Institute of Situational Analysis and New Technologies (ISANT) was created in 1999. The Institute incorporated tree structures: Analysis and Media monitoring Centre, Centre for regional applied research and Sociological laboratory for the Association of Siberian and Far East cities. ISANT staff is highly skilled professionals in sociology, mathematics, political science, psychology, journalism. Besides conducting program research, ISANT affiliates support experts network that consists of more than 6,000 members. ISANT is the largest institute specializing in lobbying, regional elites research and building strategies for cooperation with them.