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Award Ceremony of International Leontief Medal Laureates 2011 for Contribution to Economic Reforms

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"Economic Development and Stabilization" - a series of seminars in the cities of Russia, 1996

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Publication of research findings is one of the key areas of the Leontief Centre’s activities

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Anniversary Conference Dedicated to the 20th Year from the Beginning of the Economic Reforms and Prospects of Further Russia’s Development: "20 Years: the Results and Perspectives"

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Leontief Centre News

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XI All-Russian Forum of Strategic Planning Leaders (October 22-23, 2012, St Petersburg)

Closed Joint Stock Company “International Centre for Social and Economic Research “Leontief Centre” (CJSC ICSER “Leontief Centre”) was established in 1991 on the joint initiative of St. Petersburg-born well-known economist and Nobel Prize Winner Wassily Leontief and the Mayor of St. Petersburg Anatoly Sobchak in order to implement expert support for transition reforms in Russia, providing advisory and methodological assistance to regional and local authorities in developing socio-economic development programmes and effective mechanisms for strategic management. Currently Leontief Centre is an independent research and consulting organization.

In 2002 Resource Centre for Strategic Planning under Leontief Centre (RCSP) was established to foster the growth of professionalism in management of public processes in the cities and regions of Russia through promotion of best international standards of strategic planning quality and management, development of a cooperation network and partnership based on Leontief Centre.

In 2011 Leontief Centre Chair under St. Petersburg campus of the Higher School of Economics was established in order to improve the educational process of preparing students. Leontief Centre employees carry out the educational process of the Department.

On October 2015 Consortium Leontief Centre - AV Group was established for the joint work on the market of development of strategic documents for the cities and regions of Russia. It unites the experience of a team of professionals that has developed more than 1000 successful projects since 1991.

Main activities of the Leontief Centre:

  • organizing and conducting research on problems of regional and urban economies;
  • providing consulting support to federal, regional and municipal authorities in development of strategic plans, projects and socio-economic development programmes;
  • participation in implementation of projects and programmes of international research and financial organizations;
  • organization of scientific conferences, practical seminars, exhibitions;
  • organization of trainings, educational seminars and hands-on workshops;
  • publishing activities;
  • information technologies and telecommunications.

The following principles are at the core of the Leontief Centre’s philosophy:

  • openness to cooperation;
  • willingness to share its research findings;
  • emphasis on partnerships and networking.

Leontief Centre has made its best effort to:

  • focus on communities’ real economic and social needs;
  • stay ahead in terms of the subject areas and level of its research;
  • involve the best Russian and international experts;
  • remain independent and unbiased in its political beliefs;
  • defy stereotypes and wide-spread delusions.

The mission of Leontief Centre is to promote the best quality standards of socio-economic studies and consulting services that foster professional growth of public management in the cities and regions of Russia.


И.А.Карелина и Е.Г.Белова приняли участие в заседании Российского национального суб-комитета (Москва, Минэкономиразвития России)

Генеральный директор И.А.Карелина и ученый секретарь, начальник отдела развития Е.Г.Белова приняли участие в заседании Российского национального суб-комитета (Москва, Минэкономиразвития России). На заседании были рассмотрены 24 проектных заявки с российским участием 2-го этапа 2-ого раунда подачи проектных заявок программы «Интеррег. Регион Балтийского моря» на период 2014-2020 гг.». При обсуждении проектных заявок оценивались значимость ожидаемых результатов для развития регионов, соответствие стратегическим целя развития регионов и СЗФО, подготовленность российских партнёров к участию в конкретном проекте, учитывались предложенные секретариатом Программы оценочные коэффициенты качества заявок

И.А.Карелина, Е.Г.Белова, Б.С.Жихаревич и Е.Н.Четвергова приняли участие в заседании рабочей группы Общероссийского форума «Стратегическое планирование в регионах и городах России» (Москва, Минэкономразвития России)

Генеральный директор И.А.Карелина, директор Ресурсного центра по стратегическому планированию при Леонтьевском центре Б.С.Жихаревич, ученый секретарь, начальник отдела развития Е.Г.Белова и пресс-секретарь-начальник рекламно-издательского отдела Е.Н.Четвергова приняли участие в заседании рабочей группы Комиссии по организации Общероссийского форума «Стратегическое планирование в регионах и городах России» (Москва, Минэкономразвития России). На заседании были подтверждены даты проведения Форума – 23 и 24 октября 2017 года и обозначена тема – инструменты и ресурсы реализации. По сложившейся традиции Форум пройдет в Санкт-Петербурге.

Strategic Planning Forum 2017 Launched the Website

On the official website of XVI All-Russia Forum “Strategic Planning in the Regions and Cities of Russia: Implementation Tools and Resources” you can study the Programme Concept 2017, including a preliminary list of the round tables.

Elena Belova and Boris Zhikharevich Took Part in a Seminar-Dialogue "Towards Baltic 2030 - From Talk to Work"

The Secretary General of ICSER Leontief Centre, Head of Development Department Elena Belova and Director of the Resource Center for Strategic Planning under ICSER Leontief Centre Boris Zhikharevich took part in the seminar-dialogue "Towards Baltic 2030 - From Talk to Work" during the events program of the 14th Deutsche Woche in St. Petersburg at the Lecture Hall of Peter and Paul Fortress. Seminar Organizers: Council of the Baltic Sea States Secretariat in partnership with Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg jointly with Committee for Nature Use, Environmental Protection and Ecological Safety, ICSER Leontief Centre, St. Petersburg State Company "Mineral", Russian Geographical Society.

How to find us

ICSER Leontief Centre
25, 7th Krasnoarmeyskaya Street, St.Petersburg 190005, Russia
Business Centre "Partnerstvo"
phone: +7 (812) 314-41-19
fax: +7 (812) 570-38-14 


Russian National Sub-Committee


Association of Russian Economic Think-Tanks(ARETT)


XVI All-Russia Forum Strategic Planning in Regions and Cities of Russia (October 23-24, 2017, St. Petersburg)


Analytical Review «The Socio-Economic Situation in St. Petersburg»

This analytical overview is a bi-monthly edition brought to you by the Leontief Centre in Russian and in English since 1992.

Interdisciplinary Seminar «Economy and Society»


Form of seminar suggests key speech one or two presenters among leading Russians or foreign scientist, politicians, experts on topical issues theory and practice world economic and social develop, including Russia and Post-soviet countries, followed by discussion this problematic with audience 

Overview of key events and decisions of the European Union Regional Policy

The main objective of the reviews - tracking key events and decisions of the EU regional policy. 
Current review is prepared on the basis of the 5 web sites.