We are currently living in a much more fragmented world than we did two years ago. The world is severely paralyzed. […] We still haven’t been able to find a single solution to a rather vulnerable situation. This also applies to the pandemic and many other issues — Borge Brende, President, World Economic Forum.
The art of diplomacy is also basically a thing of the past. It seems that we are more interconnected through videoconferencing, through the ability to communicate without physically visiting a site, but nevertheless, the art of diplomacy and the dialogue itself is increasingly split into interest groups, coalitions of interest, and then imposition occurs. And imposition is a terrible thing — Alexander Pankin, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
The situation that has developed in our country is one of stability and fairly predictable conditions. I’m certain that after all the twists and turns of this summer, foreign investments will come in the fall. This is a form of confirmation that interest is being shown in our country — Oleg Deripaska, Founder, RUSAL; Founder, Volnoye Delo Foundation .
For business, of course, predictability is very important. It’s important to understand global processes, how they progress and how they interact. We aren’t seeing this today. The level of cooperation at the global level is declining. It’s increasingly a struggle with the lack of any interaction. [...] We need open markets, open rules, fair rules of interaction, and fair rules of the game — Andrey Kostin, President and Chairman of the Management Board, VTB Bank.