This talk deals with the role of the USSR and the Russian Federation in the world economy and international trade for the period between the end of World War 2 and the present. It will cover the proportions allocated to different sectors of industry and trade, and throw some light on the influence of politics on the development of the economy and trade. This talk will be in English with some illustrations.
We are extremely grateful to Michael Borshchevsky's Company Inter TV Ltd., which is a very generous supporter of the Great Britain-Russia Society.
Michael Borshchevsky spent ten years in the 1950s and 1960s in the field of rocket engineering, then some 25 years as a researcher in the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, and as a lecturer in the Universities of Moscow and Leningrad. His subjects were Sociological and Economic research in regional and urban development. Since the late 1980s Dr. Borshchevsky has been in private business as President of the first Anglo-Soviet Trading House, as Chairman of the International Corporation "United Europe", sole representative of the Association of the Russian banks abroad with the head office in London, visiting Professor at Westminster University, and the last 15 years as Managing Director of Inter TV Ltd UK (4 Russian speaking channels worldwide). He is Editor in Chief of the international magazine "Herald of Europe" (in English), a member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) and a full member of the International Academy of Radio and Television. 1958 - Diploma in Engineering, 1968-Diploma in Sociology, PhD in Sociology & Economics. Over 120 publications in Russian and English.
An assessment from a former Soviet citizen with enormous experience in many areas.
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