The study is devoted to analyzing branches of science and their interaction during production and consumption of knowledge. A branch of science is considered both as a source and a recipient of knowledge. The major world regions and their differences in processes of new knowledge consumption and production in scientific fields are studied. Besides, Russian scientific fields are investigated. The Russian production and consumption of knowledge are compares with worlds regions ones. It allows to highlight strengths and weaknesses of the Russian branches of science.
Keywords: branches of science, citation, production and consumption of new knowledge, international comparison