Scientific and Expert Forum "Primakov Readings" is an annual international meeting of experts in the field of international relations and world economy. It was first held in 2015 and was named after the scientist and statesman Yevgeny Maksimovich Primakov.
During the five years of its existence, the Forum has acquired the status of an authoritative international platform for discussing scenarios of international relations development, challenges in the field of international security, as well as new models of interaction of world politics subjects.
Within the Forum, leading scientists, politicians and diplomats from around the world are engaged in an open dialogue on global and regional challenges and threats. A lot of outstanding scientists and experts from major world think tanks and research centers, politicians and public figures have participated in the Forum since its establishment.
Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Forum – Aide to the President of the Russian Federation Y.V. Ushakov.
Deputy Chairman of the Forum Organizing Committee – President of Primakov IMEMO RAS, Academician of RAS A.A. Dynkin.
Member of the Forum Organizing Committee – Director of Primakov IMEMO RAS, Corresponding Member of RAS F.G. Voitolovsky.
The Forum was addressed by the President of the Russian Federation V.V. Putin, Chairwoman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation V.I. Matviyenko, Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service S.Y. Naryshkin, Chairman of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation A.L. Kudrin, Aide to the President of the Russian Federation A.A. Fursenko, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Federation Council K.I. Kosachev, Minister of Science and Higher Education M.M. Kotyukov, Minister of Finance A.G. Siluanov. Permanent participant of the conference – Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation S.V. Lavrov.
Among the foreign participants of the Forum are Carl Bildt, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden (1999-2001), Alexander Kwaśniewski, President of Poland (1995-2005), Mikuláš Dzurinda, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia (2010-2012), Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference, Wolfgang Schüssel, Federal Chancellor of Austria (2000-2007), Javier Solana, Secretary General of NATO (1995-1999) and High Representative for EU Foreign and Security Policy (1999-2009). In 2017, a special session with the participation of former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger was held within the Forum.