About the Sretensky Club

The Sretensky Club was established in 2016. Its members are entrepreneurs, large IT company directors, heads of state structures, economists, mathematicians, biologists, and sociologists.

The Club is a public association that is aimed at developing strategies for solving emergent economic and social problems that arise during humankind’s transition to the new digital society. The Club brings together experts and specialists in various fields ranging from physics to philosophy.

The Sretensky Club is focused on the  functions of new emergent technologies in human society and its economic system.

The Club is actively involved in organizing a wide variety of social events that are concerned with technological–and specifically digital–breakthroughs. 

One of the main principles of the Club’s activities is that its members should adopt transdiciplinary approaches to all issues addressed by the Club. Eminent specialists in various fields of science combine their efforts in order to attain the Candlemass Club’s main goals.

Explanatory Note with Regard to the Club’s Name. The word Sretensky (Сретенский in Cyrillic letters) is used with reference to one of the Club’s main offices that is located at the Sretensky Boulevard close to the Sretensky Church in Moscow.  

Sergey P. Kurdyumov

The Sretensky Club is also known as the Kudryumov Club.


Sergey Pavlovich Kurdyumov

(November 18, 1928  — December 2, 2004), Corresponding Member of the Academy of Sciences of the Soviet Union (since 1984),  was an eminent Soviet/Russian scientist who specialized in mathematical physics, mathematical modeling, plasma physics, and synergetics.  Kurdyumov should be considered the initiator of synergetics research in Russia He was directly involved in establishing a new school of thought dealing with nonlinear analysis and synergetics.

“In Kurdyumov’s opinion, science was to be completely liberated of “striped railroad barriers” that separate different fields of science. In his eyes, science was like a huge beautiful country, in which some areas were more familiar to him than others. That is why he enjoyed the freedom of engaging in unrestrained fruitful interdisciplinary communication”, emphasized S. Shuper, one of his followers.  Sergey Pavlovich paid special attention to the applications of synergetic ideas to such areas of research as strategic planning, the analysis of historical processes, the modeling of educational systems, and the philosophical issues of natural sciences.