The Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) is the National Member Organization (NMO) representing Russia’s membership of IIASA. It succeeded the founding member that was the Academy of Sciences of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) following the dissolution of the USSR in 1991.

Main areas of collaborations: 
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Developing novel methods and techniques in systems analysis to apply to research into global change

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Exploring the challenges and opportunities of Eurasian economic integration

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Identifying effective ways to manage Russia’s forests in a changing world

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Advancing our knowledge of the Arctic region

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Promoting global collaboration to improve the availability and usability of data

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Tackling air pollution and greenhouse gases in Russia


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Sunrise on a misty boreal forest

31 January 2022

Forest management increases climate benefits provided by boreal forests

The carbon stock in managed boreal forest landscapes is increasing, while it is relatively unchanged in less intensively utilized forests where carbon losses due to forest fires have instead been significant during 1990-2017, according to a new report by the International Boreal Forest Research Association (IBFRA).
Forest, mountains and lake in Russia

24 June 2021

Russian forests are crucial to global climate mitigation

Russia is the world’s largest forest country. Being home to more than a fifth of forests globally, the country’s forests and forestry have enormous potential to contribute to making a global impact in terms of climate mitigation. A new study by IIASA researchers, Russian experts, and other international colleagues have produced new estimates of biomass contained in Russian forests, confirming a substantial increase over the last few decades.



Systems analysis of patterns of COVID-19 spread in Europe and Russia


13 April 2021 Online and at The National University of Science and Technology

Systems Analysis in EurAsia

18 May 2021 IIASA at the International Conference “Risk Management in the Energy Sector 2021"

Risk Management in Energy Post-COVID-19