VCIOM (Russian Public Opinion Research Center) is the first and the largest polling firm in the Former Soviet Union (FSU). Established in 1987 it is most widely known polling company in Russia.
Since 2015, cooperation has been conducted in the field of organizing practices for students of the Department of Sociology of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of RUDN University. VTsIOM regularly holds competitions for the best bachelor / master's works, as well as competitions of works on various topics. Students annually take part in the Grushinsky conference (including as volunteers), organized by VTsIOM.