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http://www.times.spb.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=29163

The St. Petersburg International Economic forum had its peak in 2007 and 2008, when deals were signed worth $13.5 billion and $14.6 billion respectively, though many projects have been put on hold due to the crisis, including the Orlov tunnel under the River Neva, the New Holland multifunctional center and other development and housing projects.

Nabuillina and Vikram Pandit, the chief executive of City Group, are expected to take part in the panel discussion “Anti-Crisis Programs: Scale And Limits of Government Intervention in the Context of a Market Economy,” on what forms government investment and debate on nationalization should take, and on how public-private partnerships can effectively replace direct state interference and what measures Russia should take.

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The forum’s opening on Thursday will be “International Day,” covering the topic of Russia-EU business dialog.

Russia-U.S. business dialog will mostly be devoted to economic cooperation as a key factor in “resetting” Russia-U.S. relations. Many predict a major thaw between the two global powers when U.S. president Barack Obama pays his first visit to Russia in July.

The forum officially opens on Friday, with “Economics Day” — a plenary session at which the main guest will be president Dmitry Medvedev. He is set to deliver a keynote address entitled “The global economic crisis: First lessons and leading the way forward.”

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Contact Number +7 (812) 680 0000

Русский EnglishWe speak English and Russian
Official Website of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Russia
June 4 – 6, 2009 (Thursday of this week)
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http://press.forumspb.com/eng/events/

Timetable of Events at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum

[and take a look at this list of participants and where they are from – it is absolutely amazing]

http://www.forumspb.com/eng/members/for_members/for_participants/

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