nstitute of Scientific Information on Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences, INION RAN (Russian: Институт научной информации по общественным наукам РАН, ИНИОН) is a major center for research in social studies and humanities. The research center was created in 1969 as an extension of the Russian Academy Fundamental Library of Social Sciences that has been established in 1918.
The information center is known in the Russian and international scientific community for its abstract periodicals, bibliographies, and analytical reports, and for its Fundamental research library holding over 14 million items.
The library was partially destroyed by fire on January the 30th, 2015. 5.42 million items were lost, 2.32 million of which were unique copies (or at least not presented elsewhere in Russia).