Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed the participants, organizers and guests to the 12th “GIDAR” forum, which will be launched this year with the title “Russia and the World After the Epidemic.”
In a message posted on the Kremlin’s official website, Putin said: “Last year our country and the world at large faced the Coronavirus epidemic, which has become a serious threat to the lives and safety of people, and an unprecedented test for national economies and many key industries such as health care, education, culture, small and medium-sized companies and the sector. Services. It is important to learn lessons from emerging problems and work not only to restore commercial activity and the labor market, but to ensure development in all areas. “
The Russian president pointed out the need to work to increase citizens’ income, solve infrastructure and environment problems, and introduce advanced digital technologies in all fields. Therefore, the topic of the current forum “Russia and the world after the epidemic” is very important and required.
Putin expressed his confidence that the forum will be successful and that its participants will present useful initiatives that will be practically implemented.
The forum will be held this year on January 14 and 15, and it comes at a time when the world and Russia are under pressure due to the Coronavirus crisis.
The Economic Forum has been held annually since 2010 in memory of the Russian economic researcher, director of the Institute for the Transition Economy, the head of the reformist government in Russia in the post-Soviet period, Yegor Gaidar, and this forum later becomes a pivotal political and economic event in Russia’s life.