We are glad to announce the new edition of “Russian analytical digest” – «OIL COMPANY BENEFIT SHARING IN THE RUSSIAN NORTH» (ETH Zurich). This edition examines benefit-sharing agreements between oil companies and indigenous communities in the Russian North. Firstly, Maria Tysiachniouk lays out four different types of benefit-sharing arrangements, pointing to the paternalism model in Nenets Autonomous Okrug, the corporate social responsibility model (CSR) in Khanti-Mansiiski Autonomous Okrug and the partnership model in Sakhalin Island. Secondly, Minna Pappila, Soili Nysten-Haarala & Ekaterina Britcyna focus on Lukoil’s 2015 benefit-sharing agreement with an indigenous peoples’ association, which incorporates elements of local participation into their prevailing philanthropic and paternalistic CSR practices. Thirdly, Svetlana Tulaeva & Maria Tysiachniouk comparatively assess the impact on indigenous communities in Sakhalin Island of the paternalistic and partnership approaches adopted by Russian and transnational oil companies, respectively.