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May 2018
Key moments

BRICS should be more than just an acronym, it should be a platform for real economic integration.

Alexey Tyupanov
Chairman of the Management Board, Chief Executive Officer, EXIAR

We believe that, in every country where we operate, giving back to the local community is the only way to do business.

Paul Rollinson
President, Chief Executive Officer, Kinross Gold Corporation

The penetration rate of electronic payments is enormous. If plastic cards took decades to penetrate retail trade, then the speed of penetration by electronic payments can be calculated in years.

David Yang
Founder, Chairman of the Board, ABBYY

In the present market environment, patents have become a tool for attacking rather than defending. Currently a patent is largely a tool used to restrict and maintain positions in markets.

Kirill Varlamov
Head, Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF)

There are so many savings out there in emerging markets, and yet, in terms of their use there are not enough institutions to allow these savings to be utilized to boost growth rates and development.

Yaroslav Lisovolik
Member of the Management Board of Deutsche Bank Russia, Chief Economist, Head of Company Research in Russia

The experience taught us that the key is to make sure the risks are allocated properly within the public sector, the private sector and among bearers and stakeholders.

Jin-Yong Cai
Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

The large share of state companies is the main structural disparity in the Russian economy. This is one of barriers to further investment in the Russian economy.

Alexei Kudrin
Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, St. Petersburg State University

China’s transition from a copying model to a creation model is a new window of opportunity that China is opening for the world today.

Alexander Savchenkov
Founder, Chief Executive Officer, CityAds Media

It would be a tragic mistake to push Russia out of Europe just now. Russia deserves to have a chance to define its new history, to find its own way and to be an active player on the international scene.

Václav Klaus
President of the Czech Republic (2003–2013)

Russia has managed to achieve considerable progress in promoting business innovations, and we’re still building on that record of success.

Arkady Dvorkovich
Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation

It’s highly likely that, over time, the EAEU will become just as integrated and significant a structure as the European Union is now.

Anatoly Chubais
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Executive Board, RUSNANO Corporation

Demand for construction of new nuclear power plants has regained pre-Fukushima levels and, in a certain sense, is even beginning to surpass it.

Sergei Kirienko
General Director, Rosatom State Nuclear Energy Corporation

Savings on emissions correspond to savings on energy and, therefore, to savings on costs.

Jean-Pascal Tricoire
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Schneider Electric

This transformation is happening and it’s driven by the economy, the people’s mindset, and also by another major force outside of ourselves, which is technological evolution.

Francesco Starace
Chief Executive Officer, General Manager, Enel S.p.A

In general, we are not building relations with anyone <…> against anyone else. We are building positive alliances.

Vladimir Putin
Russian President

We don’t want a complete turn eastwards. We simply want to trade with the East just as much as the West. Cutting off trade with the West has never been on our agenda.

Igor Shuvalov
First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation

The timely measures that we took to support our economy and financial system have worked overall.

Vladimir Putin
Russian President

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

Jean Raby
Chief Financial and Legal Officer, Alcatel-Lucent

It is fundamentally important to agree to the macroeconomic indicators (within the EEU) and adhere to them to create a stable environment, especially for businesses.

Tigran Sargsyan
Chairman of the Board, Eurasian Economic Commission

My dream is open transport, open circulation, an open flow of people, finance and goods within the EU and the EAEU.

Jean-Pascal Tricoire
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Schneider Electric