Rusnano’s Anatoly Chubais says he could easily emigrate to the West
Last year, Chubais said that Russia would lag behind the living standards of such countries as Greece, Kazakhstan, and Turkey.
The issue of emigration is a complex one for every scientist and qualified specialist, Anatoly Chubais, chairman of Rusnano Executive Board, believes. The official thus answered the question of journalists about the influence of Moscow protests on the leakage of personnel from Russia.
“The question of emigration is generally a very intimate question, and each person answers it themselves; there can be no advice. Our country has some cruel historic circumstances,” Chubais told Vedomosti. Rusnano Head also stressed that he himself could have move to another country; for example, give lectures on the history of Russia at Harvard. Instead, he gives lectures at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in Dolgoprudny. “I’d make a good Harvard professor, but I'm here with you. Everyone decides for themselves. According to Chubais, he would have lived quite comfortably in the US, but he is not going to seriously think about leaving Russia in the near future.
Last year, Chubais said that Russia would lag behind the living standards of such countries as Greece, Kazakhstan, and Turkey. The global economic growth rate suggests that Russia will indeed lag behind the United States and Europe. For a number of factors, such as human capital, culture, education, and health care, “we run the risk of putting ourselves in a scenario that leads to an increase in Russia's backlog from the rest of the world.” Chubais agrees that it is possible to rectify the situation, but “this economic task has no economic solutions,” RT notes.