The relationship between the economies of Belarus and Russia. A seminar

December 15, 2020 17:58

The rapidly deepening political crisis in Belarus is putting a whole range of issues on Belarus’ relations with Russia on the agenda. Because of this, Center for Socio-Economic Research CASE Belarus ( and the Russian expert group “European Dialogue” ( initiate a series of open seminars “Belarusian-Russian Expert Dialogue”.

The first online seminar "Relationship between the economies of Belarus and Russia" will take place on December 17th at 4 PM Minsk and Moscow time (2 PM CET).

The following speakers will deliver introductory messages:

  • Aleś Alachnovič - representative for economic reforms of Svetlana Tsikhanovskaya, vice president of the Center for Social and Economic Research CASE Belarus
  • Lev Lvovsky, PhD. - Senior Researcher at the Center for Economic Research BEROC (Belarus)

Moderator: Evgeny Gontmakher, PhD - Scientific Director of the European Dialogue Expert Group

Several Belarusian and Russian experts will speak in the discussion (Ryhor Astapenia, PhD, Research Director, Center for New Ideas (Minsk); Ruslan Grinberg, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Scientific Director of the Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences; PhD. Andrey Zaostrovtsev, economist; Boris Kravchenko, president of the all-Russian union of trade unions "Confederation of Labor of Russia"; Nikolai Petrov, a senior researcher at Chatham House; Dmitry Potapenko, entrepreneur).

To register for the event, please fill out the Google form ( Upon registration, you will receive an invitation to log into Zoom.

Working languages: Russian with simultaneous translation into English.


The seminar is supported by Belarus in Focus Information Office in partnership with Press Club Belarus.

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The relationship between the economies of Belarus and Russia. A seminar