The Russian Society for the Study of Canada (RSSC) was founded in September 1989 on the initiative of the us and canadian Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences. Moscow Canadians became part of the Soviet Association for the study of Canada (saik). The first President was elected academician G. A. Arbatov, founder and Director of the Institute, which in 1972 was allocated to canadian studies in particular to the work of the Institute. In 1992, the saicc was transformed into The Russian Association for the study of Canada (RASC). In 2002. According to the state registration, RAIC has received its modern name — the Russian society for the study of Canada (RSSC).
Today, RSSC is a non-profit partnership, the objectives of which are::
– to promote the study, teaching, research and publication of the economic, political, historical, social, ethnic and cultural life of Canada;
– promoting the dissemination of information on major events in Canada and its achievements in various fields;
– promoting the development of comprehensive ties between the Russian Federation and Canada.
RSSC brings together and directs canadian studies in Russia and since 1992 is a member of the international Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS), which coordinates canadian research worldwide. RSSC is also a member of the European society for the study of Canada.


The RSSC operates under the auspices of the us and canadian Institutes. ROIK in conjunction with the Institute cooperates with many regional universities, which are canadian studies: St. Petersburg state University; Saint-Petersburg state economic University; St. Petersburg European University; Saint Petersburg state polar Academy; Volgograd state University; Voronezh state University; the Academy of social education (Kazan); Saratov state University; Magnitogorsk state University; Pomor state University; far Eastern Federal University; North-Eastern Federal University named After M. K. Ammosov; Chelyabinsk state University; Institute of Economics and entrepreneurship of the national University of Economics; Buryat state University, etc., as well as with universities and research institutes of Moscow, such as: Institute of universal history of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Center “Moscow-Quebec” of the Russian state humanitarian University; Moscow state University; Higher school of Economics, etc.
RSSC cooperates with state structures of the Russian Federation, such as the state Duma, the Ministry of foreign Affairs, Rossotrudnichestvo, etc., whose employees regularly refer to the results of analytical studies of RSSC and ISKRAN.
Among the foreign partners are the leading universities and research centers of Canada, for example: University of Toronto, York University, University of Laval, University of Montreal, University of Alberta , as well as the Japanese University of Kobe, University of Ulster in Northern Ireland and many others.through participation in the international Council for canadian research, RSSC cooperates with canadian research centers in almost 150 countries.

Partners RSSC

International Council for canadian studies
The International Council for Canadian Studies
Le Conseil International d’études canadiennes
-Canadian business Association in Russia and Eurasia
The Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA)
L’association d’affaires Canada Russia Eurasie

Structure of RSSC

The management bodies of the RSSC are located on the basis of the Institute of the USA and Canada of the Russian Academy of Sciences, which is the largest center of canadian studies both in Russia and in the whole region of Central and Eastern Europe.
The Supreme body of the RSSC is the General meeting of the Partnership members held at least once every five years. The General Assembly elects the President and the Board to direct the activities of the RSSC. On the Board are the heads of representative offices and publications].

Membership in RSSC

According to the RSSC Charter, any citizen of Russia who shares the goals of the RSSC, pays membership and target fees and takes part in the activities of the Society, which unites scientists, University teachers, journalists, businessmen, employees of state and public organizations, students and graduate students of various universities in its ranks, can become a MEMBER.
Rogov S. M. – Honorary President of the ROIK, Academician of RAS, scientific Director of the Institute, the Dean of the faculty of world politics of the state academic University for Humanities, doctor of historical Sciences, Professor;
Garbuzov V. N. – the official representative of the Institute in the Board of ROIK, Director of the Institute, Deputy Dean of the faculty of world politics of the state academic University for Humanities, doctor of historical Sciences, Professor;
Kuzmina T. R. – President ROIK, head of the Center of development and innovation, the Institute, leading researcher, associate Professor, faculty of world politics GOIGN, candidate of Philology.B.;
Akimov Yu. G. – head of St. Petersburg branch of RSSC, Professor of American studies Department, faculty of international relations, doctor of science;
V. G. Kholodnov-head of the Kazan branch of RSSC, associate Professor, head of the Department of state and legal disciplines of the Academy of social education, K. Yu.n.;
Isayeva E.-Professor of the Department of foreign regional studies and foreign policy of RSUH, Director of the Center for research, education and culture “Moscow-Quebec”, Ph. D. n.;
Komarov A. N. – Professor of the Department of General history of the faculty of archival history of the historical and archival Institute of RSUH, editor-in-chief of the Canadian Yearbook of RSSC;
M. A. nikitenkova-senior researcher and head Of the center for research and educational projects ISKRAN, chief editor of the electronic scientific journal “Russia and America in the XXI century”, Ph. D.;
Volodin D. A. – head. Department of Canada, the Institute, Ph. D.;
Ageeva I. A. – senior researcher, Institute of General history, RAS, center for the study of the cold war, Ph. D.;
To obtain an O. A. – independent researcher];
Demchuk A. L.-Deputy Dean, associate Professor of the Department of comparative political science of the faculty of political studies of Moscow state University. M. V. Lomonosov, K. philosopher.B.;
Israelyan E. V. – leading researcher of the ISCRAN, Ph. D.;
Komkova E. G. – head.canadian policy sector, doctor of Economics;
A. I. Kubyshkin-Professor of the Department of theory and methods of teaching arts and Humanities, Doctor of history;
Lomakin A. I. – research fellow of the Institute of geography of RAS, candidate of geography.B.;
Minkova K. V.-senior lecturer, Department of American studies, faculty of international relations, SPBU, Ph. D.;
Mukhitdinova R. E.-leading Advisor to the Ministry of industry and trade of the Republic of Tatarstan, Academy of social education (Kazan)
Nemova L. A. – head. sector economic problems, the Institute, candidate of economic Sciences;
I. M. nokhrin-Deputy Dean for scientific work, associate Professor of the Department of political Sciences and international relations, faculty of history and Philology, Chelyabinsk state University, Ph. D.;
Romanov K. S.-associate Professor of the faculty of foreign languages and regional studies of Moscow state University. M. V. Lomonosov, K. K.;
Khairullin R. Z.-Professor of the Department of linguistics and intercultural communication of ANO VO “RosNOU”, PhD;
Khoroshilov E. E. – senior researcher, the Institute, candidate of economic Sciences

