The journal "Expert" is a commercial project which is not receiving either grants or sponsor's fees, it creates relations with investors and creditors exclusively on market principles.
Journal publisher and founder is Close Joint Stock Company "The Journal Expert", its capital is divided between one of the largest media-holdings in Russia, "Profmedia" and CJSC "Expert Editorial Staff".
The journal "Expert" is produced by a team of professional economists and journalists having prolonged experience in leading research centers and the best business editions of the country. The first issue of "Expert" appeared in July 1995. All our knowledge and experience is aimed at assisting Russian companies in their development, to help them orientate in a complex world of modern economics and business.
In 1995 for the first time in our country "Expert" published investigation of a financial position of the largest Russian companies - rating "The Expert - 200. The largest Russian companies", which since then is annually renovated. The journal regularly publishes data obtained as result of other large investigations, performed by the journal, including a cycle of investment portraits of Russia regions, materials on modern management, market reviews of insurance and auditor services, investigation of consumer preferences of different social groups. Logical development of the journal policy for detection and analysis of potential growth of Russian economics became for the first time conducted in 2001 Contest of Russian Innovations, which attracted attention of public, authorities and business to possible development thanks to national science and high technologies, initiated broad discussion of a problem of formation of national innovation system summoned to create conditions for innovation commercialization.
"Expert" activates its presence in the regional markets. The journal became the founder and publisher of the weekly business journals "The Expert. Northwest" and "The Expert. Ural", highlighting economical, political and cultural life in these largest regions of Russia. In 2003 we plan to start the new edition in a region located along Volga.
The team of journalists and editors of the "Expert" has raised business periodicals in Russia to a new quality level. The precise analysis and the impartial assessment of economic events and social tendencies in Russia and all over the world allowed the "Expert" to acquire stable reputation not only as a source of news, but also to become a kind of a forum for discussion of national development strategy and economic future of our country.