The Baltic Course  

Andrei Illarionov: “Russia may be facing economic blackout”
Professor Andrei Illarionov, Russian Institute of Economic Analysis’ director is a civil servant rarely found in any country: he always has his own opinion and has consistently defended it for years. His opinion is not a decoration one brings out for the election campaign; it’s not a party membership badge or a product or tool of lobbyist actions. His point of view has been evolving and keeps evolving through years of hard work and by enormous effort of a person, who treats his country with full responsibility and believes that the only way one shows his respect to others is by not lying to them. Western experts think that Russian President is very lucky to have such a chief economic adviser.