In recent years, there has been a rapid development in trade, economic, and cultural links between Russia and the United Kingdom, and 2014 has been declared the UK–Russia Year of Culture. Between 2009 and 2012, exports from Britain to Russia grew by more than 75% and from Russia to Britain by 65%. Tourism between the two countries has also increased. What steps are needed to broaden this bilateral economic and cultural exchange? Which branches of industry benefit the most from this increase in bilateral trade and investment?
Liam Halligan , Columnist, Telegraph Media Group; Editor-at-Large, Business New Europe
Makram Azar , Vice-Chairman of Investment Banking, Barclays
Marina Loshak , Director, Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts
Lord Mandelson , Chairman, Global Counsel LLP
Roger Munnings , Chairman of the Board of Directors, Russo-British Chamber of Commerce
Herbert Moos , Deputy President, Chairman of Management Board, VTB Bank
Mikhail Shvydkoy , The Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for International Cultural Cooperation