Kudrin suggested a way to stop “brain drain” from Russia


The former Minister of Finance of Russia, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Center for strategic research (CSR) Alexei Kudrin told how to stop the “brain drain” from Russia. He stated this in an interview at the St. Petersburg international economic forum (SPIEF).

“We need to create a more comfortable environment for the creative class, which today creates new growth and new technologies, makes the country competitive. Today this class is not very comfortable feeling in our country”, — said Kudrin.

In his opinion, it is necessary to improve “the quality of institutions, ensuring quality of life.” He explained that we are talking about many aspects, ranging from education for children and medicine to personal safety, travel and “moral comfort from the point of view of communication, openness, ability to speak on many topics”.

“If Russia will be able to go back to the creation of such conditions, or make significant progress in their creation, many will be back,” he said.

So, according to Kudrin, was in the early 2000-ies. “I was a witness when a large number of our fellow citizens have returned to Russia to do business here and work in technology companies. Often they came as representatives of Western companies, but they are then stuck here, < … > It is possible to create a reverse flow, but this requires some effort,” — concluded Putin.

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