Moscow Mathematical Journal
Moscow Mathematical Journal (MMJ) is one of the youngest among the leading mathematical journals in Russia. By leading we mean that MMJ is consistently among top six Russian mathematical journals by any formal or informal criterion. The journal was created by Yu. S. Ilyashenko and M. A. Tsfasman to mark the new millennium, the first volume being published in 2001. MMJ’s founding organization was the Independent University of Moscow (IUM). IUM is a small non-state university established in 1991 by a group of well-know mathematicians including V. I. Arnold, S. P. Novikov, Ya. G. Sinai, L. D. Faddeev. It is aimed primarily at preparing professional mathematicians. IUM was to a large extent a basis for creating the mathematical department at Higher School of Economics. (For more info on IUM see: http://ium. mccme.ru/.) The success of the journal is mostly due to the reputation of IUM, well known on the international scale and, more generally, to the reputation of the Moscow mathematical school.