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The fourth VTB Capital “RUSSIA CALLING!” Investment Forum commences in London on May 21st

20 May 2013

The fourth VTB Capital “RUSSIA CALLING!” Investment Forum: London Session will take place between May 21st and 23rd. Within the framework of the three day Forum, leading Russian and international experts and government officials will discuss the strategic priorities for the economic development of Russia, including monetary policy.

The Forum participants will be addressed by: Andrey Kostin, VTB Bank President and Chairman of the Management Board; Alexey Ulyukaev, First Deputy Chairman of the Bank of Russia; Alexei Kudrin, the Dean of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, St. Petersburg State University; Russia's Finance Minister (2000-2011), Xavier Rolet, CEO of the London Stock Exchange Group.

The Forum is a leading platform for the discussion of key investment and economic issues impacting the Russian economy. It is designed to attract international investments into the Russian and CIS economies, as well as to develop dialogue between the Russian business and international investment communities.

On 21st May, the Forum’s opening day, a panel session looking at “Economic policy: issues, challenges and solutions”, will be held. Participants will discuss the prospects of the Russian economy, monetary and fiscal policy, and other important economic and investment topics.

During the forum a number of one-on-one meetings will take place between Russian companies and investors.

Alexei Yakovitsky, Global CEO at VTB Capital, said: “The VTB Capital Investment Forum “RUSSIA CALLING!”: London Session will be held for the fourth time in London, one of the world’s key financial centres. The Forum has established itself as an important moment for international investors into Russia because it presents our global partners with the full range of investment opportunities in the Russian market. The Russian economy has huge investment potential, and we are pleased to continue the dialogue initiated in 2009 that will allow its participants - representatives of the government, business, investors and experts - to discuss the possibility of further effective business collaboration."

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