“Novgorod SRAI” is the legal successor of the Novgorod Research and Design - Technological Institute of Agriculture, formed in accordance with the Decree of the USSR State Agricultural Committee of August 19, 1988 No. 63 and the Order of the VASHhNIL Department for the non - Chernozem zone of the RSFSR of September 19, 1988 No. 127.
In compliance to the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation "About the Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences” dated January 30, 1992 No. 84 the united Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences was established based on the Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences and the All-Union Academy of Agricultural Sciences, and “Novgorod SRAI” was transferred to its management.
Based on the Federal Law "On the Russian Academy of Sciences, reorganization of State Academies of Sciences and amendments to certain legislative acts of the Russian Federation” of September 27, 2013 No. 253-ФЗ and Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation of December 30, 2013 No. 2591-p “Novgorod SRAI” was turned over to the management of the Federal Agency for Scientific Organizations.
By the Decree of the Russian Federation President of May 15, 2018 No. 215: “On the structure of Federal Executive Authorities” and by the Order of the Russian Government of June 27, 2018 No. 1293-р “Novgorod SRAI” is transferred to The Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation management.
In accordance with the order of The Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation of December 18, 2019 No. 1399 “Novgorod SRAI” became a branch of St. Petersburg Federal Research Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences