Russia and India: neighbours despite geography

Sergey Chernyshev, Director of the Department of Foreign Economic Relations at the Russian Economic Development and Trade Ministry

1960 - Born in Moscow
1982 - Graduates, Moscow State University
1986 - Receives PhD in Economics, Moscow State University
1993 - Head, WTO Division, Russian Foreign Economic Relations Ministry
1994 - Counselor, Permanent Mission of Russia to the European Community
2004 - Trade Representative of the Russian Federation, Canada
2006 - Director, Department of Foreign Economic Relations, Russian Economic Development and Trade Ministry

The First Russian-Indian Forum on Trade and Investments, held in February 2007, revealed the growing interest from Russian companies in the Indian market. Taking into account that 2008 has been named the Year of Russia in India, it's been decided to hold a 2nd Russian-Indian Forum on Trade and Investments. Sergey Chernyshev, who is attending the second forum in Delhi on 12-13th of February, is in the studio to talk us through the forum agenda.