The Russian economy has proven its resilience to such external challenges as the rhetoric of economic sanctions, turbulence in emerging markets and volatility of oil prices. The strong foundations underpinning macroeconomic stability are attractive for investors, yet the economic growth rate does not correlate with Russias potential. This is the main challenge faced by Russias financial and economic authorities today. What incentives are needed to convert investor confidence into economic growth? What additional factors could boost GDP growth? What changes should be implemented for growth to accelerate? Will national projects serve as the basis for future growth?