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The Russian Economy: An Impossible Reform? By personal and non-transferable invitation


This event is dedicated to the public and corporate supports of Ifri's Russia/NIS Center. By personal invitation only.


A closed-doors seminar with Sergey GURIEV, Chief Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).


After several years of recession, resulting from a combination of falling oil prices, economic sanctions and its own structural weaknesses, the Russian economy seems to have returned to growth. But reforming the economy will be a major challenge during Vladimir Putin's next term of office. Will he have the necessary resources to continue to finance his power politics? Can he undertake reforms without jeopardising the regime's security? What are the prospects for the development of economic relations with China and the European Union?

Chair : Tatiana KASTUEVA-JEAN, Head of Ifri’s Russia/NIS Center

Discussant : Julien VERCUEIL, Ph. D, Associate professor at INALCO Paris

This seminar will be held in English under the Rule of Chatham House.


This event will be held within the framework of the “Russia, Caucasus and Easter Europe Observatory” with the support of DGRIS (Directorate General for International Relations and Strategy), French Ministry of the Armed Forces.


Ifri, Salle de Conférences, 27 rue de la Procession, 75015 Paris
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For further information about the event, please contact Anne SOUIN, project officer at Ifri's Russia/NIS Center souin@ifri.org.