The essay analyzes progress in the field of international negotiations. In the author’s assessment, Russian research on negotiations, once a prominent discipline, is currently in decline. Despite the persistent need to study international negotiations, most scholars who had formerly been active in the field have moved to other areas. The rise of new issues demanding urgent attention, the principally changed form of international negotiations’ problematique , as well as serious financial difficulties have all contributed to the discipline’s decline. The author ends on a positive note and expresses the conviction that international negotiations will be revived as an academic field in Russia. She bases that conviction on the country’s practical needs, as well as its growing integration into Western IR studies.