Russia’s New Horizons
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The role of the Russian Federation in global economic institutions and forums has increased appreciably in recent years: Russia’s productive APEC presidency in 2012, the proposal of a number of important initiatives for the forthcoming G20 meeting in 2013, and Russia’s presidency of the G8 in 2014. Significant progress has been made towards Russia joining the OECD, opening up real prospects for the country’s accession. How could Russia’s accession to the OECD affect the global discussion on economic recovery, maintaining stable economic growth, and eliminating global imbalances? What advantages and risks may there be for Russia joining the OECD? How could Russia’s accession to the OECD affect the organization?

Marina Kim , Anchor, Channel One Russia

Andrei Belousov , Aide to the President of the Russian Federation
Angel Gurría , Secretary-General, OECD
Yaroslav Kuzminov , Rector, National Research University Higher School of Economics

Sergey Storchak , Deputy Finance Minister of the Russian Federation
Vladimir Tkachenko , Government representative at the talks on Russia's accession to the OECD


Key moments

How should a new model for economic growth be developed? How can this be made to be the dominating model in the world? This is a really pressing issue for Russia and any other country of Russia’s scale. Joining the OECD means becoming fully involved in these processes.
Andrei Belousov
The process of our accession to the OECD signifies the recognition of us as well as the recognition of Russian legislation, regulatory framework and law enforcement practices as complying with the best standards.
Andrei Belousov
Russia is already family at the OECD.
Angel Gurría
(When you are a member of the OECD) You are among those that are setting the standards in the world; you are where the standard setters and the adopters of standards are.
Angel Gurría