Greater Eurasia: From Political Idea to Step-by-Step Implementation
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Moskva Hall, 3, Tverskaya st. Moscow

On February 7, 2018, in the framework of the Russian Business Week 2018 the Valdai Discussion Club will hold a special session, titled “Greater Eurasia: From Political Idea to Step-by-Step Implementation”.

The Greater Eurasian Partnership concept, put forward by Russian President in June 2016, has already evolved from an idea to political practice. The process is led by Russia and China but other countries of the macroregion are welcome to join it. The Greater Eurasian Partnership cannot be hinged on one integration project or initiative and envisages a plurality of institutions and cooperation formats.

At the same time, international cooperation in Greater Eurasia faces new economic reality, when sanctions are increasingly used as part of economic competition, relative deglobalization is accompanied by growth in protectionism, and new economic forms and business models emerge amid rapid technological innovations. All of these factors can contribute to the creation of the Greater Eurasian partnership as a project which can give its participants new capabilities to implement their national development priorities.

What are the philosophy and ideology of the Greater Eurasian partnership? What could it look like in practice? Where are the borders of Greater Eurasia? How adequate is international cooperation in Eurasia to the demands of the global environment? To what extent can the rapidly developing technologies mitigate the negative effects of the new economic reality and help build a shared Eurasian space? What practical decisions can be taken and implemented? The participants will answer these and other questions.


Timofei Bordachev, Programme Director of the Valdai Discussion Club, Director of the Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies at the National Research University Higher School of Economics


•             Andrey Bystritskiy , Chairman of the Board of the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club

•             Alexander Shokhin, President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs

•             Yaroslav Lissovolik, Programme Director of the Valdai Discussion Club, Chief Economist with the Eurasian Development Bank

•             Tatiana Valovaya, Member of the Board – Minister, Development of Integration and Macroeconomics, Eurasian Economic Commission

•             Pavel Kabat, Director General and Chief Executive Officer, International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA)

Information for the media! To attend, please fill out the accreditation form or call +7 926 930 77 63.

Information for participants! If you have any questions, please call +7 926 638 86 37.