Rusnano: Creating an innovative economy

Today my guest is Anatoly Chubais.

Over the last few years, Russia has invested billions of dollars in nanotechnology – invisible, intangible, but with huge promise and the potential to renew the country’s economy and put it on a high-tech track. Yet some argue that to invest in the sector is simply to waste taxpayers’ money on nebulous projects.

So, is nanotechnology a myth or a miracle? And will it really lead Russia to the promised land of a post-industrial economy? We talk to one of the country’s most distinguished economists and head of the Russian nanotech corporation “Rusnano,” Anatoly Chubais.