Asia-Europe Foundation hosted the seminar, “Russia in the Next Decade and Cooperation with Asia” by Dr Igor Yurgens on 28 April 2011. Dr Yurgens, 58, is Chairman of the Institute of Contemporary Development, Russia’s leading think-tank today. He is one of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev’s closest advisers on the economy.
Dr Yurgens shared his insights on the current thinking of influential policy makers in Russia. He spoke for the “Medvedev Group,” which is focused on moving Russia forward.
“Russians today crave stability…the nation is tired; it has lost its soul a little bit,” said Dr Yurgens.