D. The Management of Social Transformations Program (MOST)

Under this program, a database and networks monitoring processes in countries undergoing deep social transformations have been created. Coordination of work on the MOST program in Russia is carried out by the Director of the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, RAS Academician V.A.Tishkov (member of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO).

Significance for Russia:
• Participation in international projects under the Program represents a direct interest in terms of attracting foreign techniques and tools to research the socio-economic processes in the former Soviet space (the problem of migration and social infrastructure of cities, the role of local authorities and administrative bodies in the formulation of social policy, struggle against poverty, etc..).