GR School

Baikal Communications Group strengthens the professional competencies of specialists in the field of ESG и GR&Lobbying, offering various formats for enhancing the skills they have and acquiring new knowledge. The training is conducted both within the leading educational platforms and individually upon clients’ requests.



GR and Lobbying in Business and Nonprofit Sector

The first advanced GR training in Russia, based on the concept of “practitioners for practitioners”: among lecturers are officials of public and supranational authorities, relevant specialists of Russian and international companies from the real economy. The course has been successfully implemented in cooperation with the MGIMO School of Business and International Proficiency since 2018. The training aims at developing and improving the ability to represent and promote clients’ interests at the level of federal and regional governmental institutions, as well as at the international level, including supranational level EEU dimension. The training helps students to acquire the unique GR skills, essential and applicable in versatile segments. The training program has been successfully held 13 times.

The course is run two times per year. All the information, regarding the structure, program’s timeframes, mode of study, participatory terms and conditions, is available on the course website. The registration is currently open (the 13th and 14th courses): 18-23 November 2024 and 7-12 April 2025. 

Business management on ESG principles: from practitioners to practitioners

The advanced training course on ESG transformation is built on the “practice for practitioners” principle: the teachers are specialized practicing experts from various economic sectors. Since 2023, the course has been implemented jointly with the MGIMO School of Business and International Competencies. Students have the opportunity to immerse in the industry specifics of the integration and implementation of ESG approaches in leading companies in their field. The program also focuses on the specifics of the financial sector transformation in the context of ESG banking formation in Russia. As a result, students receive practical ESG integration and management tools that can be adapted in the context of their own business processes. The training program has been successfully held once.

Admission to the course is carried out twice a year. Information about the structure and duration of the program, about the conditions and form of training is available on the course website. The registration is currently open in 2024.

Master’s program “Public Law and building Interaction with Authorities (GR)”

Baikal Communications Group is a partner of Lomonosov Moscow State University in the creation and implementation of the Master’s program in Public Law and GR. The program has been implemented since 2024 by the Department of Constitutional and Municipal Law of the MSU Faculty of Law. Within this program, the company’s specialists conduct their course: “Fundamentals of GR-activity: history, theory, methodology, tools”.

Information about the Master’s program, conditions and form of study is available on the program’s website. Registration for training in the 2024-2025 academic year is open.

B-C-G x MGIMO Case Championship

Baikal Communications Group jointly with MGIMO Law Club annually holds the B-C-G x MGIMO Case Championship. The first event was successfully held in March-April 2024. The B-C-G x MGIMO Case Championship is a unique format in which participants solve normative tasks and model the implementation of GR and lobbying projects. Participation in the Case Championship allows students and postgraduates to develop and form personal skills and professional competencies, including the ability to conduct legal expertise, work in a team and present and promote their legislative position in a reasoned manner.

Information about the Case Championship, conditions and participation form is available on the event’s website.

Workshops and other programs

Baikal Communications Group develops customized training programs in GR, predicated on the specific features of a client’s industry. In addition to that, our team arranges reputation management workshops for representatives of political and public entities. Within the training’s preparation we aim to assess clients’ needs and arrange the best possible, practice-based learning process. 

