About the IKF — The International N. D. Kondratieff Foundation
The International N.D. Kondratyev Foundation was founded on March 19, 1992. The decision to set up the Foundationwas raised at the International conference devoted to the 100 birth anniversary of an outstanding Russian scholar N. Kondratieff. At the constituent meeting of the Foundation which took place in the Academy of National Economy under the RF Government, the Charter of the Foundation was approved. Also the participants of the meeting selected Academician L.I.Abalkin to be the president of the Foundation, Academician A.A.Nikonov, Academician of RANS Yu.V.Yakovets and Prof. Yakob Van Dein (Netherlands) took the positions of vice-presidents. The following well-known academicians became the Council members of the Foundation: E.N.Kondratieva (daughter of N.D.Kondratyev), A.G. Aganbegian, A.G. Granberg, N.P. Laverov, S.S.Shatalin and some others. In 1999 the Foundation was re-registered as a scientific-social institution with the aim of assisting to studying and advocating of N.D.Kondratieff’s scientific heritage. The name and the logo of the Foundation in the official form has been kept unchanged.
The position of the Foundation is until now kept by academician L.Abalkin. The vice-presidents are: academician of RANS Yu. Yakovets, corr.- member of RAS R. Yanovskiy, academician of RANS G. Pallavicini (Italy) and corr.-member of RAS R. Grinberg. Director of the Foundation is corr.-member of RANS V.Bondarenko. Some known Russian and foreign scholars have become the members of the Council of the Foundation.
The basic directions of activity:
Carrying out International conferences, symposiums, Kondratieff readings;
Interdisciplinary researches performed on the orders of the state organizations, on RFFR and RGSF grants and initiative researches made according to the plans of the Foundation itself;
Conducting jointly with the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences International competitions for N.D.Kondratieff gold, silver and bronze medals for contributions to development of social sciences, and commemorative N.Kondratieff medal to young scientists;
Publication of books, proceedings of conferences and Kondratieff readings.