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The State of Russia Ahead of the Election

The Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) and the Embassy of Finland have the pleasure to invite you to a seminar “The State of Russia Ahead of the Election”.

Russia is an important political and economic player in the Baltic Sea Region. The Embassy of Finland and the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) aim to gather Finnish and Swedish experts on Russia to discuss how the upcoming presidential election will impact economic and political development in Russia.

The seminar will take place at the Embassy of Finland (Gärdesgatan 11) on Thursday March 15, 13.00–16.00, with registration at 12.30. The format is short presentations and panel discussions that will allow time for questions and comments. The seminar will be moderated by Torbjörn Becker, Director of SITE.

Date: Thursday, March 15, 13.00–16.00 starting with registration at 12.30.

Place: Embassy of Finland, Banquet Hall, Gärdesgatan 11, Stockholm

RSVP: The number of seats for this event is limited, therefore we invite you to register for the event using the Eventbrite registration form as soon as possible, but no later than March 8.

Event Program

12.30 Registration
13.00-13.05 Welcome
Mikael Antell, Chargé d’affaires, Embassy of Finland
13.05–13.50 Setting the scene—political developments 
Martin Kragh, PhD, Associate Professor, Head of Russia and Eurasia Programme, Swedish Institute of International Affairs. Carolina Vendil Pallin, Deputy Research Director, Swedish Defence Research Agency.
13.50–14.55 Russian economic outlook—from stagnation to reforms?
Economic situation and proposed reforms; banking sector and prospects for growth.
Iikka Korhonen, Head of Research, The Bank of Finland Institute for Economies in Transition (BOFIT), Laura Solanko, Senior Advisor, BOFIT
14.55-15.00 Final word
Mikael Antell 
15.00-16.00 Reception