For preparing the report there were used materials, statistics reports and databases, research works of the Eurasian Development Bank, works of research institutes and centers of the National Research University — Higher School of Economics, of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), MGIMO University, Russian Academy of Science (RAC), articles and report prepared by Russian and foreign experts.
Authors express their gratitude for organization support Andrey Bystritskiy, Chairman of the Foundation for Support and Development of the Valdai Discussion Club.
Authors express their appreciation for the valuable comments on the report topic to the participant in the situational analysis which took place on January 29, 2015: Evgeniy Vinokurov, Director of the Center for Integration Research of the Eurasian Development Bank; Irina Zvyagelskaya, Professor of the Oriental Studies Department of the MGIMO University; Igor Denisov, Senior Fellow of the Center for the Research of East Asia and Shanghai Cooperation Organization of the MGIMO University; Valery Kryukov, Professor of the National Research University — Higher School of Economics, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Mikhail Blinkin, Tenured Professor of the National Research University — Higher School of Economics; Vladimir Ryzhkov, Professor of the National Research University — Higher School of Economics; Dmitry Polyansky, Deputy Director of the Russian Foreign Ministry First Department of the CIS States; Elena Alexeyenkova, Research Fellow of the Center for Global Issues of the MGIMO University; Evgenia Makhmutova, Associate Professor of the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation; Konstantin Panin, Vice President for Public relations in the Summa Group; Elena Shipilova, International Projects Head in the Summa Group; Anastasia Pyatachkova, Tatyana Donich, Alexander Korolev, Dmitri Novikov, Anna Sokolova, Ilya Stepanov, Alexander Pestich, Junior Research Fellows of the Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies of the National Research University — Higher School of Economics.
Authors express their gratitude for the discussion and valuable remarks on the report topic to participants in the international conference “Creating Eurasia: Silk Road Economic Belt” held in Astana on April 16–18, 2015 and Sultan Akimbekov, Director of the World Economy and Politics Institute under the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan — the Leader of the Nation.
Authors express their gratitude for pivotal intellectual and organizational contribution into work upon the report Ziyavudin Magomedov, Chairman of the Board of the Directors of the Summa Group.