OPEN TO ALL - Prospects for Russia’s Economy

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Even in light of sanctions and the drop in oil prices, according to the IMF growth is expected to return to the Russian economy in 2017. But what does this mean in the context of Russia's political economy, investment climate and upcoming elections? This panel discussion will seek to understand these themes in the context of the Russian government's management of the economy and potential plans for reform.

The event will draw on Sarah Lain's RUSI report on Corporate Raiding in Russia to introduce challenges facing domestic investment in Russia, followed by expert commentary on the Russian economy from Oksana Antonenko and Dr Richard Connolly. Richard Connolly will discuss how Western sanctions and the gradual securitisation of economic policy in Russia are shaping the business environment. Oksana Antonenko will discuss the prospects and potential for economic reform in Russia, in light of the upcoming Presidential election. 


Sarah Lain, Research Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Studies, RUSI

Dr Richard Connolly, Director of the Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies, University of Birmingham / Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House

Oksana Antonenko, Visiting Senior Fellow, Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Sir Roderic Lyne, British Ambassador to Russia 2000-2004

There will be a networking sandwich lunch served from 1200.

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