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Alexander Auzan: “A nation has certainly emerged in Russia despite all its ethnic and cultural differences”

On October 25th, Blagosfera center hosted an open interview of Eugene Gontmakher, member of the European Dialogue Expert Group with Alexander Auzan, head of Department of Economics, Moscow State university. This is the second talk in a series of open interviews, which is organised by the European Dialogue expert group with support from Konrad Adenauer Foundation Russia. Our next interview will be with Irina Prokhorova, editor-in-chief of the Novoye Literaturnoye Obozreniye publishing house

There is No "Reform" in Russia's Recent "Pension Reform" Bill | Interview with Evgeny Gontmakher

Maria Lipman speaks with Evgeny Gontmacher about the political and socioeconomic implications of raising the retirement age. Gontmacher is the deputy director responsible for social policy projects and recommendations at Aleksei Kudrin’s Committee of Civil Initiatives. Over 1992-2003, he held positions as Head of Department at the Russian Ministry of Labor, Deputy Chair at the Presidential Council for Social Policy, and Head of Department at the Russian Government Administration

How to lay the foundation of the intellectual infrastructure of Russian society

Russia is once again facing the need to choose among the options of civilisational development. Eugene Gontmaher and Nickolay Petrov discuss the current state of relations between Europe and Russia, factors that may influence them, as well as why Russia’s ability to make a leap forward into the future hinges on the country’s adherence to humanistic values. They believe that, given the current state of things, expert community being mindful of its responsibility towards the society should resume the dialogue about the country’s future at all levels. In the light of this European Dialogue expert group initiated a new project that is called European Russia featuring a sequence of both internal discussions about Russia’s European path as well as dialogues with international experts on mutual experience of tackling common threats