Expertise Partner
VCIOM (Russian Public Opinion Research Center)
Expertise Partner


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. VCIOM is especially known for its weekly nationwide representative opinion polls (Omnibus type of survey conducted face to face), daily telephone surveys and regular online studies. In 2017, the company launched its daily telephone-based survey project called ‘Sputnik’ (1600 respondents per day) and today VCIOM is the only company in the post-Soviet space which measures public opinion on the current issues in real-time mode (the data is collected every day).

VCIOM has membership in global and regional professional communities such as ESOMAR and OIROM (Russian Association for Market and Opinion Research) and owns 80% of the Mediascope Company’s stock (Mediascope is the leading audience research company in Russia). VCIOM is a cofounder of ‘Eurasian Monitor’ International Research Agency and of the Independent Institute of Social Policy (NISP) – due to this VCIOM is capable of conducting regular studies throughout all FSU countries (former Soviet republics).

Valery Fedorov - Director General, Ph.D. in Political Science