Economy // Events

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»

25 january 2016

Vladimir Dmitriev Chairman of the Bank of Development and Foreign Trade (Vneshekonombank) State Corporation (2004-2016), RIAC member

«Global community and individual countries faced relevant challenges»

20 january 2016

Vladislav Inozemtsev

Scientific Director of the Center for Post-Industrial Studies

«Putin’s self-destructing economy»

12 january 2016

Andrey Kortunov Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

«The final failure of the trilateral Russian-Ukrainian-EU trade negotiations was a bad Christmas present»

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