What's Next for Russia?Monday, April 30, 2012
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Kirill Dmitriev, CEO, Russian Direct Investment Fund
Esther Dyson, Chairman, EDventure Holdings
Andrey Yakunin, Co-Founding Partner, VIY Management LLP
Ksenia Yudaeva, Director, Center for Macroeconomic Research, Sberbank
Reaping the benefits of high oil prices, Russia's economy has been enjoying steady growth. But its political scene has grown decidedly more volatile, with protestors taking to the streets after the last round of elections. With Vladimir Putin continuing his hold on power, is there any hope that the country's persistent corruption problem can be weeded out? Now that Russia has joined the WTO, can the economy diversify away from its dependence on natural resources? Is Russia headed for a confrontation with the West over Iran and Syria? What do investors need to know about the risks and rewards of investing in Russia?