This event was a step further in building scenarios for the future of Russia. The process started in autumn 2010, when the Carnegie Moscow Center gathered political analysts from Russia and abroad to discuss the outlook for Russia ten years down the road. The participants of that scenario-building exercise, each endeavoring to outline the potential for development in a given area of social, economic, or political life presented their views in two issues of Pro et Contra journal. Short versions of the studies have been presented in Vedomosty newspaper. In Vienna the participants presented the revised new versions of the papers. The themes for discussion were: Hypothesizing the Third Cycle; Economy and Political Patterns; Evolution of the Political System; Public Mindset and Civic Activism; Center-Periphery Relations; Ideology and Education;Russia and the World.
A public discussion was organized on the June 21st and Maria Lipman and Nikolay Petrov from Carnegie presented the project RUSSIA 2020.
Period: April 2011 - September 2011
Coordinators: Anna Ganeva, Yana Papazova, Ivan Krastev
Financing Organisations: Open Society Foundation, New York; Directorate for Security Policy of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Defence and Sport
Partners: Bruno Kriesky Forum for Inetrnatonal Dialogue, Carnegie Moscow Centre