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Nikita Anisimov
HSE University Rector

Dear colleagues,

Welcome to the Yasin (April) International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development! Our forum is taking place within the walls of HSE University for the 24th time. I am very pleased that each year, the conference attracts more and more talented researchers—not only professors and PhDs with many years of experience, but also young researchers at the start of their scientific careers.

The conference programme features two dozen interesting and timely topic areas. Leading researchers from Russia and abroad will present their reports on issues in economics, education, society, demography, the situation in the labour market, and other topics. They will present the results of studies that will be used to develop the economy and society of our country.

In addition to renowned researchers and experts, the forum will also feature presentations by representatives of business and the government. The participants will be able to share experience, ideas, and best practices, discuss timely issues and the results of research. These discussions will serve as the basis for developing recommendations to develop the human, industrial, and innovative potential of Russia.

I am confident that the nine days of the conference will be very productive, and that we and our colleagues will find solutions that will help us overcome the serious challenges facing the country today.

I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has come to our conference and to those taking part online. I wish you success and fruitful work!


Yaroslav Kuzminov, HSE University Academic Supervisor, Head of the Programme Committee of the XXIV Yasin (April) Conference

Dear colleagues, friends, and guests from Russia and abroad,

The XXIV Yasin (April) International Academic Conference will soon begin. This year, the forum can once again boast a strong attendance that will likely be in excess of 3,000 people. I believe that none of them will be left disappointed; guests can once again expect productive discussions on a wide range of issues, from arctic research and eastern studies to issues concerning financial institutions and the digital economy.

The week and a half of the conference will feature presentations of almost two dozen expert reports prepared by HSE University specialists, as well as more than 600 papers from conference participants which will be discussed as part of thirty specialised sections.

As in previous years, there will be expert discussions featuring the participation of public officials and leading Russian and international specialists. These will cover pressing issues in economic, social, domestic and international politics. There will also be the now-traditional special and associated events, including symposiums, round tables, and other forms of opinion exchange.

I once again welcome all the participants and guests of the conference and hope that it will promote the economic and social development of Russia, as well as become a major and significant event in the scientific life both of Russia and of the world.

I wish everyone interesting, informative, and productive meetings as part of the XXIV Yasin (April) Conference!


Alexander Shokhin
HSE University President

Dear colleagues and friends,

The time has come for the XXIV Yasin (April) International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development. This year, it is bringing together 3,000 participants who are going to listen to over 600 presentations on a wide range of topics in social science and economics; they will exchange opinions as part of various symposiums, roundtable discussions and other events.

Our conference has joined the ‘Designing the Future’ initiative as part of Russia’s Decade of Science and Technology. This means that its participants are able to make a real contribution not only to creating the image of the future Russia, but to its real-life realisation by designing and implementing key S&T development initiatives, innovative ideas and projects.

I hope that as a result of the conference, each participant will be enriched with new knowledge, and the ideas that are elaborated as part of the event will contribute to our country’s S&T independence, something which has been discussed a lot recently.

I wish everyone fruitful work and great impressions over the coming ten days!


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The Russian economy has demonstrated high resilience to unprecedented external pressure and has managed to largely adapt to new conditions. As early as this year, it can go from recession to growth. The issue of where to find drivers and resources for this was discussed at a plenary session titled ‘Russian Economy under Sanctions: From Adaptation to Sustainable Growth’ at the XXIV Yasin (April) International Academic Conference held at HSE University as part of the Decade of Science and Technology. Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Maksim Reshetnikov took part in the discussion.
April 18, 2023
Experts say that interest in news has sharply increased among the Russian audience. At the same time, part of the audience deliberately avoids it. What kind of content is in demand and will people continue to watch TV? These and other issues were discussed at the plenary session ‘ Info-hygiene and Information Elitism: How to Consume Media Properly’ at the XXIV Yasin (April) International Academic Conference.
April 17, 2023
Africa has the potential to become a new economic giant. Today, African countries are interested in comprehensive cooperation and strengthening their positions in the global arena, and they look forward to receiving assistance from Russia and China in developing their technology, economy, and social sphere. Effective engagement with Africa requires training a greater number of professional African studies specialists. The XXIV Yasin (April) International Academic Conference at HSE University featured a plenary session on 'Africa in a Changing World'.
April 17, 2023
Dementia, a debilitating form of cognitive impairment, can be preventable. According to Professor Jubin Abutalebi of the University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Italy, and the Arctic University of Tromsoe, Norway, the easiest way to prevent cognitive decline after the age of 60 is to learn and practice foreign languages – the more languages, the better, suggests Professor Abutalebi in his presentation 'Preventing dementia through bilingualism' at the XXIV Yasin (April) International Academic Conference.
April 11, 2023
Today, BRICS has become an influential factor in modern international relations and is perceived as one of the pillars of a more just world order. This association is not based on one party’s dominance, but instead, is built on a sound balance of interests. The role of the association was discussed by the participants of the plenary session ‘BRICS Development Strategy: Equal Opportunities in an Unequal World’at the XXIV Yasin (April) International Academic Conference.
April 10, 2023
Like any crisis, the sanctions of 2022, besides problems, have created new opportunities for Russian companies. This is the conclusion that HSE University’s experts have come to. Their study results are presented in the report ‘Adaptation of Russian Industrial Companies to Sanctions: First Steps and Expectations’, prepared by HSE University for the XXIV Yasin (April) International Academic Conference.
April 06, 2023

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