CESSI - Institute for Comparative Social Research

Moscow, Russian Federation

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B.Dmitrovka 20/5
107031 Moscow
Russian Federation
Phone: +7-495-6506892
Fax: +7-495-6505571

CESSI is one of the leading full services public opinion and marketing research company in Russia and post Soviet countries. We specialize in the provision of field research (PAPI, CAPI, CATI, CAWI) and qualitative surveys, data analysis and survey design (sampling, translation, data processing).

Founded 1989
Employees 45
Interviewers 1400

Company type:

  • Data Collection / Field Services
  • Full Service Market Research Agency
  • International Market Research Services

Independent company

Professional Associations:

  • WAPOR - World Association for Public Opinion Research, AAPOR, ESRA

CESSI (Institute for comparative social research) is leading marketing, public opinion and survey research organization in post Soviet region. We work in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Kazakhstan, other Central Asia and Transcaucasian countries. With extensive network of well-trained and experienced interviewers in all these countries, CESSI offers field services in different survey modes (PAPI, CAPI, CATI, CAWI) and different samples (general population - national, regional, municipal samples, special groups of population – customers, stakeholders, government, media, business clients and providers, in hall testing). Our qualitative department offers the expertise in conducting focus-groups, IDIs, on-line focus groups, online and offline diaries, ethnographic surveys relying on high quality facilities in Moscow, St.-Petersburg, Kyiv and over places, providing high quality online streaming and simultaneous translations into different languages, effective recruiting and professional moderators. CESSI is a team of professionals working in the research field for more than 25 years with good knowledge of the region, high professional skills and innovative approach to surveys. Our services include questionnaire design for online and offline surveys, translations and linguistic verification into different languages of post Soviet region, data processing and analysis, programming and supporting web-based surveys, management of cross-national surveys.

Research specializations

Market Sectors

  • Advertising / Public Relations
  • Automotive
  • Healthcare / Pharmaceutical
  • New Products
  • Public Sector / Government

Research Solutions

  • Business-to-business
  • Consumer Research
  • Image Studies
  • Public Opinion / Political
  • Opinion Polling

Research Services

  • Data Collection / Field Services
  • Field Department - Independent
  • Qualitative
  • Focus groups
  • Quantitative
  • CATI
  • Online
  • PAPI

Research conducted in


  • Europe (Central/Eastern)


  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Georgia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Moldova, Republic of
  • Russian Federation
  • Tajikistan
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan

Key people

Dr. Anna Andreenkova
Vice Director

Dr. Anna Andreenkova

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