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La cathédrale Saint-Basil et la tour Spasskaya du Kremlin de Moscou et le coucher de soleil d'été avec des nuages colorés

Russia—as a great power, an emerging market and an energy heavyweight—is intriguing. Both Russia and the post-Soviet space tend to be somewhat volatile and impenetrable.

The Russia/NIS Center, however, casts light on this region. Created in 2004, it anticipates new developments, enriches public debate and empowers decision-making on issues related to Russia and the New Independent States (NIS).

The Center regularly publishes papers on a wide array of themes, from central issues (such as the interaction between foreign policy and energy policy) to topics that are more innovative in France such as the Russian government’s attitude to internet governance, and the competitiveness of Russian universities.

The Center’s digital collection Russie.Nei.Visions (set up in 2005 and available in Russian, English and French) has become an important resource. Its analyses are widely disseminated via social networks and our researchers have a strong presence in French and international media.

Since the Center’s fouding, Ifri has hosted several top political representatives and key economic players in the Russian/NIS space. Attendees at Ifri’s seminars and conferences, include former Ukrainian presidents V. Yushchenko and V. Yanukovych, former Georgian president M. Saakashvili and Russian Minister for Economic Development A. Ulyukayev.

The Center maintains a strong presence in the field, staying close to public authorities and multinational firms in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) area. It has also developed many partnerships with think tanks and research institutes in Europe, the United States, China, Japan and the post-Soviet space.

Tatiana KASTOUEVA-JEAN

Director of Ifri's Russia-NIS Center

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Maxime AUDINET

Research Fellow, Russia/NIS Center

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Florian VIDAL

Research Fellow, Russia/NIS Center

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Anne SOUIN

Project Officer, Russia/NIS Center

Pavel BAEV

Associate Research Fellow, Russia/NIS Center

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Marlène LARUELLE

Associate Research Fellow, Russia/NIS Center

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Bobo LO

Associate Research Fellow, Russia/NIS Center

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Julien NOCETTI

Associate Fellow, Russia/NIS Center

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31/03/2017

France’s current presidential campaign has created an unprecedented situation fuelled by revelations and a total absence of restraint, but it has not truly taken account of the disruptions of the last year: Brexit, the attempted coup in Turkey, the election of Donald Trump, the recapturing of...

01/03/2017

This paper analyses the phenomenon of “Kadyrovism” as a relatively coherent ideology which possesses its own internal logic and propaganda tools and which reflects the reality of Ramzan Kadyrov’s rule, based on submission to Vladimir Putin while also being marked by provocative acts directed...

18
Nov
2009
Wednesday 18 November 2009 to Friday 20 November 2009
from Wednesday 18 November 2009 23:00 to Friday 20 November 2009 23:00 - External Events

Tatiana Kastueva-Jean in the framework of the 996 Wilton Park Conference, 'Dialogue with Russia: Moving from a Resource Based to a Knowledge Based Economy', November 20th, 2009.

04
Jun
2009
Thursday 04 June 2009
at 00:00 - External Events

Thomas Gomart, in the framework of the session " EU-Russia Co-operation: Protect Investments, Avoid Protectionism" with Elvira Nabiullina (Minister of Economic Development of Russia), Catherine Ashton (European Commissioner for Trade), Tony Hayward (Group CEO, BP p.l.c),...

15
Sep
2008
Monday 15 September 2008
from 08:30 to 10:00 - Ifri Conferences

Breakfast debate with Ambassadeur Pierre Morel, special representative of the European Union for Central Asia, Oksana Antonenko, Senior Fellow, IISS (International Institute for Strategic Studies) and Didier Chaudet, Research Fellow, Russia...

15
May
2008
Thursday 15 May 2008
from 08:30 to 10:00 - Ifri Conferences

Breakfast-Debate with Natalya Narotchnitskaya, Duma Deputy, Researcher and author of Que reste-t-il de notre victoire? [What is Left of Our Victory?] (Paris, Editions des Syrtes, 2008), Georges Nivat, Rector of the International University of Lomonosov and...

17
Apr
2008
Thursday 17 April 2008
from 08:30 to 10:00 - Ifri Conferences

With Marshall Goldman, Davis Professor of Russian Economics, Associate Director of Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.
Chairman: Dr Thomas Gomart, Head of the Russia/NIS Center, Ifri

In March 2000, when Vladimir Putin came to power...



14
Jun
2007
Thursday 14 June 2007
from 18:00 to 19:30 - Ifri Conferences

Conference-debate with Nino Burzhanadze, President of the georgian Parliament.
Chairman: Thierry de Montbrial

In May 2006, Ifri welcomed Mikheil Saakashvili, President of Georgia who came to explain his strategy about euro-atlantic integration...