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Nizhny Novgorod hosts import substitution conference: high tech in focus

2 Apr '15
Nizhny Novgorod in the mid-Volga area is hosting on April 10, 2015 a sizable conference on import substitution in the Volga Federal District as a response to western sanctions.

The Moscow-based Russian Institute for Strategic Studies (RISS) is putting together the event with support from the International Innovation Agency, Nizhny Novgorod.

The conference will feature:

 The RISS management;
 Representatives of the research and academic circles of the Nizhny Novgorod region;
 The Nizhny Novgorod regional government and the Office of the RF Presidential Plenipotentiary in the Volga Federal District;
 Business circles;
 International experts.

RISS expects to use the results of the conference when developing strategies for Russia’s economic policy in the current conditions.

Media partners: Delovoy Kvartal Magazine, Marchmont News,

Location: “Media Strike Hall”, big conference hall, the International Trade Center; 8 Kovalikhinskaya St., floor 10, Nizhny Novgorod.

Date: April 10, 2015.

Time: 10.00-15.00.

For more information please contact us at: +7-920-073-1799 and +7-951-918-2818 or and

About RISS

The Russian Institute for Strategic Studies (RISS) is a major scientific-research and analytical center established by the President of the Russian Federation.

The main task of RISS is to provide information support to the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation, the Federation Council, the State Duma and the Security Council as well as to Government offices, ministries and departments. RISS provides expert appraisals and recommendations and prepares analytical materials for those bodies.

About import substitution

Back in 2009, President Vladimir Putin of Russia announced the launch of import substitution programs in the Russian sectors that had obvious competitive advantages.

Last year, in the face of economic sanctions imposed against Russia by a number of western countries, import substitution became a priority for the national economic development strategy and now calls for the development and manufacture of advanced high technology products inside Russia.
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