Tsarizm
Eastern Europe News

Russia Is Optimistic On Growth But Still ‘Far From Where We Want To Be,’ Former Deputy PM Says

Image by Presidential Press and Information Office
Dmitry Medvedev and Arkady Dvorkovich

Russia has major challenges ahead in terms of improving its competitiveness on the world stage, but its current and former officials remain positive despite mounting Western sanctions.

Russian Railways chairman and former Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich, speaking at the Ambrosetti Forum in Cernobbio, Italy on Friday, admitted the slow pace of progress in the country of 144 million.

Kremlin Nightmare – Over Half Of Russian Population Ready To Protest Over Pension Reform

“I think we’re far from where we want be … A long way to go, but we are getting more competitive with time,” he told CNBC’s Steve Sedgwick, emphasizing the country’s plans to strengthen foreign partnerships and increase public and private investment into education and innovation.

To read more visit CNBC.

Related articles

Police Seize Opposition Leader Navalny’s Headquarters In Moscow

L Todd Wood

Russia, Belarus To Further ‘Integrate’, Paving Way For Putin’s Fifth Term

Tsarizm Staff

Kosovo-Serbian Dialogue Is Nowhere In Sight

Kozeta Çika