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The Principles and Goals of the Russian State in the Twenty-First Century

  • Alexei Kudrin
  • Vladimir Mau


The role of the Russian state is at the heart of the national debate about the future strategic, economic and social development of this huge, complex country. The traditional Russian and Soviet conception of the state holds that the state is by far the most important player in the resolution of the country’s major problems—in particular in respect of the “catching up” development that remains Russia’s central challenge at the start of the twenty-first century.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexei Kudrin
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Vladimir Mau
    • 4
    • 3
  1. 1.Former Minister of FinanceMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Centre for Strategic ResearchSt. PetersburgRussia
  3. 3.Presidential Economic CouncilMoscowRussia
  4. 4.Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)MoscowRussia

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