Konstantin Remchukov ,
General Director, Editor-in-Chief, Nezavisimaya Gazeta
Herman Gref ,
Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Executive Board, Sberbank
Alexey Kudrin ,
Chairman of the Board, Center for Strategic Research Foundation; Deputy Chairman, Economic Council under the President of the Russian Federation
Igor Shuvalov ,
First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
We don’t want a complete turn eastwards. We simply want to trade with the East just as much as the West. Cutting off trade with the West has never been on our agenda.
Russia’s main problem today is structural disparities. Not a single serious structural issue can be solved in the framework of a three-year plan.
It is better to look to the future instead of the past. We need to quickly build the kind of economy that the future demands.
A crisis is always the result of bad management.
The representatives of those countries actively advocating sanctions also say that the idea of a large Europe, from Lisbon to Vladivostok, is still on the table.
In regards to where we are now in terms of growth, we are right in the middle of a storm.
We need ambitious development plants! If we don’t, we will face major risks. We also need to combine high growth rates with qualitative growth.