Great attention was drawn to the discussion of the role and place of BRICS countries in reforming of the international monetary and financial system, as well as special aspects of the financial institutions created within the association – the New Development Bank and Contingent Reserve Arrangement. Besides, special discussion addressed issues on innovation and technology cooperation, health care, national and civilization identity of the BRICS countries, as well as information security within the block.

RISS was represented by the experts of the Center for Economic Studies I.О.Prokopenkova, Е.А.Semenova, N.N.Troshin, Е.А.Sharova and the Center for Euro-Atlantic and Defence Studies D.N.Buryh and А.S.Shishkov.