Over the years “GR-school” jointly with the MGIMO School of Business and International Proficiency has already carried out workshops and training programs for 357 students, including officials of the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation, the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, Rosprirodnadzor of the Russian Federation, employees from the supranational government bodies of the EU and the EAEU (EC and EEC), civil servants of the regional administrations of Arkhangelsk, Irkutsk, Moscow, Rostov regions, the Republic of Dagestan and the Republic of Buryatia, Election Commission of the Sverdlovsk region and Kazakh officials from the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The training program has been also successfully arranged for the top management and management of such commercial companies and nonprofit organizations, as: ASI, ANO “Tsifrovaya ekonomika”, PJSC Sberbank, PJSC “Inter RAO”, Irkutsk Oil Company LLC, PJSC “MMC “Norilsk Nickel”, Rosneft Oil Company PJSC, LUKOIL PJSC, LUKOIL International Services B.V., Lukoil Overseas Egypt Ltd., Lukoil–Nizhnevolzhskneft LLC, Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd., Exxon Neftegaz Limited, PJSC Surgutneftegaz, UDS Neft LLC, PJSC “RussNeft”, Neftegazholding JSC, Gazprom International Limited LLC, Gazpromneft – GEO LLC, Gazprom Neft Shelf LLC, Gazpromneft – SM LLC, Gazpromneft – Technological Partnerships LLC, BASF LLC, Summa Group, SIBUR Holding, JSC “NPK “Himprominzhiniring” (Rosatom), Polyplastic Group, Uralchem JSC,“EVRAZ” LLC, JSC “RUSNANO”, Novostal-M LLC,“NLMK” PJSC, Polyus UK LLC, Polymetal UK JSC, SC “Russian Platinum” (LLC “Chernogorskaya GRK”), UC Rusal, JSC “MOEK” (“Moscow Integrated Power Company”), JSC “GT Energo”, Bashkir Electric Grid Company JSC, Energoprom Management JSC, FGANU Research Institute “Spetsvuzavtomatika”, Kursk Electrical Equipment Plant JSC, LLC “Aeromax” (AFK “Sistema”), JSC “PF “SKB Kontur”, RT-Business Development LLC (Rostec), Innotech Holding, Vostok-Service Speccomplect JSC, Russian Railways JSC, Aeroflot PJSC, Kaspi Bank (Kazakhstan), Promsvyazbank PJSC, PJSC Bank Zenit, Yandex, (ru) LLC, Delivery Club, Headhunter LLC, Citymobil LLC, CarPrice, Medtronic PLC, Samara Plant of Medical Devices LLC, “Stentex” LLC, Siemens Healthineers,“Geropharm” LLC, C.H. Boehringer Sohn AG & Ko. KG, Roche, Roche Diagnostics Rus LLC, PUCH RUS LLC, Ascensia Diabetes Care LLC, Johnson & Johnson, GEO-MED LLC, PTC Therapeutics, Baltika Breweries, PepsiCo (Russia), British American Tobacco, Amgen Inc., Novartis Pharma LLC, ASNA LLC, LLC “IIHR”, KPMG JSC, AB EPAM, Russian Export Center JSC, Mondeles Russia, JFood Kazakhstan, LLC “Biofoodtech”, LLC “Greinrus”, LLC “Greenfields-Logistics”, JSC “New Transportation Company”, JSC “Eurosib SPb-TS”, JSC “Thunder”, Association of Retail companies, ABI Product JSC, JSC “Nizhpharm”, Bank “VBRR” (JSC), JSC “USC”, JSC “Nevsky Plant”, FSUE “TsNIIchermet im. Bardina”, Abinsk Electric Steel Works Ltd, JSC “KAMA”, JSC “KONAR”, Digital Platforms LLC, Game Stream JLLC, ESforce Holding, Naumen Consulting LLC, BFT LLC, Kaspersky Lab JSC, InfoWatch, Technaxis, Navicon, Zecurion, online school Foxford, Skyeng, TikTok, Pravo Tech, LLC “”,Profilum LLC, Schneider Electric SE, PJSC “Uralkali”, JSC “Apatit”, JSC Firm August, Core.XP, Developer Group “INTECO”, PJSC “PIK-Specialized Homebuilder”, Japanese Developer Group “YUNIKA”, Utum-Invest LLC, Lenoblaizhk JSC, Samara Municipal Systems LLC, ABZ-1 Group of Companies, LLC “UK “TALAN”, LLC “Garantrestavproekt”, Association “ROSIZOL”, Coca-Cola HBC Russia, JSC “SPHERE”, “New Cloud Technologies” LLC, NTS Gradient LLC, Komservice LLC, ProfESCO LLC, Cybertape LLC, Instamart Service LLC, Instamart Technologies LLC, Irieltor LLC, Hire Now, IEC Holding LLC, Debt Collection Agency “EOS”,“The first self-regulatory organization of bookmakers”, LLC “Domain”, Law Firm “Civil Compensations”, branches of the All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization “Association of Lawyers of Russia” in the Republic of Tatarstan and the Nizhny Novgorod region, the Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of Tatarstan, charitable foundations “Galchonok” and “Butterfly Children”, Foundation for the Development of National Science, Technology and Medicine “Frontmed”, MBOO “Nochlezhka”, ANO “World without Borders”, Greenpeace (branch of the international NGO in Russia), NGO “Eurasian Dialogue”, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, “Branch Union for the Development of Social Nutrition”, “Russian Environmental Operator” PLC, the Delegation of German Economy in Central Asia, NAFI Research Centre, ANO “Dialog”, News Agency TASS, Federal Fund for Social and Economic Support national cinematography, the Eurasian Economic Commission and other organizations.

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