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Anatoly G. Vishnevsky

April 1, 1935 – January 15, 2021
  • Tenured Professor
  • Distinguished Professor (2019)

Degrees and Academic Titles

  • 1992
    Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences
  • 1976
    Senior Research Fellow
  • 1967

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics

* Candidate of Sciences
According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, Candidate of Sciences belongs to ISCED level 8 - "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar. Candidate of Sciences allows its holders to reach the level of the Associate Professor.

Awards and Accomplishments

Best Teacher – 2020, 2015, 2012


Editorial board membership

  • 2014: Editor-in-chief, Демографическое обозрение.

  • 2001: Editor-in-chief, Демоскоп Weekly.

  • 1994: Member of the Editorial Council, SPERO. Социальная политика: экспертиза, рекомендации, обзоры.

  • 1994: Member of the Editorial Council, Вестник общественного мнения. Данные. Анализ. Дискуссии.

  • 1994: Member of the Editorial Council, Мир России.


  • 2013
    Второй Российский экономический конгресс (РЭК-2013) (Суздаль). Presentation: «Теория демографического перехода: попытка переосмысления»
  • Конференция Российского союза промышленников и предпринимателей (РСПП) «Создание рабочих мест, занятость, инвестиции в человеческий капитал: ответственность бизнеса и власти», проходившей в рамках Недели российского бизнеса-2013. (Москва). Presentation: «Принесла ли сюрпризы перепись населения?»
  • XI Всероссийская конференция «Ипотечное кредитование в России» (Москва). Presentation: «Демографические риски на рынке жилой недвижимости»
  • Национальная конференция по старению «От стареющего общества к обществу для всех возрастов – особенности России и стран СНГ» (Москва). Presentation: Вступительный доклад на пленарной сессии «Особенности демографического перехода и старения населения в странах СНГ»
  • ІІ Конгресс Социологической ассоциации Украины «Социология и общество: взаимодействие в условиях кризиса» (Харьков). Presentation: Пленарный доклад «Международные миграции – императив глобализованного мира».
  • Низкая рождаемость и низкая смертность: наблюдаемая реальность и образы будущего (Москва). Presentation: «Низкая рождаемость как глобальный императив»
  • Третий Швейцарско-Российский медицинский форум «Инвестиции в здоровое будущее нации и устойчивое демографическое развитие». Presentation: «Решение задач устойчивого демографического развития – предмет общей озабоченности и коллективной ответственности системы здравоохранения, науки и образования, бизнеса и гражданского общества»
  • Международная научно-практическая конференция «Социально-демографические сдвиги: факторы и перспективы» (Киев, Украина). Presentation: «Наблюдаемые демографические тенденции в свете демографической теории»
  • 2012
    Участие в экспертной встрече «Гомофобное законодательство в России: аргументы сторон» (Москва). Presentation: «Обзор демографической аргументации сторонников гомофобных законов»

A Contraceptive Revolution

How Abortion Rates Have Decreased in Russia

Lidia Prokofieva and Alexei Starobinsky Honored with French Academic Palm Award

Lead analyst at the HSE’s Institute of Social Policy Lidia Prokofieva and HSE Professor at the Faculty of Physics Alexei Starobinsky have been honored by the French government for their contribution to science and education.

Expert on Soviet Economic and Demographic History Speaks at HSE

On October 10, Stephen Wheatcroft, Professor of the School of Historical Studies at the University of Melbourne delivered a lecture on ‘The importance of the grain problem in the Russian Revolution and for the next 40 years of Soviet Economics' at HSE Moscow as part of a long and busy schedule. A participant at previous April Conferences at HSE, Professor Wheatcroft is one of the world’s foremost experts on Soviet social, economic and demographic history, as well as famine and food supply problems in modern world history.

More Effort Needed to Integrate Migrants

At a time when industrially developed countries are facing migration pressure, Russia needs to take a fresh look at immigration to assess its geopolitical benefits and prevent inherent social risks; a smart migrant integration policy can provide a solution.

Winter School of the Faculty of Social Sciences

On January 31st – February 3rd 2016, the Winter School of the Faculty of Social Sciences was held at the ‘Voronovo’ Learning Centre, HSE. During the event, potential master’s students took part in master classes, business cases and meetings with students and graduates of the faculty’s educational programmes.

Top 15. HSE's Most Interesting Research in 2015

Public misperceptions of inequality; Sanctions hit the best companies; How high is mortality in Russia?; How the type of university affects graduates' salaries; What national pride means; Muslims sharing a Protestant ethic; Economic inactivity among Russians; Russian travellers reluctant to book hotels online; The right to be forgotten; and Analysts can be wrong – these were the HSE's most interesting research papers in 2015, according to Opec.ru.

Anatoly Vishnevsky Wins Gaidar Prize

Director of the Institute of Demography, HSE, Tenured Professor Anatoly Vishnevsky was singled out for his outstanding contribution to Russian economic thought. The prize giving ceremony was in Moscow on 12th November.

Russian Demography is Full of Pitfalls

Russia’s current demographic dynamics seem to be positive. Life expectancy is growing, and the population is growing, not only by means of migration from other post-Soviet countries, but also by natural increase, even if it is not big yet. At the same time, researchers assess the near demographic future with moderate optimism, which is mostly due to the forming age structure of the population, said Anatoly Vishnevsky, Director of the HSE Institute of Demography, in his report.

Maternal Capital Leads to Births of 'Postponed' Babies

Federal and regional maternity benefits such as 'maternal capital', larger child allowances, and other measures introduced since 2007 to improve the country's demography have led to more births, but have not yet contributed to effective fertility rates in Russia. A paper by Sergey Zakharov and Thomas Freyka in the HSE's new Demographic Review journal examines Russia's reproductive trends over the past half-century in an attempt to make projections concerning the future effects of the country's demographic policies

Researching the Past in Order to Foresee the Future

During the conference Low Fertility and Low Mortality: Observable Reality and Visions of the Future, dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the HSE Institute of Demography, leading international researchers not only presented their reports, but also shared their impressions about their collaborations  with their Russian colleagues.

Cooperation with the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences

On March 13th, as part of the visit of a delegation from the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (France) (Ecole des autes études en sciences sociales, EHESS) to the HSE, a cooperation agreement was signed between the two universities.