The Political Situation in Russia
The Stockholm Institute of Transition Economic (SITE) has the pleasure to invite you to a presentation on Thursday November 16, 15.00-16.00 by Former Prime Minister of Russia, Mikhail Kasyanov.
2017-11-16 at 15:00
2017-11-16 at 17:00
Stockholm School of Economics, the Aula Lecture Hall. Entrance from Bertil Ohlins Gata 4.
Mr. Kasyanov was the Prime Minister of Russia from May 2000 to February 2004 and the Minister of Finance in 1999-2000. During his term, Kasyanov’s government made serious breakthroughs in launching and successfully finalizing reforms in many areas of the Russian economy and public sector – tax and fiscal reforms, budgetary and pension reforms, reorganization of the national infrastructure (energy sector, railways), land and customs reforms. Inflation was reduced significantly and the Russian economy grew by almost one third. The urgently needed policy of economic diversification had been started, but after Kasyanov’s resignation, was never fully implemented.
Currently, he is the leader and chairman of the political party People's Freedom Party, and an outspoken critic of President Putin and government’s policy. Kasyanov was one of the leaders of the opposition “Marches of Dissenters”. In 2010, he co-founded the coalition ‘For Russia without Lawlessness and Corruption’, and together with Boris Nemtsov he was co-chair of the ‘People's Freedom Party’. He is an active speaker and one of the leaders of protest rallies ‘For Fair Elections’ and “Against war with Ukraine”.
The presentation will be introduced and chaired by Torbjörn Becker, Director of SITE. Time will be available for questions and answers after the presentation.
Location: Stockholm School of Economics, the Aula Lecture Hall. Entrance from Bertil Ohlins Gata 4.
Date: Thursday, November 16, 15.00 – 16.00 starting with registration and coffee at 14.30.
The number of seats for this event is limited, therefore we invite you to register for the event as soon as possible, but not later than Thursday, November 9, 2017 using the Eventbrite registration form below.