On January 29, the EastWest Institute and The Hanns Seidel Foundation will host a roundtable debate on Russian economic policy under the new government.

The year 2020 started with a big surprise in Russia. The federal government unexpectedly resigned from office. At the same time president Vladimir Putin appointed Michail Mishustin—the head of the federal tax administration—as the new prime minister. It is now his task to coordinate the government's work to strengthen the Russian economy that—so far—turned out to be rather robust in spite of the sanctions.
What effect do sanctions and counter-sanctions—still setting the frame and the tone for EU-Russia relations—have and how will the new government cope with their consequences? Are there even harder effects to be expected for the future? How does Moscow see its position in the world economy?