The crisis of 2008-2009 for Russia, resulted not only in considerable economic dounturn, which threw it back by three years, but also in the obvious destruction of the old economic model. Enormous financial resources spent within the framework of anti-crisis program failed to put the economy back on grouth track. Slow and unsustanable post-crisis recovery, problems in a nomber of sectors of the economy, which obviously became more acute, a conspicuous decrease in the investment activities, the threat of a long-term structural deficit in the federal budget and inconsistency of the balance of payments - this is by far not a complete list of problems the Russian authorities and the Russian society are facing.
The pocket data book contains main indicators characterizing S&T and innovation potential of the Russian Federation. The data book includes information of the Federal Service for State Statistics, Federal Service for Intellectual Property, Patents and Trademarks, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Eurostat, UNESCO, World Intellectual Property Organisation, national statis¬tical services of foreign countries, and results of own methodological and analytical studies of the HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge. In some cases, data for 2011 is preliminary.