January 21 to 23

International Conference, entitled Russia and the World: Challenges of the New Decade, organized in memory of Yegor Gaidar was held. This conference became an emblematic event for Russia: Leading experts debated on key trends in the world economy during global instability at the Forum discussions and analyzed major mechanisms for existence of states in the situation at hand and outlined ways to restore the health of economy. Igor Shuvalov, First Deputy Chair of the Russian Government; Elvira Nabiullina, Russian Minister of Economic Development in 2010; German Gref, President and Chairman of Board at Sberbank; Esko Aho, Prime Minister of Finland from 1991 to 1995; Sergei Naryshkin, Head of the Presidential Administration in 2010, participated in the Forum.

In 2010, the Gaidar Readings on the most pressing issues of modern regional economic development and international cooperation were held both in Moscow and across the country. The readings took place in Arzamas, Pyatigorsk, Ulan-Ude, Kaliningrad, and Perm. Representatives of federal ministries and agencies, heads of federal districts, constituent entities of the Russian Federation, local authorities, leading scientists, practitioners and representatives of civic movements took part in these readings.