Please join the Atlantic Council and Free Russia Foundation for an expert panel to discuss the key causes driving the new wave of Russian emigration and its implications.
Since Vladimir Putin assumed his third term in office in May 2012, Russian emigration has surged to its highest levels since the 1990s. Unlike the 1990s where emigration was driven mostly by economic instability, the emigrants today are fleeing the economic and political system that President Putin has put in place. In addition, those leaving Russia also make up a key segment of Russian society- they are among the best educated, most entrepreneurial, and highly skilled from the middle and upper middle classes. The “Putin exodus,” or the new wave of Russian brain drain, will have profound consequences for Russia’s short- and long-term economic development, political environment, and policy.
A conversation with:
Ms. Evgenia Chirikova
Mr. Mikhail Kokorich
President and Co-Founder, Astro Digital Inc; Partner
Space Venture Fund
Dr. Sergei Erofeev
Dr. Alina Polyakova
Deputy Director, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center; Senior Fellow, Future Europe Initiative
Ambassador John Herbst
Director, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center