Orlov O. O. – senior lecturer of the UC “Moscow-Quebec”, FGBOU VPO Russian state humanitarian University (RGGU).
Note: the list of RSSC members is not exhaustive, it is based on the data provided by the MEMBERS. The list will be updated when new information is received.

RSSC programmes

RSSC regularly organizes discussions and debates on canadian issues and regularly holds international conferences with broad participation of leading canadian scholars from abroad. Members of the Society annually participate in conferences, seminars and other scientific forums abroad.
RSSC helps its members to obtain targeted grants necessary for the preparation of scientific, dissertation and diploma works on canadian issues in the field of Humanities and social Sciences, as well as for the improvement of University courses in Canada.

RSSC is active in publishing activities.

The Canadian Yearbook has been published since 1997. Research articles on the Canadian problems, including history, politics, economy and culture of this country, are published on its pages. The authors of the publication are both Russian scientists and representatives of other countries. Articles of foreign authors are printed either in translation into Russian, or in the original in English or French. By 2018 there were 21 issues. The Yearbook is published under the auspices of the ROIK and the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

“Bulletin RSSC” – was published since 1994, was further transformed into “Problems of Canadian Studies in Russian and Foreign Studies.” Since 2007, the latest edition has been published regularly on an annual basis as a collection of “Russia and Canada: Economics, Politics, Multiculturalism” under the auspices of ISCRAN and RSSC.

Articles on the canal science topics are regularly published on the pages of ISKRAN magazine “USA and Canada: Economics – Politics – Culture” (published since 1999, until 1999 “USA – Economy, Politics, Ideology”) and the electronic journal ISKRAN “Russia and America in the XXI century “(published since 2006) [El.address magazine: http://www.rusus.ru]

All materials of conferences held under the auspices of the regional offices of the ROCC are published in separate editions, for example: “Materials of the Canadian Readings” in St. Petersburg.

All publications are published annually or biennially and distributed free of charge among the members of the Society. The Society also assists in the publication of books by Russian Canadians.

RSSC events (2016-2018)


April 2016 in St. Petersburg – Round table on Canadian education in cooperation with CEBRA;

Participation in the Francophonie Days;

May 2016 – participation in the annual conference of the International Council for Canadian Studies;

September 2016 in St. Petersburg – International Biennial Conference of RICC on Russian-Canadian Cooperation in the Arctic Regions. Issue of conference materials;

On October 6-7, 2016, the 12th International Biennial Conference “Russia and Canada: Economy, Politics, Multiculturalism” was held jointly with the Russian Society for the Study of Canada, with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and the participation of the Embassy of Canada in Russia.

November 2016 in St. Petersburg – annual meeting of the International Expert Council on Canadian Studies “Modern humanitarian challenges: the Russian-Canadian experience in solving”.

October 2016 in St. Petersburg – School of the young Canadian expert (under the auspices of the Center for North American Studies of SPbGU)

November 2016 in St. Petersburg – annual meeting of the International Expert Council on Canadian Research and Cooperation “Modern humanitarian challenges: the Russian-Canadian experience in solving”.


December 15-16, 2017 – the 14th International Conference “Russian-Canadian Relations: From Economics to Culture”, dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Federation and the 50th anniversary of ISCRAN

March – Center “Moscow-Quebec” – Day of Francophonie

April – St. Petersburg


February 12, 2018 – seminar with Sheridan College on the theme: “Study in Canada: permission to study”

March 21, 2018 – a round table, organized jointly with CERBA on the topic: “Russian-Canadian dialogue since 2014: the views of Russian experts”

May 2018 – Kazan

May 2018 – St. Petersburg

October 11-12, 2018 – 15th International Conference “Russian-Canadian Relations: From Economy to Culture”