Egor Gaidar, Acting Prime Minister of Russia, June - December 1992, Director, Institute of the Economy of the Transition Period

Egor Gaidar
acting Prime Minister of Russia, June - December 1992
Director, Institute of the Economy of the Transition Period
1956 - born in Moscow
1978 - graduates, Moscow State University
1980 - receives PhD in economics, Moscow State University
1980 - research fellow, Scientific Research Institute
1987 - department Head, Communist monthly magazine and Pravda daily newspaper
1990 - Director, Institute of Economic Policy, Academy of the national Economy of the USSR
1991 - deputy Chairman, Russian government
1991 - Economy and Finance Minister of Russia
1992 - acting Prime Minister of Russia
1992 - counselor to the President of Russia on questions relating to economic policies
1992 - Director, Institute of the Economy of the Transition Period
1993 - first deputy Prime Minister of Russia
1994 - State Duma deputy
1994 - chairman, Democratic choice of Russia political party
1996 - to present - Director, Institute of the Economy of the Transition Period
1996 - vice President, International Democratic Union
1999 - member, State Duma, Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
 
Today we will talk about Russia's economy. The 11th economic forum is opening today in St. Petersburg. 10 presidents and 11 prime-ministers of the foreign countries are attending the forum and around 12 investment contracts worth of 3.3 billion dollars are expected to be signed during the forum. Why is the Russian economy attracting such an intense interest of the foreign investors? Is the Russian economy booming and why? How long can this last? What awaits Russia’s economy in the future? To answer these questions, our guest today is Egor Gaidar.