The Institute of CIS Countries (Institute of Diaspora and Integration) was established on April 11, 1996 as an autonomous non-profit organization. The Institute is the only Russian scientific institution providing a comprehensive study of socio-political and economic processes in the post-Soviet space and the problems of Russian compatriots.
The cooperation agreement with the Institute of CIS countries was concluded in 2018. However, there had been interaction with the Institute earlier. Graduate students successfully underwent internships with the Institute on the basis of individual agreements, and the employees of the Institute actively participate in round tables, master classes and seminars at RUDN University.