Business programme

Historical Sovereignty and Economic Development

03 Jun , 17:00–18:15
Joining Forces to Advance Development
Pavilion G, conference hall G5

The economy of any state is directly linked to its sovereignty, human capital and historical traditions. If we want to advance today and occupy a leading position in the global economic system, our historical policy must be strong, legitimate and capable of responding to current challenges. There are well-known examples of states which have abandoned their own century-old traditions and turned into colonies of great powers. How can learning the unbiased lessons of the past and being able to protect our own history influence the geopolitical and economic situation today? What challenges may emerge tomorrow? How can the historical agenda affect future economic development?

Vladimir Medinskiy, Aide to the President of the Russian Federation; Chairman, Russian Military Historical Society

Alexander Myasnikov, Writer, Historian; Editor-in-Chief, "Russia - My History" Historical Park
Elena Panina, Director, Institute of International Political and Economic Strategies - RUSSTRAT
Aleksey Pushkov, Member of the Federation Council Committee of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Constitutional Legislation and State Building; Chairman of the Commission of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Information Policy and Interaction with the Media
Anatoly Torkunov, Rector, MGIMO University
Irina Yarovaya, Deputy Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (online)