During the first session of the fourth VTB Capital Russia calling! Investment Forum, related to Russia's strategic options, experts, government representatives, and business leaders discussed the resources for the new model of economic growth.
Kudrin highlighted the necessity of modernising existing institutes and, in particular, the importance of low and predictable inflation. Chubais outlined that Russia undoubtedly had the possibility to create an innovative economy. Rogozin sees a modernised military complex as an innovative centre. Moeller listed a range of constraints on investments in Russia with weaknesses in infrastructure, the labour force, the protection of intellectual property rights, corruption and state support. Gruzdev pointed to the necessity for there to be trust between the regional authorities and investors, while Volynets and Budargin suggested closer business links with Russia's neighbours.
VTB Capital analyst
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