2017 – the year of the Environment and protected areas

The favorable interaction of living organisms and their communities between themselves and with the environment – ecology and protected areas will be dedicated to the year 2017 in Russia, according to the Decree of the President. Activities within the designated theme will be organized on two main areas: the development of the protected area system and the environment in General.


ALL-Russian Research Institute for Silviculture and Mechanization of Forestry (VNIILM)

Russian Research institute for Silviculture and Mechanization of Forestry (VNIILM) was founded in 1934 under the resolution of the USSR government of September 19, 1934.

VNIILM is a significant federal state institution leading in forestry provides scientific methodological impact on forest study and forest problem solutions in our country.

More than one generation of outstanding famous scientists and high quality forest experts in various areas worked on successful solutions of complex problems at the Institute. 2 members of the USSR Academy of Sciences, 6 members of the USSR Academy of Agricultural Sciences, 7 members of the RAEN, 5 honoured masters of science and engineering, 5 recipients of the State prize are among them. Research leaders of departments and creative teams have PhD and candidate of Science degrees.

Science development at our Institute is associated with the names of such outstanding researchers as A. Turin, A.Zhukov, K.Lositsky, A.Pobedinsky, A.Yablokov, VShumakov, A.Ilinsky, N.Moiseev, N.Anutchin, V,Zagreev, V,Tchuenkov, S.Dusha-Gudim, I.Maradudin, P.Voronkov, V.Suvorov to name a few.

The Institute comprises 8 research departments, 12 laboratories, 6 sectors: research coordination, standartization and post graduate course department, forest payment management and price monitoring center, forestry standartization information and reference center, forest radiology information analytical and research international center, international cooperation information management center: 4 branches – forest experiment stations (FES) – South European research FES, Central European FES, East European FES and Siberian FES. VNIILM total staff is 260 employees including 11 PhDs, 62 candidates of sciences, 17 officers have honorary titles of “Distinguished Forester of the Russian Federation”, “Distinguished Economist of the Russian Federation” and “Distinguished Engineer of the Russian Federation”.


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