation established in 2002 by Dmitry Zimin, president emeritus of Vimpelcom, Inc. (Beeline). The Dynasty Foundation seeks out talented scientists, scholars, and educators. It supports their ideas and projects in the natural and social sciences. The Foundation's priorities are the development of fundamental scientific research and education in Russia, the popularization of science and civic education. The Dynasty Foundation funded work on the Electronic Repository carried out in Russia.