Past event


Russia's Rotten Core: Money, Politics and the Rule of Law

Chatham House, London

Event documents

Transcript - Alexander Lebedev, Mark Galeotti and Vladimir Ashurkov
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Transcript - Alexander Lebedev, Mark Galeotti and Vladimir Ashurkov Q&A
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Speakers include:
Alexander Lebedev, Chairman, National Reserve Corporation; Publisher, Novaya Gazeta; Non-Executive Director, Independent and Evening Standard
Mark Galeotti, Clinical Professor and Academic Chair, SCPS Center for Global Affairs, New York University
Vladimir Ashurkov, Executive Director, Foundation for Fighting Corruption
Chair: John Lloyd, Contributing Editor, Financial Times; and Director of Journalism, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford


The nature and extent of corruption in Russia are well known, but the effects of financial and constitutional abuse on economic growth, on society, and on political life are less well understood.

With the old growth model no longer working well, the panel will discuss whether Russia can return to the strong economic growth it enjoyed between 1998 and 2008 without tackling corruption and the weak rule of law. They will explore what the tipping point for reform may be, where it may come from, and what Russia could become if it were able to achieve better rankings in global corruption indexes.