Online discussion “The Georgian-Russian Dialogue: Economy during the Pandemic” will take place on May 1

28 April 2020

On May, 1, the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund and the Primakov Georgian-Russian Public Center will hold online discussion “The Georgian-Russian Dialogue: Economy during the Pandemic”.

What governmental measures to support businesses and populations are being introduced during the period of the economic downfall due to the coronavirus pandemic? Are they effective? How is the tourist industry – one of the most affected industries of economy – doing today? What will happen next?

The following speakers will present during the discussion:

Leonid Grigoriev, PhD, Professor, Academic Advisor at the Department of World Economy of National Research University – Higher School of Economics (HSE), Chief Advisor to the Head of the Analysis Center under the Government of the Russian Federation (Moscow);

Vakhtang Khomizurashvili, Financial Markets Expert, Vice President (1994-2006) at Tbilisi Interbank Currency Exchange (Tbilisi);

Georgy Dartsimelia, President of the Certified Guides Association of Georgia (Tbilisi).

The discussion will begin at 1:00 pm Moscow time on Friday via Zoom. In order to participate, please, do the following:

  1. download Zoom on your phone/iPad/computer;

  2. register on Zoom (this step is required to attend the video conference);

  3. register for the discussion by completing a registration form on TimePad (the link is below);

  4. check settings of your camera and microphone for full-format participation in the event.

Before the beginning of the discussion each participant will receive an invitation to attend with a link to access the conference. In order to join the discussion, you can also use an ID number of the conference – a 10-digit number.

The discussion will be organized in a free format.

Duration of the event – up to 2 hours.

Working language of the event is Russian (without interpretation).

Registration is required and available here



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