The 10th International Forum "Primakov Readings"
June, 25–26, 2024
World Trade Center Moscow
Forum 2024
Russia in the Global Context
On June 25−26 2024 the 10th anniversary edition of the International Forum "Primakov Readings" will be held at the Moscow World Trade Center.
International Forum "Primakov Readings" is an annual meeting of experts in the field of international relations and world economy.

The first Readings in honor of Yevgeny Maksimovich Primakov were held on October 29, 2015 on his birthday. The event was initiated and organized by the Primakov Institute of World Economy and International Relations of Russian Academy of Sciences, World Trade Center and Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation.

The Forum rightfully occupies a prominent place among the most authoritative and representative international conferences, attracting the attention of decision-makers, diplomats, prominent experts and journalists from around the world.

This autumn marks the 95th anniversary of the birth of E.M. Primakov. In light of this event, the main program of the Primakov Readings will be opened by a session dedicated to his scientific and political legacy.

The anniversary Forum will be focused on the role of BRICS in shaping a new global economic architecture, vectors of interaction between the countries of Greater Eurasia, a polycentric nuclear world and the impact of modern crises on the future contours of European security, as well as the role of culture in international relations.
"We decided to devote the Anniversary X Primakov Readings to the topic "Russia in a Global Context." Why this choice? For the past decade, we have been discussing global issues: the risks of a return to confrontation, the horizons of post-globalization, the rise of Eurasia, and the characteristics of the post-global world, among others.

We warned about the strategic miscalculations of the West regarding their hopes for an economic catastrophe in Russia due to the history of sanctions war; the inviolability of the unipolar world order; the possibility of a global blockade of our export-oriented economy.

The main surprise for our enemies was the fantastic stability of the Russian economy. It is worth noting that no other economy in the world would be able to withstand such pressure. There is a feeling that experts in the West increasingly lose the understanding of Russian realities. They look, figuratively speaking, in the rearview mirror of their own rhetoric and propaganda," said Alexander Dynkin, Academician, President of IMEMO and Deputy Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Forum.
The 10th International Forum "Primakov Readings"
"Russia in Global Context"
June 25, Tuesday, Congress Hall

Opening Ceremony
  • Yury Ushakov
    Aide to the President of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the Organizing Committee
  • Konstantin Kosachev
    Deputy Speaker of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
  • Alexander Dynkin
    President of the Primakov Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), Full member of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Panel Discussion 1. Evgeny Primakov’s Ideas for the 21th century (on the occasion of the Evgeny Primakov’s 95th anniversary)
  • Konstantin Kosachev
    Deputy Speaker of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
  • Alexander Dynkin
    President, Primakov Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), Full member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Advisor to the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation (1998-1999)
  • Mikhail Zadornov
    Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation (1997–1999)
  • Anatoly Torkunov
    Rector, MGIMO University; Full member of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Sergey Katyrin
    Chairman of the Board, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
  • Svetlana Sharenkova
    Chairman, Bulgaria-Russia Forum, Bulgaria

Panel Discussion 2. BRICS: Towards a New World Architecture
  • Vyacheslav Nikonov
    First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs
  • Zhang Yuyan
    Director, Institute of World Economy and Politics (IWEP), Chinese Academy of Social Science (CASS), China
  • Tatyana Zhuravleva
    Director General, Andrey Melnichenko Foundation
  • Nandan Unnikrishnan
    Distinguished Fellow, Observer Research Foundation (ORF), India
  • Victoria Panova
    Vice-Rector, HSE University; Head, BRICS-Russia Expert Council
  • Ramzy Ezzeldine Ramzy
    Ambassador of Egypt (Ret.), former ambassador of Egypt to Germany, Austria, Brazil, former Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations, Egypt

Speech by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Alexey Overchuk
  • Alexey Overchuk
    Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation

Panel Discussion 3. Greater Eurasia Interaction Vectors
  • Sergey Lebedev
    General Secretary, Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)
  • Madhav Nalapat
    Honorary Director, Department of Geopolitics and International Relations, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India (online)
  • Xu Xiujun
    Director of International Political Theory, Institute of World Economy and Politics (IWEP), Chinese Academy of Social Science (CASS), China
  • Sergey Afontsev
    Deputy Director, Primakov Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO); Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Zarema Shaukenova
    Vice-president, National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Akramjon Nematov
    First Deputy Director, Institute for Strategic and Regional Studies under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan
  • Elena Panina
    Director, Institute for International Political and Economic Strategies — RUSSTRAT
  • Artem Malgin
    Vice-Rector for Strategic Development, MGIMO University
Panel Discussion 4. Polycentric Nuclear Order: Risks Uncontrolled
  • Sergey Ryabkov
    Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
  • Dmitry Trenin
    Research Director, Institute of World Military Economy and Strategy, HSE University
  • Alexey Arbatov
    Head, Center for International Security, Primakov Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO); Full member of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Rose Gottemoeller
    Fellow, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University, USA (online)
  • Sujan R. Chinoy
    Director General, Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (MP-IDSA), India
  • Feodor Voitolovsky
    Director, Primakov Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO); Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences