Russia's Economy: Looking to 2020
Sergei Aleksashenko, Director of Macroeconomic Research, Higher School of Economics, Moscow
Following a 7.9 percent decline in GDP last year, Russia's economic recovery has been sluggish, with GDP still far below pre-crisis levels. Difficult economic choices lie ahead for Russia's leaders. The government has prioritized eliminating the budget deficit by 2015. However this will only be achieved through reduced government expenditure, which will undermine efforts to renew infrastructure and modernise the country. As the parliamentary and presidential elections approach, pressure will also build for the government to maintain or increase pension and welfare payments. Sergei Aleksashenko, one of Russia's leading economists, will discuss the country's short and medium-term economic prospects.
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