The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) was founded by Presidential Decree on September 20, 2010. This foundation involved the merger of two previously existing academies: The Academy of National Economy (ANE), which was established in 1977, and the Russian Academy of Public Administration (RAPA), established in 1991.
Each of the merged academies had already earned reputations as leaders in training Russia's political elite. From the moment of its creation in 1977, ANE prided itself as a breeding ground for future ministers. With the fall of the Soviet Union, ANE changed its strategic model from training members of the ‘Nomenclatura’ to providing high-quality business education for a new generation of leaders by becoming an institute of higher education that offers a wide array of academic opportunities in management. Likewise, RAPA has traditionally been a national leader in providing public management training for current and future state and municipal civil servants.
Milestones of the Volgograd Institute of Management, branch of RANEPA:
1988, December. Volgograd Higher Party School was established.
1991, March. Volgograd Higher Party School was reorganized into Volgograd Socio-political Institute.
1992, January. Russian Academy of Management was established for preparing specialists for local and public government. Formation of a network of branches starts. Volgograd Socio-political Institute was reorganized into Volgograd Institute of Management.
1993, July. Branch of Volgograd Institute of Management was established in the city Astrakhan.
1994, June. Pursuant to the President Edict Russian Academy of Public Administration was established. A network of regional academies was forming.
1995, June. Pursuant to the Edict of State Committee of Higher Education , Volgograd Institute of Management was renamed to Volgograd Academy of Public Administration.
1996, May. Astrakhan Branch of Volgograd Academy of Public Administration was established.
2010, September. Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration was created by the President of Russia. And now it is Russia's federal state budgetary institution of higher professional education. It is composed of the Volgograd Academy of Public Administration, a number of regional institutions of public administration, Russian Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation and the Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation.