The P. P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Russia’s oldest and largest center for oceanographic research. The Institute’s main subjects lie in the comprehensive study of the World Ocean and the Russian seas. This study is based on the idea of the entirety of the physical, chemical, biological and geological process that occur in our waters, which should lay the scientific foundations for forecasting climate changes, rationally using marine resources, and safeguarding environmental security in the interests of sustainable human development.

    The Baikal Institute of Nature Management of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. One of Siberia’s largest research centers on the ecology and rational resource management.

    The Limnological Institute of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. This research center performs the comprehensive interdisciplinary study of Lake Baikal and the other Siberian bodies of water. The main field of the Institute’s scientific research involves a subject called: Limnology: Mechanisms of Formation, Biodiversity and Evolution of Inland Bodies of Water and Rivers, their Recent State and Prognosis of Development.

    The Russian Geographic Society. One of Russia’s oldest public organization, the Society was established in 1845. The Society’s main objectives involve assisting the development of geography and related fields of science, promoting social science and scientific achievements, advancing the practical implementation of scientific results, and helping develop scientific creativity in geography and its allied fields of knowledge.

    Information partners

    Russia 1 Television. One of Russia’s two national television channels, Rossiya 1 spans almost the entire country. It is watched by 98.5 percent of the Russian population and enlists more than 50 million other viewers in the Commonwealth of the Independent states, the Baltic nations, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.

    Russia 24 Television. Russia’s leading 24-hour news channel.

    My Planet Television. A 24-hour Russian education channel devoted to travel, science, history and people.

    Komsomolskaya Pravda Newspaper. One of Russia’s oldest and most popular dailies.

    RIA Novosti, the Russian International News Agency. Russia’s leading multimedia news agency.

    The Radio Russia State Radio Broadcasting Company. Russia’s leading state radio station, providing the nation’s most powerful signal network. One of Russia’s leading news websites, received the 2010 Best Media award for business journalism.