Dr. Sergey Aleksashenko
Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development
Brookings Institution

Dr. Anders Åslund
Senior Fellow, Eurasia Center
Atlantic Council

Ms. Elizaveta Osetinskaya
Fellow, Investigative Reporting Program, Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley
Founder, The Bell

Moderated by:

Ambassador Clifford Bond
Former Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina and Coordinator for Assistance to Europe and Eurasia
US Department of State

Please join the Atlantic Council on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Atlantic Council Headquarters (1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor, West Tower Elevators) for a timely discussion on Russia’s economy, the third in a four-part series of events on Russia Today and Tomorrow: Internal Strengths and Weaknesses.

After a difficult transition to a market-based system in the 1990s, the Russian economy experienced rapid growth into the 2000s. However, in the last few years, falling gas prices, Western sanctions and diminishing foreign investments, and a continued lack of effective structural reforms have taken a toll on the economy and the citizens of the Russian Federation. The Russian economy has been buffeted by increasing re-nationalization of enterprises and international sanctions. It remains energy-focused, and highly oligarchical. Although recovering slightly, the trajectory and sustainability of the Russian economic model is under intense scrutiny. The possibility of additional sanctions just adds to the uncertainty.

This panel, entitled “Performance and Prospects for Russia’s Economy,” will explore the development of Russia’s economy, including its place in the international economic system, and its prospects for the next decade.

We hope you can join us for this timely discussion.

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