Kirill is Project Manager within the Social Policy Division of The Institute for Urban Economics (IUE). The IUE NGO was established in 1995 in Moscow. It was created to identify and analyse the social and economic problems of urban areas and promote solutions to these problems. The IUE aims to introduce new approaches to solving housing problems, financing of housing and urban infrastructure, municipal management, urban land use and other problems related to the social and economic life of cities.
At the time of the 2000 Fellowship Programme Kirill was Manager of the Ural NGO Support Centre. He managed projects aimed at developing the voluntary sector in the Perm Region.