Institute of Scientific Information for Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences (INION RAN) was established in 1969 as a successor to the Fundamental Library for Social Sciences of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR which was founded in 1918 as the Library of the Socialist Academy.

The history of INION is presented on a heritage page (

Main fields of INION’s scientific activity are:

INION’s director is Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Science in Economy, Alexey V. Kuznetsov ( 

INION RAN is famous in the Russian and international scholars’ communities for its publications: monographs and analytical reports, abstract collections, bibliographies, scientific journals and bulletins, as well as for its Fundamental research library and many digital bibliographic resources. In particular it should be mentioned:

INION’s structure

Research divisions:

Library and Information divisions: