30-31 march 2017
MSU Shuvalov Housing, Moscow. Key theme: “The turn of the world history. Russia’s new strategy”
March 10th, 2017
The economist, independent analyst and  expert of the Moscow Economic Forum  Vladislav  Zhukovsky talks about the economic trends that will determine the degree of prosperity of life in Russia in the coming years. more
February 28th, 2017
In anticipation of the upcoming Moscow Economic Forum,  the Deputy co-chair of the MEF, professor of economic faculty of MSU named after M.V. Lomonosov, Alexander Buzgalin talked about the key issues that will be highlighted during the first Plenary discussion: " Confused man between despair and hope: the world situation and the Russian specificity" more
February 27th, 2017
The academician and public figure Sergei Glazyev thinks that there are seven possible scenarios of development of Russia in the global economy in the next decade.  In an article for "Gazeta.Ru" Glazyev outlined these scenarios in detail. more
February 27th, 2017
MEF  expert Andrey  Klepach  declared that inflation in Russia may reach 4.5% by the end of 2017 more
February 17th, 2017
I'm not such an emotional person, but to the financial-economic bloc, to those who work and create, the ability to develop production and education sacrifices the interests of foreign corporations, too, are without sympathy. more
February 16th, 2017
In the framework of the Round table the problem of raising the retirement age, and related macroeconomic and social risks are proposed to discuss. more
February 16th, 2017
Alexander Tkachev, the Minister of agriculture of Russia, is sure that the strengthening of the ruble will negatively affect Russian export potential. more
February 16th, 2017
In order not to drown in the vast subject of innovative-industrial development, which became triple important after the victory of the industrial-protectionist candidate D. Trump  in  the  presidential election in the United States, let us  take  one particular aspect. more
February 16th, 2017
The President of the Russian Federation in his address to the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation from 01 December 2016 has identified the digital economy as the economy of the new technological generation. more
February 16th, 2017
Europe should not wait for signals from Washington for any reason. This opinion was expressed by the former head of the Munich security conference, Horst Teltschik on radio Sputnik. more
February 15th, 2017
The MEF expert Mikhail Delyagin believes that the actual debt of Russians on loans can be  greater than  banks declare. more
February 13th, 2017
"Echo"s air continues, and  it is me, Anna Knyazeva,  with you, and next to me in the Studio, is  the co-chair of the Moscow Economic Forum, entrepreneur, politician, head of the Association "Rostselmash" Konstantin Babkin more
February 13th, 2017
There are particularly  acute  security problems , inequality and social disadvantage all over the world today. These problems have their own specifics in Russia. more
February 13th, 2017
Possible lifting of sanctions against Russia and lifting of Russian counter sanctions should not put national producers at a disadvantage with competitors, said the Chairman of the Moscow Economic Forum Konstantin Babkin. more
February 10th, 2017
The company moves the production of tractors from Canada to Rostov. Thanks to economic sanctions and leap exchange rates, russian production became much more attractive. more
February 10th, 2017
The Central Bank of Russia decided to keep key rate at 10%. According to the regulator, inflation expectations are falling. more
February 9th, 2017
Economists  have been  talking  about  the  need to change economic course in Russia  for years. This question  was constantly brought  up during the Moscow Economic Forum. more
February 8th, 2017
Ruslan Grinberg, the  head of  the  Research  Institute  of  Economy, RAS,   told  in  an  interview  with "AIF" about  whether  our  economy  is ready  for  the  next   blow  and   how  to  protect  it  from  the  external  shocks.   more
February 7th, 2017
To his mind, the attempt to isolate the Russian Federation and the sanctions against it have failed, but  negotiations with Moscow would help in the joint struggle against terrorism. more
February 7th, 2017

Russia needs radical change of the way, we need to acquire political and economic autonomy. On the eve of the MEF -2017 Yuri Boldyrev, member of the editorial board of the Russian economic magazine, an economist a publicist, shared his thoughts on the situation of the country being between despair and hope – it will become the key theme of MEF first plenary discussion on the 30th of March.

– What themes would you like to touch on the 30th-31st of March on MEF?

– Everything is changing in the world today. But nothing constructively budges here. So, should we discuss the movement around? Or do we have to discuss numbness here?

We have got together at the Forum to warn the authorities about what it is harmful, what should not be done , and to offer the alternative for the fifth time already. We were not desired to be heard for four times. So, maybe, we have just appealed to the wrong people ? On the eve of the presidential elections this is the most adequate statement of the question.

– Which problems in Russia did become more acute last year?

– Manipulation of the public consciousness. The possibility of genuine alternative to the current policy is being hidden, substituted by pseudo discussions between different models, not very fresh already, figuratively speaking. This is only slightly veiled continuation of giving up strategic positions of the country. The vivid examples – «Joint development» of the Southern Kuril Islands with the Japanese, who is openly claiming them; the formation on the Far East «territories of the forward development », output from the unified constitutional legal field of Russia; privatization of «Rosneft» in the hands of actual opponents of our country ; provoking conflicts with priority allies, first of all, with Belarus and so on.

The main danger for the dependent, selfishly oriented, scientifically and technologically degraded «player » is to become a bargaining chip in emerging confrontation between the United States and China. The task is not to allow to the new US administration to use Russia against China, and also against Iran and other opponents of the United States (opponents of the United States, not of Russia).

– What is inspiring hope and optimism in Russian policy and economy today?

– I hope for more explicit and inevitable understanding of the fatality and futility of the current way by people. And also splashes of the political non-conformism, emerging everywhere, including, the very center of the most developed part of the modern world, including the USA. It does not guarantee us peace and well-being, but gives us at least the chance – that we will quit numbness and get, cultivated to a radical limit by todays authorities and parasitism, decomposing our society together. Let's deal with creation and development.


About the forum

Moscow Economic Forum is an international expert platform for working out strategic decisions and anti-crisis programs aimed at the development of Russia's economic policy.

At the forum the contradictions of the course of Russia's development dominant today are analysed, the potential of alternative development and opportunities for its implementation are evaluated.

In 2013 the Forum was held for the first time. Venue — the Moscow State University — the oldest classic University in Russia. The Russian center of science and culture.

About MEF-2017

Central Forum will be held in Moscow on March 30–31 and will focus on:
“The turn of the world history. Russia’s new strategy”

Location: Shuvalov Housing, MSU named after M.V. Lomonosov
Address: Moscow, Lomonosovsky Prospekt, 27, Building 4


Its 25 years since the beginning of market reforms in Russia. False guidance provoked a prolonged lag of Russia behind the world powers. We are keeping the wrong course and it is not planned to change.

What do we have to do in order for Russia to become the world leader to year 2025? / How will it reflect on life of every citizen? / Is there an alternative to liberal policy in Russia?

On this and many other we will speak on Moscow Economic Forum March 30–31, 2017.


Main theme of the MEF 2016 was “25 years of market reforms in Russia and the world. What's next?”. Failure to understand the importance of the problems of creating economic subjects of the market economy, the wrong allocation of resources, the concept of shock therapy, because of which the bulk of the high-tech industries was lost, and gradualism led to expensive errors. The processes that occurred in our country in the recent past, allegedly in order to increase competition, have been tampered with destructive model, parasitizing on natural resources. The main result of MEF 2016: the Russian government needs the new course of economic policy.

Among the participants:
Dominique Strauss-Kahn — Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund from 2007 to 2011;
Gores Alferov — Nobel Prize in Physics (2000), Vice-President of RAS;
Giulietto Chiesa — an Italian journalist, writer and public figure;
Sergei Kolesnikov — President of the company “Technonikol”;
Vittorio Torrembini — Chairman of the Association of Italian entrepreneurs in Russia GIM-Unimpresa;
Nathan Hunt — Chairman of the Board, CERBA Moscow, Founder.


Main theme of the MEF 2015 was “A new course. Time does not wait”. Neoliberalism has exhausted itself — the conclusion made by the Forum. However, it dominates the economic policy, culture and education. This is a hindrance to the further development of Russia, which has huge potential. Non-commodity production creates a demand for skilled creative staff, the conditions for the emergence and implementation of various innovations, the conditions for technological, social and demographic progress, and it creates a request to improve the human environment.

Among the participants:
Evgeniy Savchenko — the Governor of the Belgorod region;
Daisuke Kotegawa — Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from Japan in 2007–2010;
Sergei Arbuzov — Chairman of the Association “Research Center of economic and socio-cultural development of the CIS countries, Central and Eastern Europe”;
Tair Mansurov — Member of the Board (Minister) of Energy and Infrastructure of the Eurasian Economic Commission;
Valeriy Fadeev — editor in chief of the magazine “Expert” (1998), a member of the Public Chamber.

About MEF-2015 (pdf-file)

The slogan of MEF-2014 is “For the development of production!” In the modern world, if the nation does create, it becomes sick deprives itself of the future. The development of national production makes science and education popular, increases the welfare of the population, improves the moral climate in society, sets new ambitious goals for the young generations, moves the economy forward, makes life and work in the country comfortable and the future — clear and promising. At the Forum the participants discussed how the economic policy should change so that the production becomes profitable in Russia.

Among the participants:
Grzegorz Kolodko — professor in Kozminsky University, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Poland (1994–1997, 2002–2003);
Yevgeny Primakov — Chairman of the Government of Russia (1998–1999);
Vladimir Yakunin — head of JSC “Russian Railways”;
Kerstin Kaiser — member of Parliament of Brandenburg, Germany;
Sergey Glazyev — Advisor to the President of Russia, academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

About MEF-2014 (pdf-file)


The first Forum was held under the slogan “against market fundamentalism — for sound economic policy”. The participants agreed that the current ultra-liberal policy in Russia has not justified itself. For the last 22 years in the country 20 000 industrial enterprises and 15 000 settlements disappeared, the population decreased, the unemployment increased. The Forum produced proposals for reforms in tax, industrial, agricultural and monetary policies, which allow to realize Russian development potential.

Among the participants:
Immanuel Wallerstein — professor of Yale University, USA;
Viktor Sadovnichiy — rector of Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov;
Zhores Alferov — winner of the Nobel prize in physics 2000, Vice-President of the Russian Academy of Sciences;
Alfred Gusenbauer — Federal Chancellor of Austria in 2007–2008;
Askar Akayev — academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the first President of Kyrgyzstan.

About MEF-2013 (pdf-file)

Co-chairmen of MEF

Konstantin Babkin
Konstantin Babkin
Co-chairman of the Moscow Economic Forum, President of the Industrial Union “Novoe Sodruzhestvo”
Victor Sadovnichy
Victor Sadovnichy
Co-chairman of the Moscow Economic Forum, Rector of Lomonosov Moscow State University
Ruslan Grinberg
Ruslan Grinberg
Co-chairman of the Moscow Economic Forum, Scientific director of the Institute of Economy of the RAS (Russian Academy of Sciences)


Key theme: “The turn of the world history. Russia’s new strategy

March 30th, 2017. Thursday
1st floor, Hall
Registration of participants

2nd Floor, Conference Hall, Simultaneous translation
Opening of the Forum

2nd Floor, Conference Hall, Simultaneous translation
I Plenary discussion
“Confused man between despair and hope: the world situation and the Russian specificity”
Theme of discussion:
The problem of inequality and social disadvantage are particularly acute for public security today, all over the world. Which measures will help us overcome these challenges?

Ruslan Grinberg, Co-chairman of the Moscow Economic Forum, scientific director of the Institute of Economics

Yuri Boldyrev, Member of the Editorial Board of the Russian business magazine, economist, writer
Gregor Gysi *, Chairman of the European Left Party
Alexander Buzgalin, Professor of the Moscow State University named after M.V.  Lomonosov
Oksana Dmitrieva *, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Budget and Taxes
Grzegorz Kolodko, Professor of Kozminsky University, Minister of Finance of Poland (1994–1997, 2002–2003)

2nd Floor, Atrium
Coffee break

2nd Floor, Conference Hall, Simultaneous translation
II Plenary Discussion
“Which development strategy will work in modern Russia?”
Theme of discussion:
The need to change the present course of development is in the air. This is indicated by all. The authors of the most popular economic strategies are invited to the meeting. They will discuss which program promises the greatest success in modern conditions.

Konstantin Babkin, Co-chairman of the Moscow Economic Forum, President of Industrial Union “New Commonwealth”

Sergey Glaziev, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation
Boris Titov *, Presidential Commissioner for Entrepreneurs’ Rights
Wang Wen, Executive Dean, Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China (RDCY)
Sergey Katyrin *, President of the Chamber of Commerce of Russia

2nd floor, Atrium, 1st floor, MSU Canteen

Block V and D, Conference Hall
Conferences, round tables. Section 1

2nd Floor, Atrium
Coffee break

Block V and D, Conference Hall
Conferences, round tables. Section 2

2nd Floor, Atrium

March 31th, 2017. Friday
1st floor, Hall
Registration of the new participants

Block V and D, Conference Hall
Conferences, round tables

2nd Floor, Atrium
Coffee break

2nd Floor, Conference Hall, Simultaneous translation
III Plenary discussion

2nd Floor, Atrium

2nd Floor, Conference Hall, Simultaneous translation
The final plenary discussion. Summing up the results of the Forum



Participation is free. Registration for the MEF-2017 opens on 01 february 2017 (for participation in events on 30–31 March).

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Konstantin Babkin
Konstantin Babkin
President of the Industrial Union “Novoe Sodruzhestvo”
“Russia has everything for dynamic development. The only thing missing is economic policy, specific measures that would take the country forward”
Grzegorz Kolodko
Grzegorz Kolodko
Professor of Kozminsky University, Minister of Finance of Poland (1994–1997, 2002–2003)
“What happened to your technologies? They were the best in the world in some spheres of industry one generation ago”
Vladimir Yakunin
Vladimir Yakunin
Russian statesman, President of JSC “Russian Railways”
“Russia is on the place that makes our economic planners speak not just about the necessity of leaving the existing model of the economy, but also develop practical measures”
Yevgeniy Primakov
Yevgeniy Primakov
Academician of the RAS, President of the Nonprofit Partnership “Mercury Club”
“We should develop a program of state’s participation in technological progress of our economy”
Immanuel Wallerstein
Immanuel Wallerstein
Professor of Yale University, the USA
“It is impossible to predict which way the world economy will follow, what will be the collective choice. But it can be stated that we have a huge potential to affect future choices”
Viktor Sadovnichiy
Viktor Sadovnichiy
Rector of the Moscow State University named after M.V.Lomonosov, academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences
“The main idea of the forum is to unite the efforts of economists, political scientists, philosophers, mathematicians around the idea, what the economy should be in the future”
Ruslan Grinberg
Ruslan Grinberg
Scientific director of the Institute of Economy of the RAS (Russian Academy of Sciences)
“It is necessary to develop the policy of stimulating of domestic production. Otherwise, the country will lose the scientific-technical potential 5–6 years later”
Alfred Gusenbauer
Alfred Gusenbauer
Austrian politician, Federal Chancellor of Austria in 2007–2008
“Today, social justice is a prerequisite for economic success”
Zhores Alferov
Zhores Alferov
Vice-President of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Nobel prize winner, academician
“All science is applied. The only difference is that some applications arise quickly and some — after centuries”