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Russian Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin to Speak October 23

Darren O'Sullivan
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—On Tuesday, October 23, Alexei Kudrin, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation, will give a public lecture at Bard College. His talk, “Russian Contemporary Financial Policy,” is free and open to the public and takes place at 2:30 p.m. in Weis Cinema in the Bertelsmann Campus Center. Kudrin will be introduced by Bard President Leon Botstein. Kudrin’s lecture is sponsored by The Levy Economics Institute, the Institute for International Liberal Education, and the Economics Program of Bard College. Alexei Kudrin has been finance minister of the Russian Federation since 2000, and was appointed deputy prime minister last month. He earned an economics degree from Leningrad State University and undertook graduate studies at the Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Science. In the early and mid 1990s, Kudrin worked as chairman of the Mayor’s Financial Committee in St. Petersburg and also served as deputy, first deputy mayor, member of city government, and chairman of the Economy and Finances Committee for the city. In 1996, he was appointed deputy chief of the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation, and chief of the Administration on Trade, Economic and Scientific-Technological Cooperation. Prior to becoming finance minister of the Russian Federation in 2000, Kudrin was appointed first deputy finance minister of the Russian Federation in 1997 and served in that role until becoming finance minister in 2000. In 2004, he was elected to the board of overseers of Smolny College, which was established in 1996 as Russia’s first liberal arts college through a partnership between Bard College and Saint Petersburg State University. For more information about the lecture, call 845-758-7378. # # # (10.10.07)

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