Russia is a Country with Great Potential
International participants of the XV HSE April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development speak to the HSE News Service.
Massimiliano Onorato, Assistant Professor Economics and Institutional Change at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Lucca (Italy). His interests include political economy and macroeconomic development.
― You study macroeconomics, as well as work with global and European organizations. What can you say about Russia's economy today?
― Russia has great potential. I think that it needs to integrate more intensively with the international economy and diversify of its own economy, which means not only development of the oil and gas industry.
― This is your first time in Moscow. What are your plans to see the city?
― I have already seen the Kremlin and walked through Red Square. I definitely want to visit a restaurant for some Russian food. Mari Vanna has such food, right?
Anna Chernyakhovskaya, specially for the HSE news service