Reality of the rouble

Sergey Aleksashenko, Director of the macroeconomic research at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow

1959 - Born in Moscow region
1986 - Graduates, Moscow State University
1986 - Junior scientist, Central Economics-Mathematics Institute, USSR Academy of Sciences
1989 - Receives Doctorate in economics, Central Economics-Mathematics Institute, USSR Academy of Sciences
1990 - Leading specialist, Soviet Council of Ministers Economic Reform Committee
1993 - Russian Deputy Finance Minister
1994 - Chairman, Presidential Auditing Commission
1995 - First Deputy Chairman, Central Bank of the Russian Federation
1997 - Professor, Qilin University, Changchun, China
1999 - Founder and head, Centre of Development Research Group
2000 - Managing Director, Interros Holding Company
2004 - President, Atlanta Capital
2006 - Managing Director, Merrill Lynch Russian branch

Today we'll be talking money. Russia’s rouble has lost nearly 40% of its value in just over six months, reflecting the collapse in oil prices and the gloomiest global economic outlook in a decade. Will the fall continue? What does it mean for the Russian economy? We’ll be talking about it with Sergey Aleksashenko, Former Deputy Chairman of the Russian Central Bank and director of the macroeconomic research at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow.