St. Petersburg forum: crisis agenda

Sergey Chernyshev, Director of the Department of Economic Co-operation with CIS Countries at the Russian Economic Development and Trade Ministry

1960 - born in Moscow
1982 - graduates, Moscow State University
1986 - receives PhD in Economics
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
2009 - Director, department of economic co-operation with CIS countries, Russian economic development and trade ministry

The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, attended this year by President Dmitry Medvedev, brings together the world’s business and political elite to discuss key economic issues facing Russia and the world economy. It is the first St. Petersburg forum since the beginning of the world economic crisis, and this crisis is likely to overshadow its agenda. To review the forum discussions, our guest today is Sergey Chernyshev, the Director of the Department of Economic Co-operation with CIS Countries at the Russian Economic Development and Trade Ministry.