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22 february 2017

RIAC Meets with Credit Suisse and Citadel Representatives


On February 22, RIAC welcomed Credit Suisse and Citadel representatives. The parties discussed the relations between Russia and the West, prospects of lifting EU and U.S. financial sactions, structural reforms of the Russian economy, peculiarities of Russia's investment climate and the possibilities of increasing the volume of foreign direct and portfolio investments in Russia.

09 february 2017

PIMCO Delegation Visits RIAC


On February 9, RIAC welcomed a delegation from PIMCO (Pacific Investment Management Company). PIMCO is one of the key investment funds on the global stock market. The total value of assets under the company's management is over U.S. $1,8 billion. The guests were informed on RIAC activities and discussed Russia's current foreign policy's issues, Russia-U.S. and Russia-EU relations as well as the prospects of lifting the sanctions imposed on Russia.

23 january 2017

Russia–Qatar “Rapprochement”: A Tactical Move Driven by Geopolitical and Economic Concerns

Mikhail Skovoronskikh MA, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University


The traditionally sour relationship between Moscow and Doha showed some signs of improvement in 2016. This, however, does not imply that Russia and Qatar have embarked on a way for a closer, strategic relationship. Rather, the Syrian crisis and oil market situation have forced the two countries to soften their rhetoric and cooperate on a select number of issues. It remains to be seen how sustainable the “rapprochement” really is.

14 december 2016

International Perspective on the Retirement Age Increase

Viktor Katona Oil Supply Specialist at MOL Group, RIAC expert


Retirement age in Russia has to be raised. That’s the verdict of the majority of sociologists, political analysts, and of the Ministry of Economic Development, who have been supporting the retirement age increase up to 63-65 years. However, according to opinion polls, the population of Russia is against any retirement age rise. People of 25–34 age group mostly tend to oppose the retirement age rise, which is surprising. And even if some people advocate for a later retirement, they definitely link it to the rise of the pension funds.

27 september 2016

China–UK Investment Cooperation: Life After Brexit

Ekaterina Arapova PhD in Economics, Head of Department of Assessment and Coordination of International and Duel Master's Degree Programs, MGIMO-University, MFA of Russia


On September 15, 2016, the news broke that the UK government had approved the Hinkley Point nuclear power station construction project that is being financed, among others, by a Chinese state corporation. In July, the decision on the matter was delayed due to security reasons and the need for a more detailed assessment of possible consequences that the increased investments of Chinese companies into the UK economy’s strategic sectors could have. The UK authorities introduced protective measures aimed at retaining control over foreign investments into strategic infrastructure projects, including nuclear energy.

20 june 2016

Vagit Alekperov

President of PJSC “LUKOIL”

«Lukoil to consider spinning off Europe downstream assets, focus on drilling»

24 — 25 may 2016

RIAC takes part in Sberbank of Russia international conference “Russia: The Inside Track”


On May 24-25, 2016 an international conference “Russia: The Inside Track” was held in Moscow under the auspices of Sberbank of Russia. The participants discussed prospects for attracting foreign direct and portfolio investments in Russia.

25 may 2016

Vladislav Inozemtsev

Scientific Director of the Center for Post-Industrial Studies

«No Quick Fix for Russian Economy»


24 may 2016

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: What, Where, When, Why and How Much

Ksenia Muratshina PhD in History, Professor at Chair of Theory and History of International Relations, Boris Yeltsin Urals Federal University


Established by more than 50 nations in 2015 and officially opened for business in January 2016, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has become a new international financial institution, one of the People’s Republic of China’s largest international projects and a new format for that country’s interaction with the world at large. Will AIIB be able to outgrow the role of a financial tool of Chinese diplomacy?


09 february 2016

Herman Gref

Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board of Sberbank of Russia

«Interview at Davos Economic Forum to CNBC»

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