VNIILM: 80 years for the benefit of the forests!

Since childhood we hear : forest is our wealth. However few know what efforts, knowledge and means it takes to  make forest our real fortune. VNIILM  “a government right hand” in forest policy, science and practices was set up in 1934.


ALL-Russian Research Institute for Silviculture and Mechanization of Forestry (VNIILM)

Russian Research institute for Silviculture and Mechanization of Forestry (VNIILM) was founded in 1934 under the resolution of the USSR government of September 19, 1934.

VNIILM is a significant federal state institution leading in forestry provides scientific methodological impact on forest study and forest problem solutions in our country.

More than one generation of outstanding famous scientists and high quality forest experts in various areas worked on successful solutions of complex problems at the Institute. 2 members of the USSR Academy of Sciences, 6 members of the USSR Academy of Agricultural Sciences, 7 members of the RAEN, 5 honoured masters of science and engineering, 5 recipients of the State prize are among them. Research leaders of departments and creative teams have PhD and candidate of Science degrees.

Science development at our Institute is associated with the names of such outstanding researchers as A. Turin, A.Zhukov, K.Lositsky, A.Pobedinsky, A.Yablokov, VShumakov, A.Ilinsky, N.Moiseev, N.Anutchin, V,Zagreev, V,Tchuenkov, S.Dusha-Gudim, I.Maradudin, P.Voronkov, V.Suvorov to name a few.

The Institute comprises 8 research departments, 12 laboratories, 6 sectors: research coordination, standartization and post graduate course department, forest payment management and price monitoring center, forestry standartization information and reference center, forest radiology information analytical and research international center, international cooperation information management center: 4 branches – forest experiment stations (FES) – South European research FES, Central European FES, East European FES and Siberian FES. VNIILM total staff is 260 employees including 11 PhDs, 62 candidates of sciences, 17 officers have honorary titles of “Distinguished Forester of the Russian Federation”, “Distinguished Economist of the Russian Federation” and “Distinguished Engineer of the Russian Federation”.